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Radiation Therapist

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Career Overview

A radiation therapist operates a radiation therapy equipment to administer radiation in order treat cancer and other diseases.

Education

Completing a two-year college program in a radiation therapy program is required to obtain this position. A four-year bachelor’s degree in this field will make an applicant more competitive.

Salary Expectations

Low End:
Median:
High End:
$50,000 /yr
$72,000 /yr
$100,000 /yr

Recommended Courses

  • Math - as much as possible!
  • English - as much as possible!
  • Communication
  • Science - as much as possible, including biology and psychology!
  • Anatomy
Future Outlook

The job outlook for this position looks good over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist. There will likely be a lot of competition for these jobs because there aren't many of them.

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Work Environment

Radiation therapists typically work in cancer treatment centers, hospitals, and doctor's offices.

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References

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook

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