Radiation Therapist

What is a Radiation Therapist?

Radiation therapists are important members the healthcare team. They work closely with doctors and many other medical professionals to assist patients receiving radiation treatment. Typically, a radiation therapist performs many important duties including operating equipment to treat patients with radiation, monitoring patients’ reactions, following safety procedures, examining machines to ensure safety, and many other important tasks. Radiation therapists often work with cancer patients before and after treatment to ensure safety and compliance.

Radiation therapists work in a variety of settings, including:

  • Cancer treatment centers
  • Physician’s offices
  • Hospitals
  • Educational facilities

What Do Radiation Therapists Earn?

According to The Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage of radiation therapists was $74,980 in May 2010. The job outlook is promising with an expected growth of 20 percent between 2010 and 2020. With cancer rates expected to increase, radiation therapists will be needed to assist patients and physicians with the monitoring and treatment f cancer.

Radiology Technician and Health Science Programs

Adventist University of Health Sciences
Adventist University of Health Sciences

SACS

Available Degrees:

Click Here
ECPI University
ECPI University

SACS

Available Degrees:

Click Here
California State University Northridge
California State University Northridge

NCA

Available Degrees:

Click Here
Purdue University
Purdue University

HLC

Available Degrees:

Click Here
American University
American University

ACCSC

Available Degrees:

Click Here
Southern Technical College
Southern Technical College

ACICS

Available Degrees:

Click Here
McCann School of Business and Technology
McCann School of Business and Technology

CAAHEP

Available Degrees:

Click Here

Click here to see more radiology degrees...

LOOKING FOR A RADIOLOGY TECH DEGREE?

Fill out this short form below, and we'll help match you to an accredited college program that suits your interests, whether online- or campus-based.