Radiation Therapists

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Occupation Description

Radiation therapists deliver radiation therapy to patients as arranged by a radiologist according to recognized practices and standards. Their duties may include studying prescription and analysis; acting as a connection with physician and supportive care employees; preparing medical devices, such as immobilization, treatment, and protection devices; and keeping records, reports, or files. They may aid in dosimetry procedures and tumor localization.

Estimated Income

Lower End
Middle
Upper End
$200,000
$150,000
$100,000
$50,000
All financial data provided by Bureau of Labor Statistics (bls.gov)

Total Employees In 2010

18230

Job Openings By 2020

6700

Growth Rate

20.3%

Required Education

Associate's degree
Specific Programs:
Associates of Science in Radiology

Required Work Experience

None

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