Radiation Therapist

2014 CAREER PROJECT

What is a Radiation Therapist?

A radiation therapist uses beams of radiated light to locate and treat cancerous tumors according to the plan prescribe by a radiologist and oncologist. They are also responsible for the safety of their patients, for observing and documenting any reactions to treatments, updating charts and answering any equipment and follow all safety regulations regarding radiation exposure.

JOB OUTLOOK

  • Growth (2012 - 2022) faster than average (22% or higher)
  • Job opening (2012 - 2022) (8,400)
Salary

Median Wages (2013) $38.05 hourly, $79,140 annual

Educational Requirements

  • Certificate, associates degree in science or a bachelors degree in radiation therapy.

NATIONAL TRENDS

United States

Employment: 2012 (19,100) 2022 (23,600)

Annual Job Opening: 840