Radiation TherapistsRadiation Therapists provide radiation therapy to cancer patients as prescribed by a radiologist according to established practices and standards.
Duties may include reviewing prescription and diagnosis, acting as liaison with physician and supportive care personnel, preparing equipment such as immobilization, treatment, and protection devices, and maintaining records, reports, and files.
May assist in dosimetry procedures and tumor localization.
- Completion of State-approved radiation therapy training program and passage of a written examination.
- Licensed by the State Department of Health Services.
- Strong background in the math and the physical and biological sciences.
- Computer technology skills.
- Ability to communicate effectively with medical therapy team and patients.
- Fingerprint clearance may be required by employer.
- Radiation Therapists Median hourly wage: $33.83
- Average annual wage: $69,615
- Estimated number of Radiation Therapists in 2005 660
Possible Career Paths for Radiation Therapists include becoming a: