Radiation therapists treat cancer and other diseases in patients by administering radiation treatments.Work Environment
Radiation therapists work in hospitals, offices of physicians, and outpatient centers. Most radiation therapists work full time.How to Become a Radiation Therapist
Most radiation therapists complete programs that lead to an associate’s degree or a bachelor’s degree in radiation therapy. Radiation therapists must be licensed or certified in most states. Requirements vary by state, but often include passing a national certification exam.Pay
The median annual wage for radiation therapists was $86,850 in May 2020.Job Outlook
Employment of radiation therapists is projected to grow 9 percent from 2020 to 2030, about as fast as the average for all occupations.
About 1,100 openings for radiation therapists are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.State & Area Data
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