The Radiation Therapist assists in the treatment of cancer patients. Working as part of a health care team, supervised by a radiation oncologist, the radiation therapist positions the patient for treatment, performs the necessary mathematical calculations to determine the radiation dosage and delivers the radiation treatments utilizing highly sophisticated equipment.
In order to be considered for the Radiation Therapy Specialist program, the student must be registered with the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) as a radiologic technologist or nuclear medicine technologist.
Expected Job Growth and Earnings
Growth should be faster than the average; as the population grows and ages, the demand for diagnostic imaging increases. ARRTs typically earn somewhere between $44,000–$53,000.
Certification and Licensing
At the completion of the program, students will be eligible to sit for the ARRT board examination in radiation therapy.
To meet the minimum requirements for consideration for acceptance to the Radiation Therapy program, students must:
- Complete a Radiation Therapy program application.
- Provide a copy of current ARRT card. The ARRT card must clearly show the candidate’s identification number, the registration category, the “valid through end of” date and indicates that the candidate is “in compliance with continuing education requirements.”
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Total Credit Hours: 43