Radiation therapists are skilled medical professionals with in-depth training in physics, radiation safety, patient anatomy and patient care. As part of the medical radiation oncology team, radiation therapists use machines called linear accelerators to administer radiation treatment that helps shrink and eliminate cancerous tumors. These therapist utilizes imaging technology, such as a computed tomography (CT) to help the physician precisely locate a tumor. Success as a radiation therapist requires a positive attitude, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, technological expertise and the ability to manage complex details under challenging working conditions.
Associate's Degree (Bachelor's Degree Recommended), License, Certification
$101,643.84/year or $48.68/hour
Azusa Pacific, Cal State Long Beach, Cal State Northridge, Loma Linda University, USC
Local: The Southern California Society of Radiation Therapists
National: The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists
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