What Does A Dosimetrist Do?

A dosimetrist determines the specific plan used in administering radiation to a targeted tumor (keeping it away from other organs in the body).

How Do I Become A Dosimetrist?

A four-year bachelor’s degree in medical dosimetry is required to do this work. Higher degrees may make a person more competitive. Kristina, the dosimetrist in the video, also believes it would be helpful to first have a degree in radiation therapy or radiography. This is a great job for you if you love math!

What is the Average Salary For A Dosimetrist?

High – 123,000
Median – 80,000
Low – 53,000

What Courses Should I Take To Become A Dosimetrist?

  • Science – As much as possible!
  • Math – As much as possible, including calculus!
  • English – As much as possible!
  • Communication

What Is The Work Environment For A Dosimetrist?

Dosimetrists typically work in hospitals, diagnostic labs, and doctor’s offices.

What Is The Future Outlook For A Dosimetrist?

The job outlook for this position looks fair over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist. The field is becoming very competitive.


  • Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
  • Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada

What Degree Should I Consider If I Want To Be A Dosimetrist?