Radiation Therapist

What Does A Radiation Therapist Do?

A radiation therapist operates a radiation therapy equipment to administer radiation in order treat cancer and other diseases.

How Do I Become A Radiation Therapist?

Completing a two-year college program in a radiation therapy program is required to obtain this position. A four-year bachelor’s degree in this field will make an applicant more competitive.

What is the Average Salary For A Radiation Therapist?

High – 100,000
Median – 72,000
Low – 50,000

What Courses Should I Take To Become A Radiation Therapist?

  • Science – As much as possible, including biology and psychology!
  • Math – As much as possible!
  • English – As much as possible!
  • Anatomy
  • Communication

What Is The Work Environment For A Radiation Therapist?

Radiation therapists typically work in cancer treatment centers, hospitals, and doctor’s offices.

What Is The Future Outlook For A Radiation Therapist?

The job outlook for this position looks good over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist. There will likely be a lot of competition for these jobs because there aren’t many of them.


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

What Degrees Should I Consider If I Want To Be A Radiation Therapist?