2017 Radiation Therapists
Median Pay: US$80,220
Entry Level: Associate's degree
Radiation therapists treat cancer and other diseases in patients by administering radiation treatments.

Radiation therapists typically do the following:

  • Explain treatment plans to the patient and answer questions about treatment
  • Follow safety procedures to protect the patient and themselves from overexposure to radiation
  • Examine machines to make sure they are safe and working properly
  • X ray the patient to determine the exact location of the area requiring treatment
  • Check computer programs to make sure the machine will give the correct dose of radiation to the appropriate area of the patient's body
  • Operate the machine to treat the patient with radiation
  • Monitor the patient to check for unusual reactions to the treatment
  • Keep detailed records of treatment

Radiation therapists operate machines called linear accelerators, which are used to deliver radiation therapy. These machines direct high-energy x rays at specific cancer cells in a patient's body, shrinking or removing them. 

Radiation therapists are part of the oncology team that treats patients with cancer. They often work with the following specialists:

  • Radiation oncologists, physicians who specialize in radiation therapy
  • Oncology nurses, registered nurses who specialize in caring for patients with cancer
  • Medical physicists, physicists who help in planning of radiation treatments and help to develop better and safer radiation therapies

Radiation Therapist FT/40 HRS

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Simulates and treats patients according to the physician's prescription.EDUCATION: Graduate of an accredited Radiation Therapy Technology Program. Associate's or Bachelor's degree, or Certificate in Radiation Therapy Technology.CERTIFICATION/LICENSES: Registered and certified by...
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Occupational Therapist - Physical Therapy - PRN

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
The Occupational Therapist has the responsibility and accountability for assessing, planning, evaluating and implementing care for the patients assigned occupational therapy. The Occupational Therapist is responsible for adhering to all standards of Occupational Therapy Practice Act as they apply...
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Lake Charles, LA

Radiation Therapy Tech

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
The Radiation Therapist will work closely with the radiation team to provide radiation therapy to patients as prescribed by the Physician. Candidates must have excellent communication, problem solving, organization and follow-up skills with the ability to handle multiple assignments simultaneously...
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Winchester, VA

Radiation Therapist - PRN

Type: Part Time
Position SummaryVantage owns and operates over 50 cancer treatment facilities in 13 states. Our network of affiliated physicians and partnered medical groups including medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, surgeons and hospitals provide exceptional care through a comprehensive team approach...
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Radiation Therapist

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Position SummaryJob DescriptionTexas Center for Proton Therapy (Texas Oncology) is searching for a Staff Radiation Therapist. The Staff Radiation Therapist position is 100% clinical with direct involvement in daily treatment delivery and after appropriate tenure, cross training for diagnostic...
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Radiation Therapist (PRN)

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
About Austin Cancer CenterForty years ago, Dr. George Brown, a radiation oncology specialist at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, came to Austin with the dream of bringing state-of-the-art cancer care and cutting-edge capabilities closer to home. He built the group that would become Austin Cancer Center...
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Certified Medical Dosimetrist

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Medical Dosimetrist - New York Proton CenterThe New York Proton Center (NYPC), located in Manhattan, is one of the most unique and respected clinical partnerships in the world of radiation oncology. The collaboration between ProHEALTH, Mount Sinai Hospital, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center...
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Respiratory Therapist Sleep Lab Per Diem

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Employees of Saint Barnabas Medical Center are committed to exemplifying the Standards of - Exceptional Communication, Compassionate Care, Outstanding Teamwork, Professional Integrity and Ownership & Accountability - creating an environment of Compassionate Care, Healthcare Excellence and...
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