|Quick Facts: Radiation Therapists|
$82,790 per year
$39.80 per hour
|6% (As fast as average)|
Radiation therapists administer doses of radiation to patients who have cancer or other serious diseases.
Radiation therapists work in hospitals, offices of physicians, and outpatient centers. Most radiation therapists work full time.
Radiation therapists typically need an associate’s or bachelor’s degree in radiation therapy. Most states require radiation therapists to be licensed or certified, which often includes passing a national certification exam.
The median annual wage for radiation therapists was $82,790 in May 2021.
Employment of radiation therapists is projected to grow 6 percent from 2021 to 2031, about as fast as the average for all occupations.
About 800 openings for radiation therapists are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.
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