Bachelor of Radiation Therapy
As a Radiation Therapist, you work closely with a team of physicians, physicists, and other allied health personnel, utilizing radiation for the treatment of cancer and cancer-related diseases. In this profession, you often work with patients over a period of several months, and become an integral part of their health care.
In this program, which is an allied health discipline, you will:
- Blend knowledge and skills in mathematics, medical science, and psychology .
- Develop the knowledge and full range of skills essential to the practice of radiation therapy through active, participatory learning in the classroom and in clinical settings.
External peer review is the primary means of assuring and improving the quality of higher education institutions and programs in the United States. This recognition is accomplished through program accreditation, approval or certification.
The Radiation Therapy Program is accredited through the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, 20 Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182, (312) 704-5300.
- The average annual wage for Radiation Therapists is $77,340.
- Employment for Radiation Therapists is projected to grow by 27 percent between 2008 and 2018, which is much faster than average.
- Most Radiation Therapists work 40 hours a week, usually during the day, in hospitals or cancer treatment centers.
- Some states, along with many employers, require Radiation Therapists to be certified by American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).