What They Do:

Radiation therapists administer radiation to patients suffering from disease.



Most radiation therapists receive an associate’s or bachelor’s degree in radiation therapy. However, some professionals have applicable experience without a high school diploma.


What They Make:

The 2016 median pay was $85,560 per year .


Where They Work:

Radiation therapists may work in hospitals, physician offices and outpatient centers.


Career Outlook:

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Employment of radiation therapists is projected to grow 7 percent from 2019 to 2029, faster than the average for all occupations.”




Updated February 2021