• Radiation Therapists
  • Health Science
  • Radiation therapists treat cancer and other diseases in patients by administering radiation treatments.

    What do they typically do

    • 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
    • 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

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    Education & Training

    • Education

      Most occupations require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.
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