Information About Radiation Therapists

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Training

Radiation therapists need associate degree.

Degrees for Radiation therapists
Training for Radiation Therapists
Percent
Less than High School 0.0
High School 3.6
Some College 11.9
Associates Degree 40.3
Bachelors Degree 37.7
Masters Degree 3.0
Doctorate or Professional Degree 3.4

Employment

Represents about 15,000 people in the United States- 0.0% of which are self-employed

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 4,000 more radiation therapists but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 6,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, radiation therapists make $38.14 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Radiation therapists $24.60 $30.00 $36.80 $45.20 $54.10
Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations $14.60 $20.30 $28.60 $40.00 $59.80
National Average $8.65 $10.70 $16.50 $26.60 $41.00

Annual Salaries

On average, radiation therapists make $79,340 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Radiation therapists $51,210 $62,540 $76,630 $94,080 $112,540
Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations $30,500 $42,330 $59,570 $83,330 $124,550
National Average $18,000 $22,380 $34,460 $55,470 $85,280

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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