What Are The Training Requirements for Radiation Therapists?

Radiation therapists need an associate's degree.

Degrees for Radiation therapists
Typical education of Radiation therapists
Percent
Less than High School 0.0
High School 0.8
Some College 9.7
Associates Degree 36.9
Bachelors Degree 43.4
Masters Degree 6.6
Doctorate or Professional Degree 2.5

What Is the Employment Outlook for Radiation Therapists?

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 2,000 more radiation therapists but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 6,000 more.

This career includes 16,000 people in the United States.

How Much Do Radiation Therapists Make?

On average, radiation therapists make $40.86 per hour or $84,980 per year in the United States.

What Is the Typical Hourly Income for Radiation Therapists?

Hourly income for Radiation therapists in the United States compared with other, similar careers.
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Radiation therapists $25.81 $31.07 $38.54 $48.46 $59.48
Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations $15.59 $21.80 $30.49 $43.83 $64.87
Health diagnosing and treating practitioners $23.60 $28.74 $37.49 $53.60 $84.62
Therapists $22.12 $28.11 $36.07 $45.37 $54.98
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

What Is the Typical Annual Salary for Radiation Therapists?

Annual salary for Radiation therapists in the United States compared with other, similar careers.
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Radiation therapists $53,680 $64,630 $80,160 $100,800 $123,710
Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations $32,430 $45,330 $63,420 $91,180 $134,930
Health diagnosing and treating practitioners $49,090 $59,780 $77,980 $111,480 $176,020
Therapists $46,000 $58,470 $75,020 $94,360 $114,360
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

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

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