Training Requirements for Radiation Therapists

Radiation therapists need an associate's degree.

Degrees for 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

Employment Outlook for Radiation Therapists

This represents about 16,000 people in the United States.

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.

Typical Income for Radiation Therapists

Hourly Income

On average,radiation therapists make $40.86 per hour.

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

Annual Salaries

On average, radiation therapists make $84,980 per year.

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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