Radiation Therapists

in Massachusetts

Provide radiation therapy to patients as prescribed by a radiologist according to established practices and standards. Duties may include reviewing prescription and diagnosis; acting as liaison with physician and supportive care personnel; preparing equipment, such as immobilization, treatment, and protection devices; and maintaining records, reports, and files. May assist in dosimetry procedures and tumor localization.

Occupation Projection for Radiation Therapists

Title Employment Change Average Annual Typical education needed for entry
2016 2026 Level Percent Exits Transfers Change Openings
291124  Radiation Therapists 622 683 61 9.81 % 16 14 36 Associate's degree 

Radiation Therapists Projections by Industry

Industry 2016
Projected 2026 Employment Change
Mean Annual OES Wage
Number Percent Distribution Number Percent Distribution Number Percent
Hospitals    500  81 % 550  80 % 50  9 % $94,710
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