Radiation treatments can shrink or remove cancer cells by targeting specific cells with high-energy x-rays.
As a radiation therapy student, you:
- Take arts and sciences courses in person or online, and professional courses in person
- Experience hands-on learning at multiple clinical facilities during your program
- Become part of an oncology team, having to master technical knowledge and also work with critically ill patients
- Will be on your way to a career that is ranked as one of the most meaningful jobs in America by Payscale.com
Radiation therapists don't just treat cancer; they also provide critical compassion and support for patients who are working through fear and uncertainty in addition to their illness.
Not sure if this program is the best fit? Here are some interesting highlights!
is where radiation therapist ranks on Payscale.com's list of Most Meaningful Jobs in America
projected growth in radiation therapy jobs between 2019 - 2029
average salary of a radiation therapist in Massachusetts