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Therapist, Radiation
Summary Job Description Education Skills, Abilities and Interests More Information

ActivitiesRadiation therapy is the use of radiation to treat cancer in the human body. As part of a medical radiation oncology team, radiation therapists use machines—called linear accelerators—to administer radiation treatment to patients.

OutlookFaster-than-average-job growth

Median Income$72,900 per year in 2008

Work Context & ConditionsRadiation therapists work in hospitals or in cancer treatment centers. These places are clean, well lighted, and well ventilated.

Minimum Education RequirementsBachelor's Degree

SkillsSocial Perceptiveness, Critical Thinking, Instructing, Operation and Control, Quality Control Analysis, Active Listening, Service Orientation, Equipment Selection, Time Management, Mathematics, Active Learning, Complex Problem Solving, Operation Monitoring, Coordination, Reading Comprehension, Speaking, Technology Design, Science

AbilitiesOral Expression, Deductive Reasoning, Problem Sensitivity, Written Comprehension, Near Vision, Speech Clarity, Information Ordering, Inductive Reasoning, Oral Comprehension

InterviewsKaren Lynne Ullman