Career Path Forecast
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics,
employment of radiation therapists is projected to grow by 27 percent
between 2008 and 2018, which is much faster than the average for all
occupations. The growing elderly population is expected to cause an
increase in the number of people needing treatment.
In addition, as radiation
technology becomes safer and more effective, it will be prescribed more
often, leading to an increased demand for radiation therapists. Growth
is likely to be rapid across all practice settings, including hospitals,
physicians’ offices, and outpatient centers.
Job prospects. Job prospects are expected to be good. Job openings will
result from employment growth and from the need to replace workers who
retire or leave the occupation for other reasons. Applicants with a
bachelor’s degree and related work experience may have the best
Note: Some resources in this section are provided by the US Department
of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.