Radiation Therapists


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.
Also called: Dosimetrist, Radiation Therapist, Registered Radiation Therapist, Staff Radiation Therapist

Knowledge:

    Business
  • customer service
  • administrative services
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Health
  • medicine and dentistry
  • therapy and counseling
    Math and Science
  • physics

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • reading work related information
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
    Social
  • understanding people's reactions
  • changing what is done based on other people's actions

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say
  • communicate by speaking
    Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • order or arrange things
    Hand and Finger Use
  • keep your arm or hand steady
  • hold or move items with your hands
    Attention
  • pay attention to something without being distracted

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Attention to Detail
  • Concern for Others
  • Dependability
  • Cooperation
  • Integrity
  • Self Control

Technology:

    Medical software
  • Electronic medical record EMR software
  • Radiation dose calculation software
    Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
    Graphics or photo imaging software
  • Image processing software

Education:

    associate's degree
    bachelor's degree
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