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.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $81,400.00
Average Time to Fill 39 days
Typical Education Bachelor's degree
Typical Experience Over 1 year, up to and including 2 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 170
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 5.29 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Customer Service
Information Gathering
Critical Thinking
Work Ethic
Oral Communication
Numerical and Arithmetic Application
Intellectual Risk-taking

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Assisting and Caring for Others

Prepare patients for tests, therapy, or treatments
Administer cancer treatments
Administer medical injections
Position patients for treatment or examination
Practice preventive procedures with medical therapy patients or clients
Administer basic health care or medical treatments
Administer radioactive isotopes
Develop medical treatment plans
Implement nutritional practices and techniques
Develop patient therapy programs
Operate therapeutic medical instruments or equipment
Assist individuals with mental or social disabilities, handicaps, or illnesses
Assist healthcare practitioners during examinations or treatments
Treat medical condition of patient
Assist individuals with physical disabilities, handicaps, or illnesses

Analyzing Data or Information

Evaluate worker exposure to hazardous or dangerous conditions
Calculate numerical data for medical activities
Calculate medicine dosages
Calculate radiation dosages following physician's prescription
Calculate prescription dosages following physician's prescription
Examine patients
Take vital signs

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Cancer knowledge
Patient Treatment
Basic Life Saving (BLS)
Medical Physics
Radiation Safety Measures

Related Licensing Requirements

Radiation Therapist (18-0000000221)

Rule 7. Licensing of Radiation Therapists 410 IAC 5.2-7-1 Licensing requirements Authority: IC 16-41-35-26; IC 16-41-35-28; IC 16-41-35-29 Affected: IC 16-41-35 Sec. 1. (a) A radiation therapist is an individual, other than a licensed practitioner, who performs radiation therapy procedures on humans for therapeutic purposes employing equipment that emits ionizing radiation. An individual performing any of the following tasks must be licensed as a radiation therapist: (1) Assessing and evaluating a patient in preparation for a radiation therapy procedure.(2) Making decisions concerning the performance of a radiation therapy procedure. (3) determining and setting exposure factors for a radiation therapy procedure. (4) Performing a radiation therapy procedure. (5) Actuating a radiation machine resulting in the production of ionizing radiation for the purpose of performing a radiation therapy procedure. (b) The following actions do not require an individual to be licensed as a radiation therapist: (1) Assisting a patient on or off a radiation therapy table. (2) Assisting a radiation therapist as explicitly directed by the radiation therapist. (c) To be eligible for a radiation therapist license a person shall: (1) be currently certified and registered in radiation therapy by the ARRT; and (2) complete requirements under 410 IAC 5.2-4. (d) An individual who provides written proof to the department that he or she was actively employed as a radiation therapist for at least one (1) year prior to the effective date of this rule is exempt from subsection (c) and will be granted a radiation therapist license upon the completion of requirements under 410 IAC 5.2-4. (Indiana State Department of Health; 410 IAC 5.2-7-1; filed Nov 27, 2006, 1:48 p.m.: 20061227-IR-410050190FRA; errata filed Jan 17, 2007, 11:14 a.m.: 20070131-IR-410050190ACA)

- Indiana State Department of Health~Indoor and Radiologic Health (3172337565)
- http://www.in.gov/isdh/23279.htm

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