Radiologist, Therapeutic Salary
A Radiologist, Therapeutic earns an average salary of $97,296 per year.
Job Description for Radiologist, Therapeutic
A therapeutic radiologist is responsible for administering the correct amount of radiation to patients that are in need of radiotherapy, which includes planning the frequency and dosage of radiation for patients. While planning the best course of treatment, a therapeutic radiologist works closely with an oncologist. It is the therapeutic radiologist's responsibility to make sure the patient fully understands their treatment and answer any questions that patients may have. Therapeutic radiologists also need to maintain accurate, up-to-date records related to treatment, including patients' progress. These professionals mainly work in a hospital, although they may work in a smaller clinical setting as well.Read More...
Generally an associate’s or bachelor’s degree in radiation therapy is required for therapeutic radiologist positions. At times, certification from an accredited school will allow individuals to work as therapeutic radiologists. Continuing education courses are required within this profession to keep radiologists up to date on the latest care and advancements in radiotherapy. Therapeutic radiologists must have excellent communication skills, work well with other healthcare professionals and work well with patients. They must follow all rules related to patient privacy and recordkeeping procedures as well.
Radiologist, Therapeutic Tasks
- Inform patients undergoing testing about procedures, risks, and benefits.
- May consult with physicians from other departments to develop a treatment plan for the patient.
- Treat, cure, control or alleviate symptoms of cancer with radiology.