The average hourly pay for a Late-Career Radiation Therapist in Phoenix, Arizona is $38.82.
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Job Description for Radiation Therapist
A radiation therapist usually works in a hospital or other medical environment and assists an oncologist. The therapist will often provide radiation therapy treatments to patients with cancer. The radiation therapy may also go over various materials, such as CT scans, to help determine where treatment is needed. Graduation from an approved radiation therapy school is required. The therapist should be licensed to practice. The radiation therapist will operate applicable equipment, such as line…Read more
Radiation Therapist Tasks
- Enter data into computer and set controls to operate and adjust equipment and regulate dosage.
- Check for side effects such as skin irritation, nausea and hair loss to assess reaction to treatment.
- Check radiation therapy equipment to ensure proper operation.
- Position patient and administer prescribed doses of radiation using radiation therapy equipment.
- Use radiation safety measures and protection devices to comply with government regulations and to ensure safety of patients and staff.
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Pay by Experience Level for Radiation Therapist
An early career Radiation Therapist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $34.89 based on 8 salaries. A mid-career Radiation Therapist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $38.30 based on 5 salaries.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Radiation Therapist in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 39.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (34.0% more) and Portland, Oregon (28.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Knoxville, Tennessee (14.4% less) and Beloit, Wisconsin (1.3% less).
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