The School of Radiation Therapy
**Applications for fall 2014 will be accepted from September 2013 through February 10, 2014.**
Advanced Standing and Re-Entry
Skills for providing compassionate care
As a radiation therapist, you will be an integral member of the radiation therapy team who administers very precise and accurate radiation therapy to treat cancer. Because you will interact with cancer patients for weeks at a time, your sense of professionalism, compassion and sensitivity are as vital to your job as technical knowledge.
Track I & Track II certificate programs in radiation therapy
Track I -Radiologic Technologist Track is a 12-month full-time certificate program for currently registered radiologic technologists with an associate degree or higher (in any subject) and radiologic technology students who will graduate from their radiology program with an associate degree or higher prior to September of the year for which they are applying. A successful applicant must be certified by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) prior to the start of the program or prior to the end of October during the first program semester.
Track II Non-Radiology Track is a 16-month full-time certificate program for applicants who are not certified in radiologic technology but who have earned (at minimum) an associate degree. Education and/or experience in health care or patient care are preferred.
Demand for radiation therapists
Career opportunities for radiation therapists exist in many areas of the country, including rural and metropolitan communities. Radiation therapists are employed in hospitals, universities and clinics as staff therapists, clinical supervisors, educators and managers.
Salaries are comparable to other health care professions with similar levels of education. Median salary for radiation therapists in the United States in 2010 was $74,980. Radiation therapists in the state of Minnesota earned a median of $61,901 per year. For more information about earning potential, visit the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development or the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.