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- Median annual wage: $82,000
- Median hourly wage: $40 per hour
- Typical education needed for entry: Associate’s degree
- Projected employment growth: 12.8%
- Total employment: 18,260
Radiation therapists work in hospitals and other healthcare facilities to administer radiation treatments used to shrink cancerous tumors. They must take precautions to ensure that only the desired area of treatment is targeted for the radiation, without affecting the rest of the body. Radiation therapists must have an associate’s degree, and some states require a license or certification exam.