Radiation Therapists

6.3/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
28%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
9.1%
by 2030
WAGES
$86,850
or $41.75 hourly
VOLUME
17,390
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 28% (Start worrying)

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What do you think the risk of automation is?

How likely do you think this occupation will be taken over by robots/AI within the next 20 years?





How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Radiation Therapists' job openings is expected to rise 9.1% by 2030
'Radiation Therapists' is expected to be a fast growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2020 and 2030.
Updated projections are due Sep 2022.

What are the median wages for 'Radiation Therapists' in the United States?

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Radiation Therapists' was $86,850, or $41.75 hourly
'Radiation Therapists' are paid 107.0% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $41,950
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed in this occupation?

As of 2020 there were 17,390 people employed as Radiation Therapists.
This represents around 0.01% of the employed workforce across the United States.

Job description

Provide radiation therapy to patients as prescribed by a radiation oncologist 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.

SOC Code: 29-1124.00

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Comments

I'm not telling you my name you creep (Likely) says
I voted likely mainly because I believe that basic steps can be made by machines, not saying that there won't still be a need for human interference.
May 23, 2020 at 03:11 AM
Michael Piva (Small chance) says
The job description neglects the large role Radiation Therapists have in providing patient care and support
Nov 08, 2019 at 08:05 PM

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