Radiation Therapists

AUTOMATION RISK
CALCULATED
34%
risk level
POLLING
39%
Based on 95 votes
LABOR DEMAND
GROWTH
6.3%
by year 2032
WAGES
$89,530
or $43.04 per hour
Volume
15,510
as of 2022
SUMMARY
JOB SCORE
6.3/10

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Automation risk

34% (Low Risk)

Low Risk (21-40%): Jobs in this level have a limited risk of automation, as they demand a mix of technical and human-centric skills.

More information on what this score is, and how it is calculated is available here.

Some very important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Assisting and Caring for Others

Some quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Social Perceptiveness

  • Finger Dexterity

  • Manual Dexterity

User poll

39% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted there's a low chance this occupation will be automated. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 34% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that Radiation Therapists will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?






Sentiment

The following graph(s) are included wherever there is a substantial amount of votes to render meaningful data. These visual representations display user poll results over time, providing a significant indication of sentiment trends.

Sentiment over time (yearly)

Growth

Fast growth relative to other professions

The number of 'Radiation Therapists' job openings is expected to rise 6.3% by 2032

Total employment, and estimated job openings

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031
Updated projections are due 09-2023.

Wages

Very high paid relative to other professions

In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Radiation Therapists' was $89,530, or $43 per hour

'Radiation Therapists' were paid 93.3% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Volume

Lower range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2022 there were 15,510 people employed as 'Radiation Therapists' within the United States.

This represents around < 0.001% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 9 thousand people are employed as 'Radiation Therapists'.

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

Jay (No chance) says
No chance radiology profession involves special occasions and critical thinking that automation can’t do
May 05, 2022 at 10:56 AM
I'm not telling you my name you creep (Moderate) 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 (Low) 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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