Radiation Therapist

Kaihaumanu Pūhihi

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Radiation therapists are part of a specialised team that uses radiation to treat diseases, mostly cancers, in patients.


Radiation therapists usually earn

$51K-$80K per year

Radiation therapists with extra responsibilities can earn

$83K-$107K per year

Source: NZIMRT and APEX and DHB Collective Agreement, 2017.

Job opportunities

Chances of getting work as a radiation therapist are average, but better in larger cities.
Two radiation therapists stand by a treatment table with a patient on it

Radiation therapists use radiation equipment to treat patients with cancer (Photo: University of Otago).

Last updated 13 August 2017