Radiation Therapist

Kaihaumanu Pūhihi

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


Radiation therapists usually earn

$51K-$68K per year

Senior radiation therapists with extra responsibilities can earn

$75K-$98K per year

Source: Association of Professional and Executive Employees (APEX) and District Health Boards.

Job opportunities

Chances of getting work as a radiation therapist are average, and are better if you are prepared to be flexible about where you work.
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 16 January 2017