The School of Radiation Therapy
**Applications will be accepted through June 18, 2013 for the program starting in September 2013.**
Advanced Standing and Re-Entry
Skills for providing compassionate care
As a radiation therapist, you will be an integral member of the radiation therapy team who administers very precise and accurate radiation therapy to treat cancer. Because you will interact with cancer patients for weeks at a time, your sense of professionalism, compassion and sensitivity are as vital to your job as technical knowledge.
Certificate program in radiation therapy
The University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview School of Radiation Therapy is a 12-month full-time certificate program for applicants who have earned (at minimum) an associate degree and who have graduated from or are eligible to graduate from the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)-accredited program in Radiologic Technology prior to the program start date. A successful applicant must be certified by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) prior to the start of the program or prior to the end of October during the first program semester.
Demand for radiation therapists
Career opportunities for radiation therapists exist in many areas of the country, including rural and metropolitan communities. Radiation therapists are employed in hospitals, universities and clinics as staff therapists, clinical supervisors, educators and managers.
Salaries are comparable to other health care professions with similar levels of education. Median salary for radiation therapists in the United States in 2009 was $74,170. Radiation therapists in the state of Minnesota earned a median of $61,901 per year. For more information about earning potential, visit the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development or the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.