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- Radiation Therapist
Average Salary: $80,160
The median annual wage for career opportunities from this program, according
to the US Department of Labor and Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The Radiation Therapy program utilizes didactic, laboratory and clinical education to prepare students to work as Radiation Therapists in cancer treatment centers and hospitals. Radiation Therapists work under the direction of a radiation oncologist to treat patients with malignant diseases using ionizing radiation. Radiation therapists practice appropriate patient care, apply problem-solving and critical thinking skills, administer treatment protocols and maintain patient records. The program uses a combination of technical and general education courses to emphasize decision-making and critical thinking skills based upon a solid clinical foundation. Students will spend two semesters in a radiation therapy facility completing their clinical experience. This requires students to relocate at their own expense to the community where the assigned facility is located. Students will also complete online courses during their clinical semesters.
The program consists of three consecutive semesters (46.5 credit hours); the first semester is completed at the Mitchell Tech campus and the second and third semesters are completed at clinical sites. Students are also required to meet Mitchell Tech’s general education requirements (16 credit hours in mathematics, social science, behavioral science, English, computer applications and student success), as well as prerequisite courses such as physiology, anatomy, physics and college algebra.
In addition to the prerequisite courses, the only students accepted into the program must be ARRT registered or registry-eligible radiographers. Mitchell Tech’s registrar works with the admissions counselor and the program director to evaluate transcripts to assure that enrolling students meet the prerequisite requirements. Contact the Admissions Office for information about the annual application deadline.
RADIATION THERAPY PROGRAM MISSION STATEMENT
The mission of Mitchell Technical College is to provide skills for success in technical careers. It is the mission of the Mitchell Tech Radiation Therapy program to develop and educate competent, compassionate, and professional entry-level radiation therapists through a strong commitment to didactic, clinical and professional education.