Radiation Therapists (29-1124)

Occupation description:  Provide radiation therapy to patients as prescribed by a radiologist 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.

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 3644 22.21 13
United States 19,10021,500 12.8500 4001,140

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is robust with low employment opportunities. Read more.


2017 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 40.9626.7031.92 38.7348.5759.14
Alaska 42.1525.4329.46 37.9147.8564.01

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
4515 33.345.5 30.3
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation5
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation2
UI claimants previously working in occupation2
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 3
Number of job position postings 0
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 0.0

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: Associate's degree Work experience: None On-the-job training: None