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

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 3136 16.11 11
United States 16,60018,900 14.0230 390620

Job outlook

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


2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 40.8625.8131.07 38.5448.4659.48
Alaska 41.7224.8728.89 37.0747.1864.27

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
4216 38.135.7 28.6
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation4
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation2
UI claimants previously working in occupation2
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 2
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