Radiotherapy Technologists

(NOC 3215)

What do Radiotherapy Technologists do?

Radiological technologists operate X-ray, radiographic, and fluoroscopic equipment, computerized tomography (CT) scanners, mammography units, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners to produce anatomic images for the diagnosis of disease or injury. Radiation therapists operate linear accelerators, and cobalt-60, X-ray, and other radiation therapy equipment to administer radiation treatment prescribed by radiation oncologists.

How to become: Radiotherapy Technologists

To be a medical radiation technologist, you need a two- to three-year college, hospital, school or other approved program in your area of specialization.

You may specialize in diagnostic radiography, nuclear medicine technology or radiation therapy.

You also need a period of supervised practical training. You may need a licence in the province / territory where you'll work. You must be certified by the national association Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists in all provinces except Quebec.

With experience, you may move up the ranks to become a supervisor or instructor. Most recent entrants have a community college diploma, and almost 3 in 20 have an undergraduate university degree.

Get more info on how to become radiotherapy technician.

Where to study for a career as: Radiotherapy Technologists

Edmonton, Alberta, CA

Related Program(s):
Laboratory and X-Ray Technology Combined Diploma
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Modified on December 15, 2023

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