Radiation therapists treat cancer and other diseases by operating sophisticated equipment to administer targeted doses of ionizing radiation. At Roosevelt University, you will learn how to perform dosimetry procedures and tumor localization.
Complete your first three years of the program at Roosevelt and finish your final year at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago.
You’ll work with doctors and learn how to build relationships with patients as they return for treatments.
To find a job as a radiation therapist, you need to pass a certification exam. Every Roosevelt graduate in the last five years has passed their board exams.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, radiation therapists earn $86,850 a year on average. Roosevelt graduates have a 95.6% job placement rate.
Location: Chicago and Schaumburg
Start Term: Fall or Spring
Full-Time or Part-Time
Our affiliate, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, makes admission decisions for clinical training. To apply, you should have a 2.5 GPA overall and in prerequisite courses.
The Radiation Therapy program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology.
Radiation therapy students take classes in biology, chemistry and technology. You’ll learn from courses like::
View the full course catalog for the BS in Radiation Therapy.
Radiation therapists often work daytime shifts at hospitals and cancer treatment centers. You could earn additional certifications in other imaging techniques, like:
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