Radiology Therapy Career

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If you think back to grade school, then you remember them always asking what you want to be when you get older. Most children will tell you a firefighter, astronaut, pilot, princess, or something else that they say just because they are young. The time has come for puberty, an increase in maturity levels, and to narrow down what career field to choose.Recently, I have taken a few tests to review who I am and what field will work best for me. A reality check hit me harder than a bug getting hit by a bus. The tests predicted that a career in health services would fancy my future. The first thing to catch my eye was the therapeutic services tab. Once I actually did some digging through all the various careers I finally found radiology therapy. …show more content…

Most employers will look for a bachelor’s degree or associate’s degree. Also, there are 1- year programs in specifically radiation therapy that give you a certificate. In more than 30 states, it is required that radiation therapists pass state board exams and get licenses by the AART. Many employers require radiology therapists to renew their license with the AART every year. The programs you enter for becoming a radiology therapist are usually 2-4 years long. There are several colleges in Nebraska that offer Medical Radiologic Technology/Science- Radiation Therapist Major programs, this involves the following schools: Clarkson College (Omaha, NE), Northeast Community College (Norfolk, NE), Southeast Community College (Lincoln, NE), University of Nebraska Medical Center (Omaha, NE), and Western Community College (Scottbluff, NE). There are also colleges that have online programs, for example Kaplan University, Ashford University, Indiana University, and several others. The best way to retrieve your degree would be by through going to classes in person, so that you can acquire lab hours that will help prepare you for the laborious and challenging …show more content…

Radiology therapists are required to be in good shape due to the lifting and positioning of patients, as well as, constantly being on their feet. Radiation therapists mainly work full time, which includes a 40 hour week and a regular work schedule since appointments are scheduled ahead of time. As a radiology therapist it is very important that they follow all safety procedures and guidelines, so the risk of overexposure to radiation is limited. Radiology therapists are required to distribute radiation to patients, look over diagnoses and prescriptions, prepare patients and equipment for treatment. Radiation therapists are also expected to keep reports, records, and files of the patients up to date, and check the equipment to make sure everything is working properly. There are also other vital various tasks that require the radiology therapist to be cautious and

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