PRIMARY PATHWAY: RADIATION THERAPY
WORKING IN RADIATION THERAPY
Radiologists and radiation oncologists often prescribe radiation therapy for patients who have cancer or other serious diseases. As a radiation therapist, you’ll be part of an interdisciplinary team of oncologists, medical physicists, and oncology nurses. You’ll work with the team to plan and administer treatments, and you’ll help monitor each patient’s condition.
Your skills and knowledge will be vital in providing treatment. In addition, you’ll support patients as they go through radiation therapy. Dealing with a serious disease is usually a challenging and frightening experience. Having a skilled and caring radiation therapist can make a great deal of difference.
GET STARTED ON YOUR CREDENTIAL
Just as with your first ARRT credential, if you use the primary pathway you’ll have to fulfill requirements in education, ethics, and examination before you obtain a credential in Radiation Therapy.
After looking over the requirements, review these important Radiation Therapy documents:
- Primary Pathway Handbook
- Didactic and Clinical Competency Requirements—through Dec. 31, 2021
- Didactic and Clinical Competency Requirements—effective Jan. 1, 2022
- Examination Content Specifications—through Dec. 31, 2021
- Examination Content Specifications—effective Jan. 1, 2022
- Task Inventory—through Dec. 31, 2021
- Task Inventory—effective Jan. 1, 2022
Earning an additional credential is a great way to advance your career. If you have questions along the way, we’re here to help. Take a look at our primary FAQs, send us a message, or call us for more information.