RADIATION THERAPY Credential: PRIMARY PATHWAY
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
Earning ARRT credentials can help you stand out among job candidates. To obtain certification and registration in Radiation Therapy using the primary pathway, you must fulfill requirements in education, ethics, and examination. You’ll also have to complete the application process successfully.
To prepare, review these Radiation Therapy documents:
- Primary Discipline Handbook
- Didactic and Clinical Competency Requirements
- Content Specifications
- Task Inventory
- Practice Analysis
Earning a credential from ARRT 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 FAQs or call us at 651-687-0048, ext. 8560, for more information.