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Radiation therapists use machines to administer radiation treatment to patients with cancer. They use an X-ray imaging machine or computerized tomography (CT scan), to pinpoint the location of the tumor. The therapist adjusts the machine, called a linear accelerator, to target radiation exposure on the tumor cells. Radiation therapists develop treatment plans in conjunction with other specialists and answer patient questions.
Radiation therapists work in hospitals or cancer treatment centers.
Radiation therapists are required to complete an associate's degree. Some employers may require a bachelor's degree.