Radiation Therapist

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Total Degrees​
Awarded in 2017
5,770
declining 6.44%
Median In-State​
Public Tuition
$6,251
growing 3.15%
Median Out-of-State​
Private Tuition
$27,980
growing 5.92%
Average Wage
$75,291
growing 1.55%
People in Workforce
4.28M
growing 4.06%
Average Employee Age
42.8
declining 1.06%

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The locations with the highest concentration of Radiation Therapist degree recipients are Fort Lauderdale, FL, New York, NY, and Orlando, FL. The locations with a relatively high number of Radiation Therapist degree recipients are Colonial Heights, VA, Beverly Hills, CA, and Delray Beach, FL. The most common degree awarded to students studying Radiation Therapist is a associates degree.

Institutions

Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in Radiation Therapist and the types of students that study this field. Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale awards the most degrees in Radiation Therapist in the US, but Memorial Hospital School of Radiation Therapy Technology and Blessing Hospital School of Radiologic Technology have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Radiation Therapist.

Tuition costs for Radiation Therapist majors are, on average, $6,251 for in-state public colleges, and $27,980 for out of state private colleges.

The most common sector, by number of institutions, that offers Radiation Therapist programs are Public, 2-year institutions (147 total). The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded, is Public, 2-year (2,248 completions).

Institutions

Institution with the Most Degrees Awarded in Radiation Therapist

The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded in Radiation Therapist, is Public, 2-year (2,248 completions).

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Tuition Costs for Common Institutions

$6,251
Median In-State Public
$27,980
Median Out of State Private

Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale has the most Radiation Therapist degree recipients, with 379 degrees awarded in 2017.

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Specialized Colleges

Out of all institutions that offer Radiation Therapist programs and have at least 5 graduates in those programs, Memorial Hospital School of Radiation Therapy Technology and Blessing Hospital School of Radiologic Technology have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Radiation Therapist, with 100% and 100%, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded by County

Counties with the Most Degrees Awarded in Radiation Therapist

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Growth in Awarded Degrees

Counties with the Fastest Growing Number of Degrees Awarded

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Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Health graduates and on wages and locations for those in the field.

The average salary for Health majors is $75,291 and the most common occupations are Registered nurses, Pharmacists, and Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives.

Wages

Yearly Income for Common Jobs

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$75,291
Average Wage in Workforce
± $781
1.55%
1 Year Growth
± 1.46%

The average salary for Health majors is $75,291 and the most common occupations are Registered nurses, Pharmacists, and Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives.

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Highest Paying Locations

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Occupations

Most Common

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The most common occupations Health majors, by number of employees, are Registered nurses, Pharmacists, and Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives.

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Most Specialized

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Compared to other majors, there are an unusually high number of Health majors working as Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives, Nurse anesthetists, and Audiologists.

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Highest Paid

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The highest paid occupations by median income for Health majors are Surgeons, Public relations specialists, and Podiatrists.

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Occupations by Share

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4.28M
2018 Workforce
± 50,063
4.06%
1 Year Growth
± 1.61%

The number of Health graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 4.06%, from 4.11M in 2017 to 4.28M in 2018.

The largest single share of Health graduates go on to work as Registered nurses (37.3%). This chart shows the various jobs filled by those with a major in Health by share of the total number of graduates.

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Industries

Most Common

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Highest Paid

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Industries by Share

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4.28M
2018 Workforce
± 50,063
4.06%
1 Year Growth
± 1.61%

The number of Health graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 4.06%, from 4.11M in 2017 to 4.28M in 2018.

The industry which employs the most Health graduates by share is General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals, followed by Elementary & secondary schools. This visualization shows the industries that hire those who major in Health.

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Specialty Locations

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This map shows the public use micro areas (PUMAs) in the United States where there are a relatively high population of Health majors.

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Diversity

Demographic information on those who earn a degree in Health in the US. The average age of a person in the workforce with a degree in Health is 42.8, and the most common degree type these workers hold is a Associates Degree. Female employees are more likely to hold Health degrees, and White students earn the majority (3,832) of the degrees.

Workforce Age

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42.8
Average Age in 2018
± 0.155 Years
1.06%
1 Year Change
± 0.52%

This chart shows distribution of ages for employees with a degree in Health. The most common ages of employees with this major are 28 and 30 years old, which represent 3.04% and 2.97% of the population, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded

The most common degree types awarded to students graduating in Radiation Therapist are Associates Degree, Bachelors Degree, and 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate.

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Workforce Degrees

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The most common degree types held by the working population in Health are Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, and Professional degree.

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Gender Imbalance for Common Institutions

Female (74.1%)
Most Common Gender with a Degree in this Field

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Race & Ethnicity by Degrees Awarded

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    3,832 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    949 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    370 degrees awarded

This chart shows the number of degrees awarded in Radiation Therapist for each race & ethnicity. White students earned the largest share of the degrees with this major.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Race/Ethnicity and Gender Combination
  1. White Female
    682 degree-grads_ethnicity_genders awarded
  2. White Male
    163 degree-grads_ethnicity_genders awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    123 degree-grads_ethnicity_genders awarded

This chart illustrates the differences by gender for each race & ethnicity of Bachelors Degree recipients in Radiation Therapist. White Female students, who earn most of the degree-grads_ethnicity_genders in this field, are the most common combination of race/ethnicity and gender.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Countries of Origin
  1. Philippines
    193,770 degree recipients
  2. India
    87,510 degree recipients
  3. Mexico
    32,095 degree recipients
High Relative Number of Students
  1. Cameroon
    5.13 times more than expected
  2. Philippines
    5 times more than expected
  3. Saudi Arabia
    3.81 times more than expected

There are a relatively high number of people that were born in Cameroon that hold Health degrees (5.13 times more than expected), and the most common country of origin by total numbers for non-US students earning a degree in this field is Philippines (193,770 degree recipients).

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for those working in the Radiation Therapist field from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Radiation Therapist majors need many skills, but most especially Reading Comprehension. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Radiation Therapist majors need more than the average amount of Equipment Maintenance, Repairing, and Equipment Selection.

These two visualizations, one a radial chart and one a bar chart, show the same information, a rating of how necessary the following skills are for Radiation Therapist majors. Toggle between "value" and "RCA" to see the absolute rating of that skill (value) and the revealed comparative advantage (RCA), or how much greater or lesser that skill's rating is than the average. The longer the bar or the closer the line comes to the circumference of the circle, the more important that skill is. The importance of Equipment Maintenance is very distinctive for majors, but the Reading Comprehension, Speaking, and Writing are the three most important skills for people in the field.

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