Radiation therapists

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Total Workforce

14.3k

Average Age

41.5

Average Salary

$78,453

Average Male Salary

$93,113

Average Female Salary

$71,028

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Radiation therapists are most often employed by the General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals industry. The average yearly wage for Radiation therapists was $78,453 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Radiation therapists by wage are Insurance underwriters, Accountants & auditors, and Real estate brokers & sales agents.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Radiation therapists are . The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Radiation therapists are .

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Radiation therapists and on wages and locations for those in the field. General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals is the industry that employs the most Radiation therapists, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Radiation therapists, by average wage, is Offices of physicians. Radiation therapists are paid most in false but are relatively concentrated in false.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$78,453

AVERAGE SALARY

± $7,873

In 2018, Radiation therapists earned an average of $78,453, $24,565 more than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Insurance underwriters make somewhat more than Radiation therapists while Real estate brokers & sales agents make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Radiation therapists as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.191

WAGE GINI

In 2018, Radiation therapists had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.191, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Radiation therapists (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Radiation therapists.

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Industries by Share

14.3k

2018 Workforce

± 2,934

-25.8%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 36.6%

The number of people employed as Radiation therapists has been declining at a rate of -25.8%, from 19,254 people in 2017 to 14,280 people in 2018.

This graphic shows the share of Radiation therapists employed by various industries. General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals employs the largest share of Radiation therapists at  66.8%, followed by Offices of physicians with 15.1% and Outpatient care centers with 7.92%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Radiation therapists in the US. The average age of male Radiation therapists in the workforce is 46 and of female Radiation therapists is 39.3, and the most common race/ethnicity for Radiation therapists is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

4.8k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 1,701

9.48k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 2,390

66.4% of Radiation therapists are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Radiation therapists.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Radiation therapists

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)

  3. White (Hispanic)

88% of Radiation therapists are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 4.3% of Radiation therapists, Asian (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Radiation therapists.

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Age by Gender

46

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 3.81

39.3

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 2.45

The median age of Radiation therapists is 41.5, and Male employees are generally 6.79 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Radiation therapists from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Radiation therapists is Health but a relatively high number of Radiation therapists hold a major in Health.

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degrees. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree obtained.

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Radiation therapists from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Radiation therapists need many skills, but most especially Reading Comprehension, Active Listening, and Critical Thinking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Radiation therapists need more than the average amount of Equipment Maintenance, Equipment Selection, and Repairing.

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