Radiation therapists

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Total Workforce

19.3k

Average Age

42.8

Estimated Job Growth

12.6%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$80,671

Average Male Salary

$91,398

Average Female Salary

$75,192

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Radiation therapists are most often employed by the Hospitals industry. The average yearly wage for Radiation therapists was $80,671 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Radiation therapists by wage are Producers & directors, Market research analysts & marketing specialists, and Credit counselors & loan officers.

Radiation therapists are part of the Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations, along with Chiropractors, Dentists, Dietitians & nutritionists, Optometrists, Pharmacists, Physicians & surgeons, Physician assistants, Podiatrists, Occupational therapists, Physical therapists, Radiation therapists, Recreational therapists, Respiratory therapists, Speechlanguage pathologists, Other therapists, including exercise physiologists, Veterinarians, Registered nurses, Nurse anesthetists, Audiologists, Health diagnosing & treating practitioners, all other, Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives, Clinical laboratory technologists & technicians, Dental hygienists, Diagnostic related technologists & technicians, Emergency medical technicians & paramedics, Health practitioner support technologists & technicians, Licensed practical & licensed vocational nurses, Medical records & health information technicians, Opticians, dispensing, Miscellaneous health technologists & technicians, and Other healthcare practitioners & technical Occupations

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. 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 Hospitals. Radiation therapists are paid most in false but are relatively concentrated in false.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$80,671

AVERAGE SALARY

± $7,886

In 2017, Radiation therapists earned an average of $80,671, $28,606 more than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Market research analysts & marketing specialists make somewhat more than Radiation therapists while Producers & directors 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

0.186

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Radiation therapists had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.186, 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

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Radiation therapists.

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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

Most Common

The most common industries employing Radiation therapists, by number of employees, are Hospitals, Offices of physicians, and Outpatient care centers.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Radiation therapists, by average wage, are Hospitals, Offices of physicians, and Outpatient care centers.

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Industries by Share

19.3k

2017 Workforce

± 3,406

46.9%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 18.9%

The number of people employed as Radiation therapists has been growing at a rate of 46.9%, from 13,107 people in 2016 to 19,254 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Radiation therapists employed by various industries. Hospitals employs the largest share of Radiation therapists at  60.5%, followed by Offices of physicians with 15.5% and Outpatient care centers with 11.6%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Radiation therapists in the US. The average age of male Radiation therapists in the workforce is 42.6 and of female Radiation therapists is 42.8, and the most common race/ethnicity for Radiation therapists is White.

Gender Composition

6.51k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 1,981

12.7k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 2,772

66.2% 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

  2. Asian

  3. Black

87.4% of Radiation therapists are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 6.79% of Radiation therapists, Asian 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

42.6

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 3.3

42.8

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 2.57

The median age of Radiation therapists is 42.8, and Male employees are generally 0.247 years younger 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 Science Technologies.

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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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Radiation therapists from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Radiation therapists are expected to see a growth of 12.6% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow higher than the national average.

Job Growth

12.6%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Radiation therapists. This profession is expected to grow faster than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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