Radiation therapists

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2019 Workforce
16.8k
Average Age
41.8
Estimated Job Growth
7.57%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$82,804
Average Male Salary
$93,864
Average Female Salary
$77,605

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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 $82,804 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Radiation therapists by wage are Credit counselors & loan officers, Real estate brokers & sales agents, and Electrical powerline installers & repairers.

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 General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals. Radiation therapists are paid most in false but are relatively concentrated in false.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$82,804
AVERAGE SALARY
± $9,348

In 2019, Radiation therapists earned an average of $82,804, $27,280 more than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Electrical powerline installers & repairers make somewhat more than Radiation therapists while Credit counselors & loan officers 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 0.478. 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

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Industries by Share

16.8k
2019 Workforce
± 3,180
17.5%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 23.8%

The number of people employed as Radiation therapists has been growing at a rate of 17.5%, from 14,280 people in 2018 to 16,779 people in 2019.

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  64%, followed by Offices of physicians with 18.9% and Outpatient care centers with 9.42%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Radiation therapists in the US. The average age of male Radiation therapists in the workforce is 40.2 and of female Radiation therapists is 42.5, and the most common race/ethnicity for Radiation therapists is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

5.37k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 1,798
11.4k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 2,623

68% 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. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)

74.7% of Radiation therapists are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 16.1% of Radiation therapists, Black (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

40.2
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 3.84
42.5
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 2.35

The median age of Radiation therapists is 41.8, and Male employees are generally 2.36 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 Selection, Equipment Maintenance, and Operation and Control.

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Projections

Projections on job growth for Radiation Therapists from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Radiation Therapists are expected to see a growth of 7.57% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow more than the national average.

Job Growth

7.57%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Radiation Therapists. This profession is expected to grow more than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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