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Career and Education Opportunities for Radiation Therapists in Nevada

Nevada has a population of 2,643,085, which has grown by 32.27% in the last 10 years. Nicknamed the "Silver State," its capital is Carson City, though its biggest city is Las Vegas.

The national trend for radiation therapists sees this job pool growing by about 27.1% over the next eight years. In general, radiation therapists provide radiation therapy to patients as prescribed by a radiologist according to established practices and standards.

Radiation therapists earn approximately $35 hourly or $74,550 yearly on average in Nevada. Nationally they average about $35 per hour or $72,910 per year. Incomes for radiation therapists are not quite as good as in the overall category of Radiology in Nevada, and not quite as good as the overall Radiology category nationally. Radiation therapists work in a variety of jobs, including: radiology therapist, computed tomography simulation therapist , and dosimetrist.

In 2008, there were a total of 1,638,004 jobs in Nevada. The average annual income was $40,936 in 2008, up from $40,930 the preceding year. The unemployment rate in Nevada was 11.8% in 2009, which has grown by 5.1% since the previous year. Approximately 18.2% of Nevada residents have college degrees, which is lower than the national average.

The top industries in Nevada include accommodation services, accommodation, and traveler accommodation. Notable tourist attractions include the Nevada State Museum & Historical Society, the Sin Gentlemen's Club, and the Las Vegas Art Museum.

CITIES WITH Radiation Therapist OPPORTUNITIES IN Nevada


JOB DESCRIPTION: Radiation Therapist

Radiation Therapist video from the State of New Jersey Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development

In general, radiation therapists provide radiation therapy to patients as prescribed by a radiologist according to established practices and standards. They also duties may include reviewing prescription and diagnosis; acting as liaison with physician and supportive care personnel; preparing equipment, such as immobilization, treatment, and protection devices; and maintaining records, reports, and files.

Every day, radiation therapists are expected to be able to listen to and understand others in meetings. They need to evaluate problems as they arise.

Similar jobs with educational opportunities in Nevada include:

  • Dental Hygienist. Clean teeth and examine oral areas, head, and neck for signs of oral disease. May educate patients on oral hygiene, take and develop X-rays, or apply fluoride or sealants.
  • Emergency Medical Technician. Assess injuries, administer emergency medical care, and extricate trapped individuals. Transport injured or sick persons to medical facilities.
  • Nuclear Medical Technologist. Prepare, administer, and measure radioactive isotopes in therapeutic, diagnostic, and tracer studies utilizing a variety of radioisotope equipment. Prepare stock solutions of radioactive materials and calculate doses to be administered by radiologists. Subject patients to radiation. Execute blood volume, red cell survival, and fat absorption studies following standard laboratory techniques.
  • Orthodontist. Examine, diagnose, and treat dental malocclusions and oral cavity anomalies. Design and fabricate appliances to realign teeth and jaws to produce and maintain normal function and to improve appearance.
  • Radiological Technician. Maintain and use equipment and supplies necessary to demonstrate portions of the human body on x-ray film or fluoroscopic screen for diagnostic purposes.
  • Radiology Technologist. Take x-rays and Computerized Axial Tomography (CAT or CT) scans or administer nonradioactive materials into patient's blood stream for diagnostic purposes. Includes technologists who specialize in other modalities, such as computed tomography, ultrasound, and magnetic resonance.
  • Surgical Technician. Assist in operations, under the supervision of surgeons, registered nurses, or other surgical personnel. May help set up operating room, prepare and transport patients for surgery, adjust lights and equipment, pass instruments and other supplies to surgeons and surgeon's assistants, hold retractors, and help count sponges, needles, and instruments.

LOCATION INFORMATION: Nevada

Nevada
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Nevada has a population of 2,643,085, which has grown by 32.27% over the past 10 years. Nicknamed the "Silver State," its capital is Carson City, though its largest city is Las Vegas. In 2008, there were a total of 1,638,004 jobs in Nevada. The average annual income was $40,936 in 2008, up from $40,930 in 2007. The unemployment rate in Nevada was 11.8% in 2009, which has grown by 5.1% since the previous year. About 18.2% of Nevada residents have college degrees, which is lower than the national average.

The top industries in Nevada include accommodation services, accommodation, and traveler accommodation. Notable tourist attractions include the Sin Gentlemen's Club, the Madame Tussauds Las Vegas, and the Lied Discovery Children's Museum.