If you have questions about this website or need additional information about Radiation Therapy, contact the Allied Health Department at 785-670-2170 or 785-670-2176.Email the Program DirectorEmail the Clinical CoordinatorEmail the Allied Health Department for Program Information
Thank you for your interest in the Washburn Radiation Therapy Program. Radiation Therapy is an Allied Health profession dedicated to treating malignant disease with ionizing radiation. This profession is continually evolving. Radiation therapy integrates a vast amount of advanced technology, however, it is not a purely technical field. This profession is centered on patient care and safety. By choosing a career as a radiation therapist, you will positively impact the lives of cancer patients and their families. You will become a vital part of each patient’s fight against cancer!
Students today can look forward to an exciting and dynamic career. Radiation therapists typically enter the workforce as a staff radiation therapist. Other career opportunities that may require additional education and experience include chief/lead therapist, medical dosimetry, medical physics, education, sales, application specialist, healthcare administrator and locum tenens. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics the job outlook for radiation therapists is expected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations through 2020. The average growth rate for all occupations is 14% while the projection for radiation therapists is 20%.
If you are looking for a challenging career in which you serve patients during a critical time in their lives and are committed to continuous lifetime learning, a career as a radiation therapist is for you. Please click on the following link in order to open and print the Radiation Therapy Application Packet.
Becky Dodge, MET, RT(R)(T)
Program Director of Radiation Therapy
1700 SW College
Topeka, KS 66621