Inside Radiation Therapist Careers

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Biggest Surprises

"How Much You Can Learn...
I was surprised to see just how much a Medical Assistant needed to know, and could learn. I learned how to do x-rays the first week of my externship." (Medical Assistant; 2013)

Career: 4 years of experience, currently based in Georgia, female
School: Studied Medical Assisting at Ross Medical Center in Michigan; completed Certificate degree in 2003

"In This Career You Have Constantly Stay Educated And Be Flexible...
I was very surprised at how close and how comfortable people are with you. Once you close that door people will tell you almost anything about there life personal or health related. they trust you because they think you know things that they don't. You have to be able to think outside the box." (Radiologic Tech; 2013)

Career: 3 years of experience, currently based in Texas, female
School: Studied Radiologic Technologist at Grayson County College in Texas; completed Associate degree in 2010

"Too Many Radiation Therapists...
I was surprised at how difficult it was to find a job as a Radiation Therapist after graduating. The field is currently flooded and finding a full time position in the location you want to work is near impossible." (Radiation Therapist; 2012)

Career: 1 years of experience, currently based in Wisconsin, female
School: Studied Radiation Therapy at Saint Louis University in Missouri; completed Bachelor degree in 2011

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Career Tips

"Cross Training Is A Must...
The longer you do this job they better you get. And you can really help people." (Radiologic Tech; 2013)

"Don't Worry...
Take your time. Do not rush through learning everything, and don't worry about being perfect at it." (Medical Assistant; 2013)