Radiation Therapy Technology

Additional Information

Step 1: Download Admissions Requirements (MAR) Packet
Step 2: View Allied Health Information Session (MAR) Presentation

Career Description

Radiation therapy involves the use of radiation to treat cancer. As a radiation therapist you are responsible for the treatment of cancer patients. You may also specialize in treatment planning with further education.

Careers Available

Positions are available at hospital cancer centers and outpatient cancer centers.

Entry-Level Salary

  • $49,000 – $52,000/yr.

Course of Study

This program offers a variety of educational experiences in classroom, laboratory and clinical settings. The coursework will train students in the application of prescribed doses of ionizing radiation for the treatment of disease.

Recommended Courses and Skills

High school anatomy and physiology, advanced math and physical science and physics, if possible.

Helpful Personal Attributes

Strong math and science, willingness to deal with terminally ill patients, strong interpersonal skills with ability to communicate.


Forsyth Technical Community College Radiation Therapy Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182, Phone (312) 704-5300, or at www.jrcert.org or mail@jrcert.org.

Program Contact

If you would like additional information about the Radiation Therapy Technology Program, contact Chris Gibson, Program Coordinator, at 336.734.7184 or cgibson@forsythtech.edu.