Have you completed your Radiation Therapy program? Almost to the finish line? You might be wondering what happens after the program. First, it’s important to take a moment to appreciate your accomplishments thus far. Next, read on to find out more about your next steps.
Taking the Radiation Therapy Certification Exam
After you complete your program, you’ll need to obtain certification through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). You’ll complete an in-depth exam that covers the subject matter required for radiation therapy success.
Certification may not be required by every employer. Yet, obtaining certification can help you stand out from other applicants when trying to find a new job in the field. Certification solidifies your skills and recognizes your qualifications.
Rest assured that Cambridge’s Radiation Therapy program provides all the education required to help you take and pass the ARRT certification exam.
Finding the Perfect Radiation Therapy Job
With certification in hand, it’s time to land the perfect new job as a radiation therapist. You may find open positions in a variety of healthcare facilities such as:
- Long-term care facilities
- Doctor’s offices
- Radiation therapy clinics
- Cancer care centers
To start, use an online job search tool such as Indeed or Monster to find openings in your area. You can also search on the websites of the facilities you’d like to work for. Make sure you update your resume to include your new certification and skills.
If you struggle to find a job, Cambridge is here to help. We offer our Career Services department to all of our students. We’ll help you create a winning resumé and guide you towards current job openings through our placement service.
What Will You Do as a Radiation Therapist?
What will a day in your life look like as a new radiation therapist? You’ll play a key role in the treatment of cancer patients by delivering ionizing radiation therapy. This therapy targets cancer cells and tumors to help eliminate them from the body.
You’ll also have other responsibilities such as sterilizing therapy equipment, maintaining radiation safety standards, monitoring patient care plans and supporting patients throughout their care. Radiation therapy is a rewarding career path that enables you to change the lives of many patients.
Want to Start Your Radiation Therapy Career? Call Cambridge Today!
Cambridge College of Healthcare & Technology helps students prepare for a rewarding career as radiation therapists. We’re here to support you through your program and after. To learn more about the program or to apply today, give us a call at 877-206-4279 or send us a message.