Looking to learn from leaders in the field of radiation therapy while earning your clinical experience at some of the country's finest oncology facilities? If you already have your bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and want to make a career change, Suffolk University's JRCERT-accredited Post-Baccalaureate Radiation Therapy Program could be perfect for you.
Through observation and hands-on experience, you will become part of a team of radiation therapists as you complete 1,200 hours of clinical rotations. At the hospitals, you'll participate in the daily responsibilities of radiation therapists, as well as patient care and the operation of treatment machines. When you complete this program, you'll be eligible to apply to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) Exam and can begin working immediately after you graduate.
Students in our radiation therapy program will:
- Accurately treat cancer patients with radiation, using a linear accelerator or proton therapy
- Learn to problem-solve and collaborate with colleagues onsite when clinical issues arise
- Cultivate an inclusive mindset and recognize diverse backgrounds, cultures, identities, and abilities of both patients and colleagues
- Utilize anatomy and physiology, patient care, infection control, physics, and technology skills—all at the same time
- Develop clear and compassionate communication skills when addressing patients