Learn to operate sophisticated equipment that help fight cancer and gain experience in state-of-the-art cancer treatment facilities. Radiation therapy students at Amarillo College expand their knowledge through experiential learning opportunities. While enrolled in courses you will receive hands-on training to set you on a course to become a Registered Radiation therapist to help individuals fight cancer. After earning your AAS degree from Amarillo College you will be equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to help individuals get back to living a quality life.
Radiation therapist deliver prescribed doses of X-ray radiation to small, targeted areas to destroy cancer cells. They work closely with doctors and other health professionals as part of an interdisciplinary healthcare team. Registered Radiation therapists are detail-oriented, science-savvy individuals who build relationships with patients and their families, providing a level of personal support throughout the treatment process. Amarillo College’s two-year program leads to average starting salaries of up to $50,000 throughout Texas for full-time employees.
Additionally, Amarillo College offers a 100% academic online JRCERT accredited curriculum for students nationwide. Learn from our quality faculty wherever you are and gain hands-on experience in a brick and mortar clinical site.
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