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Career in Radiation Therapy Technology

The Educational Program in Radiation Therapy Technology

The Department of Radiation Oncology at Saint Barnabas Medical Center has been a pioneer and leader in Radiation Oncology in northeastern New Jersey since 1968. Since then, there has been a steady increase in the application of new technologies in the treatment of cancer.

The Department of Radiation Oncology at Saint Barnabas delivers the most comprehensive and up-to-date services in a caring and supportive environment.

A staff of board-certified radiation oncologists, physicists, dosimetrists, radiation therapists, and nurse specialists make up the department’s team. The one-year education program in Radiation Therapy Technology provides clinical experience with a wide range of state-of-the-art equipment.

Radiation Therapy Technology as a Career

The radiation therapist acts as a member of the cancer management team of physicians, dosimetrists, physicists and other health care professionals. Responsible for administering and recording a prescribed course of radiation treatments, the radiation therapist uses highly advanced, state-of-the-art ionizing producing equipment to treat cancer. The discipline requires an interest and understanding of science, mathematics and physics, as well as compassion and skill to provide the highest quality of care for cancer patients. Most radiation therapists experience profound emotional satisfaction from knowing they are helping patients manage their disease.

Technological advances in the field have increased the demand for radiation therapists. Saint Barnabas Medical Center promises a total learning experience to its students. Employment opportunities in this specialized field are available in most areas of the country.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to educate students to have the knowledge, skills and behaviors required of a graduate entry-level radiation therapist by meeting the program’s goals and student learning outcomes. The school will promote Saint Barnabas Medical Center’s mission to provide compassionate care, healthcare excellence and superior service to our patients and their families in all aspects of the curriculum.