Radiation Therapist (3215)

Radiation Therapists administer prescribed radiation treatments for cancer patients. Radiation treatments may be administered externally using radiation-emitting equipment such as linear accelerators, or internally by placing radioactive material into body cavities or tissue. Radiation therapists work closely with medical specialists such as radiation oncologists and medical physicists. In Canada, there are about 33 cancer care facilities that offer radiation therapy services. (Alberta Learning & Information Service)

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The University of Manitoba does not offer any specialized educational programs leading to a career as a Radiation Therapist. However, students may complete pre-requisite courses at the U of M. Please view the links below for more information about training programs in North America. If you are a University of Manitoba student who would like assistance determining an education plan that suits your unique occupational goals, speak with a Career Consultant.

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Information for Foreign-Trained Radiation Technologists - Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials

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Date modified: February 27, 2018