CAREER

Medical Dosimetrists

Overview

Salary Median (2020)

$44,090

Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+8.5% (as fast as the average)

Career

What Medical Dosimetrists Do

Generate radiation treatment plans, develop radiation dose calculations, communicate and supervise the treatment plan implementation, and consult with members of radiation oncology team.

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Advise oncology team members how beam modifying or immobilization devices should be used in radiation treatment plans.
  • Calculate or verify calculations of prescribed radiation doses.
  • Calculate the delivery of radiation treatment, such as the amount or extent of radiation per session, based on the prescribed course of radiation therapy.
  • Conduct radiation oncology related research, such as improving computer treatment planning systems or developing new treatment devices.
  • Create and transfer reference images and localization markers for treatment delivery using image guided radiation therapy.

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