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What is it like to be a Radiation Therapist? Would I be able to handle it?

I've been very interested in Radiation Therapy as my main career choice lately. However, my mom doesn't believe it's a good idea because it would be a tough job emotionally. I'm a very caring and loving person so I feel like if I brought the right kind of energy to the table the patient would stay calm and relax. Am I looking at this all wrong? Could anyone fill me in on what it's like to be a Radiation Therapist and what you go through on a day-to-day basis?

Asked By: Browneyes1289 - 3/23/2010
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My father was a radiation therapist, an oncologist, M.D. I assume you want to be a radiation technician and administer the radiation treatments. I was the tech for my dad and can tell you there is a lot of physics, atomic physics, nuclear physics and dosimetry which is calculating the amount of radiation delivered to... More
Answered By: Trixibelle - 3/23/2010
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