Pay for radiation therapists varies depending on experience and responsibilities.
Source : New Zealand Institute of Medical Radiation Technology, 2017; and 'APEX and District Health Boards Medical Radiation Technologists Collective Agreement to 2019', 2017.
This information is a guide only. )
What you will do
Radiation therapists may do some or all of the following :
Skills and knowledge
Radiation therapists need to have knowledge of :
Radiation therapists :
To become a radiation therapist you need to have a Bachelor of Radiation Therapy, or another qualification recognised by the Medical Radiation Technologists Board
You also need to be registered with the Medical Radiation Technologists Board.
The Bachelor of Radiation Therapy is only available from the University of Otago's Wellington campus, and there are about 30 places on the course each year.
You can increase your chances of being accepted on to the course by :
The Vulnerable Children Act 2014 means that if you have certain serious convictions, you can’t be employed in a role where you are responsible for, or work alone with, children.
A tertiary entrance qualification is required to enter further training. Useful subjects include biology, English, maths and physics.
Radiation therapists should be :
Useful experience for radiation therapists includes :
Radiation therapists need to be registered with the New Zealand Medical Radiation Technologists Board and have a current Annual Practising Certficate.