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Radiation Therapist


Radiation Therapists operate radiation equipment and administer radiation treatment to patients, targeting cancerous cells. During the treatment, radiation therapists support patients through their responses to treatment as well as maintain detailed record

Steps to becoming a licensed Radiation Therapist in Nova Scotia.

Step 1
Complete a Radiation Therapy program

There are several Radiation Therapy programs in Canada. If you are interested, there may be an option to study at the Michener Institute in Toronto and complete the clinical portion at the Nova Scotia Cancer Center in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

As part of your studies, it is likely that you will be required to work at least 42 weeks of clinical education under the supervision of a radiation therapist.

Step 2
Pass the Radiation Therapy Exam

After completing your degree in Radiation Therapy, the next step will be to take the national certification exam. For more information on this exam, see the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT).

Step 3
Register as a Radiation Therapist in Nova Scotia

To work as a radiation therapist in Nova Scotia, you must register with Nova Scotia College of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy Professionals (NSCMIRTP).