There are currently an estimated 19,100 radiation therapists in the United States. The radiation therapist job market is expected to grow by 12.6% between 2016 and 2026.

How employable are radiation therapists?

CareerExplorer rates radiation therapists with a C employability rating, meaning this career should provide moderate employment opportunities for the foreseeable future. Over the next 10 years, it is expected the US will need 4,500 radiation therapists. That number is based on 2,400 additional radiation therapists, and the retirement of 2,100 existing radiation therapists.

What’s the supply of radiation therapists?

The radiation therapist industry is concentrated in Texas, New York, California

Radiation Therapist job market by state

State Name Employed Radiation Therapists
Texas 1,690
New York 1,180
California 920
Florida 900
Illinois 800
Pennsylvania 780
Wisconsin 660
Georgia 660
Ohio 600
Massachusetts 590
Virginia 560
North Carolina 490
New Jersey 480
Michigan 470
Washington 460
Tennessee 430
Indiana 390
Missouri 370
Arizona 370
Louisiana 320
Oklahoma 320
Alabama 310
Arkansas 290
Maryland 270
South Carolina 270
Colorado 240
Minnesota 200
Kentucky 200
Oregon 190
Mississippi 180
West Virginia 180
Connecticut 160
Kansas 160
New Hampshire 130
Iowa 120
District of Columbia 120
Nebraska 110
Nevada 100
Utah 100
Montana 70
New Mexico 50
Maine 50
Delaware 50
Alaska 40
Vermont 30
South Dakota 30