Look, I know most say it's a dead market. At one point so were most careers. I like Radiation Therapy and am eager to enter the training program at my community college. I checked out the ARRT website and have a scheduled appointment with the head of the program. Now I have a question or two. After getting ARRT registered in Radiation Therapy I am under the impression that via the post-primary pathway I can (if done with clinical requirements) can be registered in CT & MRI.
If this isn't enough to keep me excited about Radiation Therapy....
Suffice to say that in spite of the negative comments about the field of Radiation Therapy I feel that it's what I'm supposed to be doing. I love the field. It holds a very special place to me in that both my parents passed of a form of cancer and the Radiation Therapist was so caring and professional.. Although my parents lost their battles with cancer maybe I can be a part of a team that saves someone else the heartache I experienced. If I can consistently do that it would be phenomenal. If I had the opportunity to do it just once that would be well worth it to me.
I would not mind all your comments, positive AND negative. You may say what you will as I can't stop you. But don't think you can dissuade my decision. I think it's a great profession. And for those that are in it for the right reasons it will show in any interview, at every job and to every patient.