Idaho Radiation Therapy Schools and Colleges

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Radiation therapist are hired to manage cancer patients using specialized equipment that eliminate cancerous growths in and on the human body. Radiation therapy is one of the quickest growing area of study in the medical field and has a high earning potential without needing years of school. By finishing a radiation therapy degree in Idaho, you will have the opportunity to help patients as well as use cutting-edge technology.

Program Requirements

Radiation therapist schools often require completion of general education undergraduate courses before you apply for admission to a radiation therapy program. Some programs may possibly require achievement of entry healthcare courses such as medical terminology or health information technology. Since radiography and radiation therapy are closely related, some radiation therapy schools in Idaho even demand completion of a degree in radiography and a passing score on its associated certification exam. This is probably the best route for students in Idaho who plan to attain a radiation therapy job because there are currently no Radiation Therapy degree program in Idaho. Fortunately, there are 5 Radiography programs recognized by ARRT. After graduating from the radiography program, you may sit on the Radiography test. Upon passing the test, students can transfer into a RT certificate program in another state.

Lewis-Clark State College
500 8TH AVE
Lewiston, ID 83501
Phone: (208) 792-2114
Director: Nan E Miguel

North Idaho College
1000 W GARDEN AVE
Coeur D’Alene, ID 83814
Phone: (208) 676-7133
Director: Shellie P Son

College Of Southern Idaho
PO BOX 1238 315 FALLS AVE
Twin Falls, ID 83303
Phone: (208) 732-6719
Director: Orman Gary Lauer

Boise State University
1910 UNIVERSITY DRIVE
Boise, ID 83725
Phone: (208) 426-1996
Director: Leslie E Kendrick

Idaho State University
CAMPUS BOX 8002
Pocatello, ID 83209
Phone: (208) 282-4112
Director: Dan L Hobbs

Average Tuition Costs

If you still intend to attend an RT program, but out of state, you should expect to pay $3k up to $60k for the entire program. The total cost of the program will be dependent whether you have in state or out of state resident, length of the program, and the type of program. In addition, you will likely pay an extra $500 to $600 each semester for lab fees, textbooks, and other needed supplies. To offset expenses, there are many financial aid opportunities specifically for radiation therapy students, so it is advisable for students to research this if you do not believe you can afford going to radiation therapist school.

Typical Curriculum

To successfully earn a radiation therapy degree in Idaho, candidates will need to complete a range of courses covering relevant topics such as:

  • College writing
  • Ethics & Law in Radiation Therapy
  • Principles of Radiography
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Film Review

For many of the Radiation Therapist programs outside of Idaho, you will probably learn safety precautions as a result of the delicate nature of the equipment and work.The coursework and length of degree at radiation therapy schools in Idaho may vary, however , you should expect to complete the main coursework in 1 to 2 years.

Enrollment Considerations

Since there are no Radiation Therapy programs avaliable in Idaho, take a look some of the degrees below that will take you a step closer towards in becoming a Radiation Therapist. Remember to consider the amount of prerequisites you have already met if you’re already in school. Then use our site to discover the right program for you. Request information directly from our website to save time.

Featured Schools

Pima Medical Institute

Florida Hospital College of Health Services

Ashford

Colorado Technical University

DeVry University