New Mexico Radiation Therapy Schools and Colleges

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Radiation therapist are hired to improve cancer patients using specialized equipment that eliminate cancerous growths in and on the 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. Completion of a radiation therapy degree in New Mexico is a good career choice for applicants interested in both helping patients and working with cutting-edge technology.

Program Requirements

Radiation therapist schools often require finishing of general education undergraduate courses before applying for admission to a radiation therapy program. Some programs might also require completion of entry level healthcare courses such as medical terminology or health information technology. In some cases, radiation therapy schools may even call for you to complete degrees in radiography and pass the related certifications exams because it is closely related to radiation therapy. Since there are no Radiation Therapy programs available in New Mexico, the next best option is to complete an Radiologic Technology degree first then transfer into a certificate, 2 year associates, or bachelor’s program out of state.

There are currently 7 Radiography Programs in New Mexico

Eastern New Mexico University – Roswell
PO BOX 6000
Roswell, NM 88202
Phone: (575) 624-7233
Director: Virgil F Johnson

University of New Mexico/ School of Medicine
MSC 095260 1 UNIVERSITY OF NM
Albuquerque, NM 87131
Phone: (505) 272-5254
Director: Elizabeth Jane Greer

Cnm Comm Clg-Workforce Tr Ctr
5600 EAGLE ROCK AVE NE
Albuquerque, NM 87113
Phone: (505) 224-5208
Director: Paul J Wilder

Northern New Mexico College
921 N PASEO DE ONATE
Espanola, NM 87532
Phone: (505) 747-2218
Director: Michael P Frain

Clovis Community College
417 SCHEPPS BLVD
Clovis, NM 88101
Phone: (575) 769-4997
Director: Melissa F Ham

Dona Ana Community College
PO BOX 30001 MSC 3DA
Las Cruces, NM 88003
Phone: (575) 527-7581
Director: Annja M Cox

Pima Medical Institute
4400 CUTLER AVE NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
Phone: (505) 881-1234
Director: Susan Gregorie

Average Tuition Costs

While attending a radiation therapy school, you should expect to pay in the range of $9k – $12k per semester for most programs. 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 could afford going to radiation therapist school.

Typical Curriculum

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

  • Medical Terminology
  • Clinical Anatomy I-II
  • Computer applications
  • Introduction to Radiation Therapy II
  • Treatment Planning I-II

Additional coursework in radiation therapy theories, procedures, and safety precautions is an essential part of any radiation therapy program well. Hands-on training with radiation therapy devices are also offered for advanced students in many of these programs. The duration of the coursework in radiation therapy schools in New Mexico can be from one to two years, subject to specific schools .

Enrollment Considerations

If you are ready to apply to a radiation therapist school in New Mexico, make sure to look at the amount of prerequisites which you have already met if you’re already in school. Then use our site to find 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