On average, a dosimetrist earns between $62,000 and $84,000 annually. Experienced dosimetrists can earn over $100,000 per year. A dosimetrist is a member of the oncology team and assists in designing a radiation therapy plan for each patient. Dosimetrists calculate the dosage of radiation required to eradicate a tumor.
To become a dosimetrist, one must complete the appropriate education program, gain clinical experience and pass the dosimetrist certification exam. This process can take up to three years, depending on the person's starting point in radiology.
Dosimetrists must have strong technical skills, be critical thinkers and be able to perform precise mathematical calculations.