Radiotherapist - Salary and Career
Doctors in diagnostic and therapeutic medicine

Radiotherapist - Career description, activities, functions and salary

They perform diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, perform medical consultation and care, treat patients as a biopsychosocial being, implement health promotion actions, coordinate health services, prepare medical documents and disseminate medical knowledge.

How much does an Radiotherapist earn

A Radiotherapist earns between $3.165 and $18.939 per month, with an average monthly salary of $7.798 and a median salary of $6.075 according to an salary survey along with to data of professionals hired and fired by companies in the labor market.

Our research is based on the salaries of 18 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Radiotherapist

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 7.798 93.574 1.949 56
1º Quartile 3.165 37.981 791 23
Median Salary 6.075 72.894 1.519 44
3º Quartile 14.444 173.325 3.611 104
Higher Salary 18.939 227.269 4.735 136

Professional job categories

  • Science and arts professionals
    • professionals of biological sciences, health
      • medical professionals
        • doctors in diagnostic and therapeutic medicine

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Main workplaces

Doctors in diagnostic and therapeutic medicine the positions of this CBO family develop their activities in the sectors of health, social services, teaching, research and development. They act as self-employed without permanent supervision, can work individually or in teams, carry out activities indoors and at irregular hours. In some situations, they work in uncomfortable positions for long periods and, due to the nature and responsibility of their work, they are subject to stress. In some of the occupations, professionals may be subject to the action of toxic, chemical, radioactive and biological materials.

What does it take to work in the field of Doctors in diagnostic and therapeutic medicine

The occupations are performed by professionals with higher education, accredited by the CFM Conselho Federal de Medicina. The exercise of the function takes place after a period of one to two years of professional experience plus a specialization course or medical residency in the area of expertise.

Functions and activities of Radiotherapist

Doctors in diagnostic and therapeutic medicine must:

  • implementing actions for health promotion;
  • work with biosafety;
  • diffusion of medical knowledge;
  • treat patients (as a biopsychosocial being);
  • perform consultation and medical assistance;
  • coordinate health services;
  • implement actions for health promotion;
  • spreading medical knowledge;
  • treating patients (as a biopsychosocial being);
  • perform medical diagnostic and therapeutic procedures;
  • coordinating health services;
  • difusing medical knowledge;
  • perform medical consultation and care;
  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • work with biosafety;
  • elaborate medical documents;
  • diffusion medical knowledge;
  • working with biosafety;
  • perform medical consultation and care;
  • perform medical consultation and assistance;
  • perform diagnostic and therapeutic medical procedures;

  • Activities

    • performing a community health diagnosis;
    • perform treatments with biological agents;
    • cultivate cells and tissues;
    • set up service schedule;
    • perform treatments with physical agents;
    • produce scientific work;
    • select work team;
    • participate in meetings, congresses and other scientific events;
    • prescribe medication;
    • monitoring the patient's medical evolution;
    • perform diagnostic exams;
    • elaborate reports;
    • insert orthoses and implants;
    • specify inputs;
    • perform physical examination;
    • perform home visits;
    • refer the patient to other professionals;
    • issue declarations;
    • dispatch work;
    • providing preventive treatments;
    • implementing safety and protection measures for workers and the population;
    • suggest complementary exams;
    • elaborate protocols for medical procedures;
    • establishing prognosis;
    • establishing medical-hospital committees;
    • prescribing immunization;
    • demonstrate quickness of perception;
    • interpret data from anamnesis, clinical examination and complementary exams;
    • participate in vector and zoonosis control actions;
    • practicing clinical procedures;
    • manage urgent and emergency situations;
    • evaluate medical acts;
    • develop equipment;
    • indicate treatment;
    • select equipment and instruments;
    • determine the degree of disease (stage the disease);
    • monitor the patient's medical evolution;
    • supervise handling of radioactive substances sealed and unsealed source;
    • indicate the need for hospitalization;
    • organizing scientific meetings;
    • supervise disposal of health waste;
    • describe medical actions;
    • developing research in medicine;
    • prescribing medicines;
    • implementing environmental health measures;
    • performing surveys, expertise, audits and medical investigations;
    • implementing biosafety measures;
    • participate in health campaigns;
    • participating in boards of associations, class entities and health councils;
    • document images and graphic records;
    • teaching classes;
    • supervise transport of health waste;
    • distribute tasks;
    • demonstrate ability to make decisions;
    • request interconsultations;
    • establish prognosis;
    • select patients in specific situations;
    • prepare teaching material;
    • establishing a health action plan;
    • demonstrate ability to listen;
    • prepare research projects;
    • handle equipment and accessories;
    • fill in compulsory notification forms;
    • perform instrumental workup;
    • demonstrate ability to work in a team;
    • assist in the regulation of medical activities;
    • developing procedures;
    • suggest additional tests;
    • elaborate medical records;
    • tracking prevalent diseases;
    • elaborate reports;
    • provide consultancy and advice;
    • establish dosage of chemical, physical and biological agents;
    • issue reports;
    • set up medical-hospital committees;
    • demonstrate altruism;
    • elaborate informative and normative material;
    • perform autopsies;
    • elaborate standard operating procedures;
    • empower work team;
    • practicing surgical procedures;
    • issue prescriptions;
    • supervise storage of radioactive substances sealed and unsealed source;
    • prescribing hygienic-dietary measures;
    • organizing continuing education courses;
    • performing surveys, expertise, audits and medical inquiries;
    • participating in educational activities;
    • demonstrate impartiality of judgment;
    • demonstrate ability to provide humanized care;
    • demonstrate tolerance;
    • diagnose the health status of patients;
    • supervise medical acts;
    • perform hospital visits;
    • planning treatment of patients;
    • demonstrate medical actions;
    • practice clinical procedures;
    • perform treatments with chemical agents;
    • practice surgical procedures;
    • implement safety and protection measures for workers and the population;
    • participating on boards of associations, class entities and health councils;
    • organize scientific meetings;
    • remove cells and tissue fragments;
    • demonstrate leadership ability;
    • supervise staff;
    • demonstrate ability to deal with adverse situations;
    • to raise diagnostic hypotheses;
    • supervise handling of health waste;
    • disseminating information in the media;
    • demonstrate empathy;
    • demonstrate ability to preserve medical confidentiality;
    • demonstrate selective attention capacity;
    • manage financial resources;
    • practicing interventional procedures;
    • demonstrate ability to interpret verbal and non-verbal language;
    • discuss diagnosis, prognosis and treatment with patients, guardians, family members and other professionals;
    • perform anamnesis;
    • issue certificates;
    • develop procedures;
    • supervise acquisition of radioactive substances sealed and unsealed source;
    • participating in health campaigns;
    • request additional exams;
    • issue opinions;
    • demonstrate language adapter ability;
    • prescribe treatment;
    • raise diagnostic hypotheses;
    • supervise storage of health waste;
    • assist standardization of medical activities;
    • perform urgent and emergency care;
    • follow the patient's therapeutic plan;

    Sectors that hire Radiotherapist the most in the job market

    • hospital care activities
    • service activities in emergency room and hospital units for emergency care
    • support activities for education
    • outpatient medical activity restricted to consultations
    • outpatient medical activity with resources for performing complementary exams
    • other human health care activities
    • diagnostic imaging services using ionizing radiation
    • chemotherapy services

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