I would definately recommend anyone who wants to be a Radiation Therapist contact the school they plan on attending and see if they offer a "shadow" program. "Shadow" programs offer the prospective student to "shadow" a Radiation Therapist for a day or longer, and provide immediate information valuable to the student about the career.
This is an excellent career in the medical field, it is a rewarding career as well as being a 9-5, M-F, job. It pays well and most hospitals and clinics have excellent benefits. The emotional and personal rewards you get from working with cancer patients also make this job truely enjoyable.
In the 18th and 19th century, hatmakers used poisionous chemicals including mercury in their work. As result, many developed pathological symptons -- an estimated 10% went insane. Hence the term "mad as a hatter" and Lewis Carroll's character, the Mad Hatter.
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