Nature of the work
A radiation oncologist is a doctor who deals with the therapeutic applications of radiant energy and its modifiers, and the study and management of disease, especially malignant tumors.
Radiation oncologists can receive training in the following subspecialty:
- Hospice and Palliative Medicine - prevent and relieve the suffering experienced by patients with life-limiting illnesses.
The residency training program for radiation oncology is five years.
The annual salary for oncologists ranges from $242,900 to $518,991.