There is a saying, which says, “The capacity to care is what gives life its profound meaning.” I love working with people and I want to make significant influence in other people’s lives by helping them in areas, which concern our health. I feel that Radiation Therapy Technology is the best profession to achieve this. I am a caring, empathetic, responsible, and supportive person. I am very optimist about life and I always try to remain positive even when faced with difficult situations. I believe my personality is well suited for a career in Radiation Therapy Technology. With the help of the highly skilled radiotherapist in your institution, I believe that I have all it takes to become one of the best radiotherapists in the country today. Besides, I am extremely interested in sciences, which are very essential in Radiation Therapy Technology.
I already have a Bachelors degree in Chemistry that I obtained at Montclair State University in New Jersey. After graduating, I worked with a chemical company as an environmental analyst for one year. I loved working as an environmental analyst because, in one way, I was able to help people by making sure that the environment was safe. However, I realized that my good interpersonal skills and love for working with people would be better utilized in the radiation therapy profession. Furthermore, I am looking for a career that will offer professional development me. Radiation therapy is very appealing to me because I know that, it is a diverse profession, which keeps on changing as time goes by.
Since I developed an interest of studying radiation therapy technology, I have been doing extensive research in order to develop some knowledge about radiotherapy and its practices, and making sure that it would be an appropriate career for me. I have gained knowledge about various scanning machines used to scan illness in patients such as liner accelerators, MRI, and CT scanners. I have also gained some knowledge about the roles and responsibilities of the members of Oncology team. In addition, I have read many publications from the Society of Radiographers and I have gained more knowledge about issues concerning radiotherapy such as end of life and patient advocacy. Recently, I visited one of the public hospitals with the busiest radiotherapy department in the town at my residence, and observed radiotherapists as they conducted their routine duties. My brief interaction with the radiotherapists in the hospital was fascinating and inspirational. This increased my desire to acquire a second degree in radiation therapy technology, so that I would be able to join this profession and finally work with, and help people the way I have always desired.
I feel that Manhattan College for Health is the best institution for me to undertake my degree in Radiation Therapy Technology. Manhattan College is one of the institutions with the best radiography laboratories in the country. Besides, your international and professional recognition that your institution offers the best practical experience in radiography assures me that I will emerge as a competent radiotherapist after four years.
I am thrilled at the prospect of starting a Radiation Therapy Technology course in your institution and joining your long list of successful alumni. I am looking forward to your kind response.