Today, many hospitals and staffing organizations are beating the bushes for medical professionals with the flexibility to travel to new locations. Along with the freedom to travel, these positions can be lucrative – with traveling professionals typically good pay, full benefits, furnished housing, mileage reimbursement, and sometimes even a rental car.
So, let’s take a look at this list of eight popular travel careers for healthcare professionals and see if there’s a travel position in your future.
Traveling Medical Scribe
If you’re currently a medical scribe or have experience scribing, you might be able to become a Certified Trainer Scribe with opportunities to travel across the country. As a CTS, you’ll help implement new programs in emergency departments for six or more weeks at a time. Once your time at one facility is up, you can travel to a new location. Like travel nurses, Certified Trainer Scribes enjoy covered housing and transportation expenses, and in some cases, you can score a rental car while on assignment.
For a physical therapist, becoming a traveling therapist could be just what you’re looking for. Often, a hospital or healthcare facility may have therapy jobs open due to absences and leaves, staffing training, or any other staffing gap. Typically, assignments last from 13 to 26 weeks, with the opportunity to travel somewhere new afterward or take a break between assignments.
Much like physical therapists, occupational therapists are in demand in hospitals or healthcare facilities. Whether they are dealing with vacancies due to absences, are facing demand surges or are in an underserved area, travel occupational therapy gives you options. These opportunities are normally 13 to 26 weeks in length.
If you are a certified pharmacist looking for your next opportunity, travel may be for you. You can work in a variety of settings including hospitals, outpatient clinics and long-term care facilities where you can supervise pharmacy technicians, pharmacy interns, and cashiers and help improve productivity while upholding operational standards such as performance metrics, safety, and compliance.
Travel social workers can make a real difference to rural areas or cities experiencing a spike in demand. Most travel positions require the LCSW credential and at least two years of experience. You can provide assessment, advocacy, referral and interdisciplinary planning for individuals who would not otherwise be adequately served.
For surgical technologists who are highly motivated to advance their careers and are interested in taking on new challenges, why not consider travel assignments? There are open positions throughout the country for candidates with two years experience and CST certification. Live virtually anywhere you want while building your skills.
As an ultrasound technologist, you never know where you’ll be needed most. There are opportunities all across the country for traveling ultrasound technologists to perform ultrasound procedures on ambulatory and hospital patients in physician offices, clinics, and hospital settings. You’ll need a BSN from an accredited nursing program, at least two years of experience and proper licensing.
If you are seeking a traveling anesthesia technologist position, you’ll find plenty of opportunities.
No matter where you land you will typically work under the supervision of a registered nurse. You’ll be responsible for setting up and maintain all supplies and equipment and monitoring patients. Whether you want to work across the country or remain close to home, your skills are in demand.
This is just a sample of the travel positions offered by Focus Staff. We understand the ins and outs of traveling healthcare professionals and have access to a wide variety of excellent professional opportunities. To learn more, visit our job board or contact us today.