While the Covid-19 pandemic increased local and national news coverage of the travel nurse industry, one of the most popular fields for travel contracts is actually in diagnostic radiology and medical imaging. Working as a travel X-ray Tech, MRI Tech, CT Tech, Mammography Tech, and Sonographer is a career and lifestyle unlike any other and is becoming more and more popular. Not only do you get to work in a job that you love, but you also get to impact communities all over the country while fulfilling your personal need for adventure. If you've been on the fence about traveling professionally, check out these three reasons why (we think) you should consider taking your career on the road:
One of the key benefits of taking an imaging contract is the seemingly limitless job opportunities you have all over the nation. Whether you want to work in the hustle and bustle of a hospital or make an impact in an outpatient facility, you can find job opportunities in virtually every state. From health insurance to 401(K) plans, travelers are offered full benefits on day one of your contract. Not only that, but you can also enjoy a stronger sense of job security. With a recruiter and team of account managers behind you at all times, we’re ready to help you through any unexpected situation. Beyond just having more job opportunities, taking a traveling contract means you’re stepping in to help overworked medical teams respond to patients faster. Your job as a traveler is deeply rewarding due to your ability to impact lives and make a difference where it really counts.
Taking a travel contract will help advance your career and grow your list of skills and expertise in a way you can’t with a permanent job. Working 13-week contracts means you're constantly working alongside other experts in your field while gaining experience in different health systems and settings or with different patient populations. The cases you see in a large city hospital are probably going to be different than what you see in a rural outpatient clinic. The best part for many travelers is exploring different healthcare systems and settings, until you find the place you want to settle down permanently. Taking a travel contract helps you add skills to your professional toolbox while also allowing you to make meaningful professional connections across the country.
Taking your career on the road is perfect for the gypsy soul, the wanderer, and folks who like challenging comfort zones. Even if you aren’t looking to go rock climbing every weekend, life on the road in new environments can be restorative and healing for professionals needing a break from their current lifestyle. No matter your definition of adventure, you can enjoy life-changing experiences while still earning a competitive salary. If you’re dreaming of a life where you can spend months at a time exploring the country while still earning a living, a travel assignment is the perfect opportunity for you. Whether you want to work year-round or just a few months out of the year, you can enjoy the same benefits and security of a full-time job.