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Medical Laboratory Technologist

No other career choice can offer you benefits like the ones you'll receive as a traveling medical laboratory technologist with Cross Country Allied. Think about it... you can live in our beautiful and free private housing, earn a great salary, receive all the health benefits of a permanent position, and earn bonuses on many assignments. Plus, you'll receive all this while visiting the locations you always dreamed of seeing.

Travel healthcare is a great career option for an experienced medical laboratory technologist. Your skills are in demand, which means you have many choices as to where you want to work. We have jobs across the country or across town - in many of the nation's top hospitals. As a medical laboratory traveler, you can choose to spend the winter months enjoying the sunny, delightful weather of Florida, California or Arizona and you can summer in New York, Washington or even New England. The choice is yours. And with each new area and setting you work in, you gain a fresh, new perspective on your skill level and capabilities - like providing more experienced patient care and learning new techniques.

As a new or experienced medical laboratory technologist, we will help you meet your goals. Call us or complete our online application to get started on your travel career.


There were approximately 164,800 medical and clinical laboratory jobs in 2014. Most medical laboratory technologists work in hospitals, but many also work in medical and diagnostic laboratories, physician offices and at colleges and universities.

Medical laboratory technologists are trained to work with infectious specimens and materials that may be caustic or can produce fumes. They are required to follow procedures to control infection and sterilize equipment, and wear protective masks, gloves and goggles for safety. They can be on their feet for long periods of time, and may be required to lift and turn disabled patients to collect samples. Medical laboratory technologists typically work in medical facilities that offer round-the-clock care, and may have to work evenings, weekends, holidays and during the overnight hours.

An associate’s degree in clinical laboratory science or a bachelor’s degree/medical laboratory scientist degree is usually required for a medical laboratory technologist. Some hospitals offer a one-year certificate program. Courses for these programs usually include chemistry, biology, microbiology, math, and statistics. There is an emphasis on laboratory skills, including safety procedures and lab management.

Medical laboratory technologist jobs are expected to see 16% growth from 2014-2024, which is much faster than average. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual pay for medical laboratory technologists was $50,930 in 2016. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. In May 2016, the median annual wages for medical laboratory technologists in the top industries in which they worked were as follows:

  • Hospitals; state, local, and private $62,200
  • Medical and diagnostic laboratories $61,390
  • Offices of physicians $58,330
  • Colleges, universities, and professional schools; state, local, and private $54,760

Being employed as a travel medical laboratory technologist lets you take your skills anywhere. You can travel to cities and towns most people will never get to experience. The talented recruiters at Cross Country Allied will get to know you and help you find the ideal assignment that meets your career and lifestyle goals. Plus, wherever your travels take you, an excellent benefits package will be waiting:

  • Comprehensive health benefits
  • Free private housing OR subsidy (please contact your recruiter for details)
  • Tax advantage plan
  • Referral bonuses
  • Completion bonuses
  • 401(k)
  • Competitive salaries
  • Licensure reimbursement
  • And more

Let Cross Country Allied help you meet your goals as a traveling medical laboratory technologist. Call us now, apply online, or search the travel opportunities we currently have available!