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Travel Medical Technologist Jobs & Career Overview

If you are trained to work in a medical lab – as a medical technologist, medical laboratory scientist, medical technician, or medical lab tech (MLT) – you’re in demand, especially if you are willing to travel. Travel med tech jobs abound in a range of clinical settings and at the nation’s top hospitals. At Cross Country Allied, we have travel med tech jobs across the country or across your town.

As a travel medical technologist or technician, 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.

As a new or experienced medical laboratory technologist or technician, we will help you meet your career goals.

What is the Working Environment for a Travel Medical Technologist?

As a medical lab tech, your expertise in hematology, microbiology, biochemistry, and immunology bring patients and their providers answers to their health concerns. Your knowledge of diagnostic testing, specialized equipment, lab safety, and specimen handling are vital to the field of medicine. As a travel med tech, your daily responsibilities may consist of analyzing blood or urine samples, sterilizing medical lab equipment, and managing patient information. You may work in settings such as:

At Cross Country Allied, we continually receive new travel MLT jobs and MLS jobs in a wide array of environments, schedules, and locations.

What is the Salary of a Medical Technologist or Medical Lab Tech?

The median medical lab tech salary was $52,330 in 2018, with the lowest 10 percent earning less than $29,910 and the highest 10 percent earning more than $80,330 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Travel MLT salary and travel MLS salary reflect the range of permanent med techs; however, travel medical techs are paid in hourly compensation through their travel med tech company. In addition to their hourly pay, travel medical technologists and technicians who work with Cross Country Allied receive referral bonuses, comprehensive health benefits, subsidized or free housing, and more!

Over the next decade, demand for medical laboratory technologists is expected to increase by 12 percent and demand for medical laboratory technicians is expected to increase by 14 percent according to the BLS. Growing demand is driven by the growing population of baby boomers and by increased prenatal testing.

How to Become a Traveling Medical Technician

To become a medical lab technician (MLT), you will need an associate’s degree or postsecondary certificate. Your program should be accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Scientists (NAACLS) to qualify for certification. You can then take the exam to become certified as an MLT, and you may also pursue specialist certification in areas such as phlebotomy or histology. Organizations which certify MLTs include the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP), the American Association of Bioanalysts (AAB), or the American Medical Technologists (AMT). You may need licensure as an MLT depending on state.

How to Become a Traveling Medical Technologist (Medical Laboratory Scientist)

To become a medical technologist (medical laboratory scientist) on the other hand, you’ll likely need a bachelor’s degree from a program accredited by the NAACLS. Certification as an MLS is often part of your education program; however, you may also seek certification through the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) or the American Medical Technologists (AMT). Specialty certifications include blood bank, chemistry, cytogenics, hematology, histotechnology, microbiology, and medical biology. You may also need licensure as an MLS depending on state.

Find Your Ideal Travel Medical Tech Job

Discover what Cross Country Allied can do for medical technologists and medical technicians! At Cross Country Allied, the possibilities for where you can take your career as a travel MT or MLS are endless. When you take a travel lab tech job, you can be rewarded for your hard work not only with high pay and great benefits but the ability to visit places you have only wished you could go before. Whether you love the sunshine of Florida and Southern California or the rugged mountains of New England and the Pacific Northwest, or you just want to stay close to your hometown, you will gain a fresh, new perspective on your skill level and capabilities as you travel the country as a medical lab tech.

The talented recruiters at Cross Country Allied will get to know you and help you find the ideal assignment that meets all of your expectations. Plus, wherever your travels take you, an excellent benefits package will be waiting:

Let Cross Country Allied help you meet your goals as a traveling med tech. Call us at 800.223.9230 or search our travel MLT jobs and travel MLS jobs and apply online.

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"Absolutely amazing to work with! Ashley Steen and Amanda Valenziano are perfection. I couldn't be happier to be working with cross country. Despite multiple recruiters calling daily it isn't always about the money but the way you are treated. Thank you for the opportunity." - Amy D RN RRT-NPS