If you’re a sonographer, also referred to as an ultrasound tech or ultrasonographer, you are in high demand across the country – and opportunities abound if you’re up for the adventure of working as a travel sonographer. As a travel ultrasound tech, 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.
As a travel sonographer with Cross Country Allied, 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 have the opportunity to visit locations you always dreamed of seeing. And with each new setting, you’ll expand your perspective, skill set, and capabilities.
Regardless of whether you’re a new or seasoned sonographer, we will help you meet your goals. Call us, complete our online application, or check out our latest travel ultrasound jobs to get started on your travel career.
As a travel sonographer, you play a significant role in helping your patients get answers to their healthcare concerns. With a range of positions in medical diagnostic imaging including specialties such as brain, cardiac, abdominal, ob/gyn, and vascular sonography, there’s something to fit your skillset and interest as a traveling sonographer. Travel ultrasound techs work in settings including:
Sonographer salary varies according to facility, location, qualifications, and experience. The median sonographer salary was $72,510 in 2018, with the lowest 10 percent earning less than $51,430, and the highest 10 percent earning more than $100,480 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Travel sonographer salary reflects the salary range of permanent ultrasound techs; however, travel ultrasound techs are paid in hourly compensation through their travel sonographer company. In addition to their hourly pay, travel ultrasound techs who work with Cross Country Allied receive referral and completion bonuses, comprehensive health benefits, subsidized or free housing, and more!
Over the next decade, demand for sonographers is projected to grow by 23 percent, which is much faster than the average for all occupations according to the BLS. Growing demand is driven by the increasing population of baby boomers as well as the need for alternatives to imaging that uses radiation.
If you are considering a career as a travel ultrasound tech, you will need an associate’s degree at minimum; however, a bachelor’s degree is preferred by many employers. Another option is to complete a certificate program and on-the-job training if you have a degree in a related field such as nursing, respiratory therapy or radiologic technology.
Your program should be accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). Although certification is not required by all states, most employers require that sonographers be certified. The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) and the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) offer sonographer certification in specialties including abdominal, breast, obstetric, gynecologic, neuro, cardiac, vascular and musculoskeletal sonography.
Discover what Cross Country Allied can do for sonographers! At Cross Country Allied, the possibilities for where you can take your career as a traveling sonographer are endless. When you take a travel ultrasound 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 an ultrasound 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 travel MRI tech. Call us at 800.223.9230 or search our travel ultrasound jobs and apply online!