Are you a radiologic technologist with a passion for exploration and career advancement? If so, consider the world of radiology tech traveling, which can provide a fulfilling and dynamic experience. Working as a radiology tech traveler for CrossMed offers the opportunity to expand your professional reach, explore new locations, and enjoy competitive pay. Welcome to the realm of traveling allied healthcare professionals! We’re here to guide you through the benefits of this career path and offer practical tips for success.
Whether you are considering getting into travel healthcare or are already an experienced traveler, we have some helpful tips to get the most out of your experience. Let’s look at what our experts here at CrossMed say are the Top 10 things to consider in your journey.
- Travel to travel and for the memories you will make
- Be open to new experiences personally and professionally
- Make good communication a priority with your recruiter
- Stay educated on the job market in your area of expertise
- The more state licenses you have, the more in demand you will be
- Investigate the cost of living in the areas you are considering
- Be flexible with your schedule
- Network with other travelers
- Take your vacations and time off between assignments
- Choose a reputable recruiting agency that matches your values
Now, let us take a closer look at what we mean by each of these.
Travel to travel and for the memories
When you embark on a journey as a radiologic technologist traveler, remember that it’s not just about the job; it’s about the adventures and memories that come with it. Whether you’re a newbie in the world of travel healthcare or a seasoned traveler, embracing the travel experience itself is essential. Explore new places, savor diverse cuisines, meet people from different walks of life, and immerse yourself in the local culture. Capture those moments, both professionally and personally, as they will become cherished memories that enrich your life. Embrace the idea that your journey is not just a series of assignments but a collection of remarkable experiences that will shape your career and your life.
Be open to new experiences personally and professionally
As a traveling allied health professional, you will work in various healthcare settings, enhancing your skills, broadening your experience, and boosting your resume. The diversity in assignments offers a fantastic opportunity to adapt to new environments, learn different healthcare systems, and work with a range of medical professionals. The more diverse experience you bring to the table, the easier it will be for you to land the best assignments in the future.
Make good communication a priority with your recruiter
As with any relationship, communication, and transparency with your recruiter – and vice versa – is key to a great relationship. If you cannot communicate with your recruiter or if you find that your recruiter lacks communication skills, then your experience will suffer.
Stay educated on the job market in your area of expertise
It’s no secret in the industry right now that we are amid a transition period from the COVID era to the post-COVID era, which will likely be very similar to what the demand and pay for travelers was prior to 2020. Join Facebook groups or consistently follow industry blogs like Gypsy Nurse to stay up to date on current trends in the industry and your modality.
The more state licenses you have the more in demand you will be
Invest in yourself by making yourself easy to market. Part of that is getting licenses in as many states as you can. It can be the difference between getting your dream assignment or not.
Investigate the cost of living in the areas you are considering
Thinking about taking that assignment in Boston instead of the one in Fargo because it pays $300 more a week? You should investigate the cost-of-living difference to see if you will profit more. LivingCost is a great resource that can help you with that research.
Be flexible with your schedule
If most people only want day shifts and don’t want weekends, etc., you can stand out from the applicant pool by being completely open and flexible with your schedule. Those flexible with their schedule are more likely to get the best assignments.
Network with other healthcare travelers
As mentioned before about Facebook groups and traveler blogs, connect with the traveler community and tune in to what is happening. The quickest way to learn about the best practices of being a traveler is to talk with people who have been doing it for a while.
Take your vacations and time off between assignments
One of the great perks of traveling is being in control of your schedule. Want a month off – take it! We recommend doing this between assignments! Whenever possible, limit your requested time off and plan your vacations around your assignments.
Choose a reputable healthcare staffing agency that matches your values
Lastly, choose a company that aligns with you. A great relationship is built on communication, transparency, trust, dependability, and fun. Healthcare staffing agencies with high rankings, amazing reviews, and proven track records are more likely to provide the best experiences. Do your due diligence on great companies (like CrossMed!) and choose a company that cares for its travelers.
Get started on your next assignment today!
Now that you have all the best tips to traveling as a radiology technologist, I am sure you’re wondering what’s next. Don’t wait any longer to jumpstart your adventure. Contact CrossMed today and view all our open positions! At CrossMed, we are here for you 24/7 and ready to get you started on your next assignment.