2019 Job Trends
(If you’re here for a HOT Travel Imaging job, scroll down to the bottom!)
It’s awesome to start looking into the world of a Travel Rad-Tech! In the past, the only way to find out information about this job market was actually calling recruitment companies. Not only is this time consuming, you have to know the right questions to ask and you have to hope the recruiter you got on the phone is telling you the full truth.
But no longer! We are thrilled to have this resource for you so you have a great resource to see what the travel Rad-Tech job trends look like for you today. This is a compilation of dozens of agencies, big and small, that shared their data with us so we could create something really special for you- our travel Rad-Techs!
Be sure to bookmark and return to this awesome resource before the end of your next contract!
Estimated Number of Travel Rad-Tech Job Openings by State
When you start researching or talking to travel IRL companies one thing you will hear is “We staff in all 50 states”.
As you can see below, that is just not true. Where you can find jobs is entirely dependent on the job market and job availability. While a company might be able to staff or hold contracts in all 50 states, that does not mean there are actually travel rad-tech openings in all 50 states.
This map is a compilation of the travel rad-tech job market for this summer. Across all of the USA there are around 64 travel rad-tech jobs open at one time. California has the most availability throughout the states, so if you are holding a California license and up to date credentials as a Rad-Tech there, you’re in excellent shape for your next travel journey!
What this means for our travel Rad-Techs
🔥 That 64 may not seem like a high number, but believe it or not this means the travel Rad-Tech market is in pretty good shape! It’s hot out there! This market is definitely best suited for flexible travelers who have job experience!
What Nomadicare Recruiters are saying about the Travel Rad-Tech Job market right now…
It can be a little easier for our Rad-Techs to travel than it is for some other areas like nurses or therapists. They are usually experienced and the expectation is set that they have to be flexible on location, which is what makes them easier to place in travel jobs!
The more license restrictions for the states, the harder it is to fill the positions there, of course. For example, you’ll see the most available jobs in places where it is harder to get a license, like California. It has a lot of job openings for travelers but is one of the toughest states on licenses.
The number of job openings  might not seem like a lot, but you have to keep in mind that this group usually has a lot of experience and a lot of flexibility, making it a little easier to place them in travel jobs throughout the country. I have a traveler that has been with me several years. We just prepare for 2 to 3 weeks off between assignments, and they have been placed every time without ever needed more than 2 weeks off in between. A bit of patience, set finances and the right expectations makes this go pretty smoothly!
tips for travel rad-techs from nomadicare…
Are you packed yet?! Travel looks good out there for our Rad-Techs! If you are new to travel, it’s always good to get a recruiter on your team to learn the ins and outs of this world. For travel Rad-Techs, right now every state does require you to have the ARRT(R) but it’s always good to ask your recruiter what the requirements are in the states you’d like to travel as well as the requirements of the facility you may work with for your contract. You can learn more about ARRT pathways here: https://www.arrt.org/earn-arrt-credentials/credential-options, which may help anyone thinking of doing work as a travel Rad-Tech or who may want to branch out into CT or MRI and other modalities.
We think some hot areas to consider right now are:
California (especially those with all the credentials needed!)
Michigan and Missouri.