Travel MRI Tech Statistics


Current Openings


States with Jobs


Market Growth

What does this mean for you, our adventurous and brave travelers? 

Fall 2019 has shown a slight decrease in the travel MRI Tech market since Summer. Overall, MRI Tech has remained steady. 

Compared to June 2019 (there were 27 jobs nationwide), we are today sitting around an average of 22 jobs for travel MRI Techs. That is getting a little low after the summer season. 

Flexibility is the name of the MRI Tech travel game. 

Submit to 5-8 jobs at once and work with several recruiters from several companies that you like. Different companies have different jobs so you need to work with 3-4 when the market is this tight. 

Be very open - To any and every location. (helpful hint: don’t only look at San Diego or Austin😉)

Get experience before you travel - As a travel MRI Tech, it is recommended that you have at least two years of experience before you travel. If you are a new grad, you are at high risk for not landing a travel assignment until you have some experience under your belt. You also risk getting placed in tough (non new grad appropriate) assignments, contract cancellations, and companies underpaying you and pushing the bill rate down. 

Consider certifications in an additional specialty - Any cross training is always a huge plus! Even if you aren’t certified, experience in other specialties is very valuable. Facilities are looking for the travelers that can do it all.

Be nice to your recruiters - Your speciality is not in demand for many states. Recruiters have to work 3x as hard to get you in a placement, and too many MRI Techs on their list hurts their productivity (thus their paycheck). You want them to like you and to want to hustle for you. Be a great communicator and show up as a kind and professional partner to them, so they want to go the extra mile for you!

Extend - If you’re already in a travel position you like, see if you can extend! 

State Breakdown

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What does this mean for the market?

Fall 2019 - the market temperature is cooling down. What was once a hot market is seeing a cool breeze sweep through the Travel MRI Tech world. That means significantly less jobs and you need many more submissions for landing a travel job. It is an extra hard specialty for new grads to try to be travelers.

When one might hear travel therapy companies say, “We staff in all 50 states”. 

What this means: The agency is legally set up with the ability to staff in all 50 states. 

What this does not mean: The agency has jobs in all 50 states. 

We surveyed dozens of companies to create this map. It represents a large percentage of the travel MRI Tech job market. Across all of the USA there are only around 22 open travel MRI Tech jobs at one time, and many states have no jobs at all. 

California and Texas share the trophy for having the most needs right now, and are both states that stay pretty consistent with having jobs (hint: great states to get a license in!) Virginia is warming up this season too.

Setting Breakdown

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What trends do we see in the data?

Nomadicare bases all these estimates on this page from information provided by dozens of our awesome partners. It is here to give you our very best estimate on the job market this quarter! We are cheering for you. Bookmark this page - we update the stats every season! 

Total Openings

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What Nomadicare vetted recruiters are saying

“For first time travelers, ‘yes’ needs to be the answer! Everyone in the winter wants to go someplace warm. All the jobs South are being taken, and the higher paying ones are in the North. There are less people seeking those jobs, so that gives you a better opportunity to get them!”

“Anyone that wants to travel be open, especially for first time travelers. Be open to more areas.”

“If they [MRI Techs] are applying to places that don’t require licensure, they should move quick! A lot of times travelers want to think about it for a while. You should try to do the thinking before you start traveling.“

Market Comparison

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What Nomadicare recommends

Join a yoga class and get flexible! There is still a great market out there for true travelers who: 

Know their best defense is options. They are always staying in communication with multiple recruiters, so they are never caught without an option when option A doesn’t go as planned. 

Are brave and adventurous! They are not trying to “travel” next to their hometown.

Are savvy with working with many companies and stay professional so they don’t burn bridges. 

Know that sometimes contracts get canceled, that this journey is unpredictable, and they embrace it and roll with it.

Are prepared for interviews to make sure they are standing out.

Understand SPEED can be everything. They know what they want. They can look at pay packages and make decisions fast, so their resumé gets to the top of a stack! 

Most importantly, they utilize resources that are here for them! They use Nomadicare to get matched with vetted recruiters who hustle for them. They also use Nomadicare’s location matching so they are talking to the right companies that have the contracts they want. 

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