Travel EEG Tech Jobs
Make a Difference as a Traveling EEG Tech
As an EEG tech you have the benefit of doing the job you love while filling in some of the spaces around the country where you’re needed. Additionally, you’re in high demand. You can earn a high salary while exploring your passion for travel and living in other cities.
What does an EEG tech do?
An electroencephalograph technicians, or EEG tech, is responsible for conducting electroencephalograms (EEGs), which are tests that measure and record the electrical activity of the brain. EEG techs work with patients of all ages, from newborns to seniors, to help reveal medical diagnoses on a variety of conditions, including seizures, sleep disorders, brain tumors, and Alzheimer’s disease.
EEG techs must be extremely knowledgeable in EEG machine usage with a strong interest in science and medicine, as they must be able to accurately record and analyze data from often-complicated tests. EEG techs collaborate with an entire team of physicians and other healthcare professionals to discuss test results and patient care plans.
Typical Travel EEG Tech Job Responsibilities
- Prepare patients for procedures by explaining the test procedures, addressing their concerns, and ensuring they are comfortable
- Conduct EEG or other neurodiagnostic tests following the standard protocols, including applying electrodes to the patient's head and scalp and adjusting the equipment to the correct settings
- Monitor patients' brainwave activities during the tests and observe their physical condition
- Analyze the recorded data from the EEG tests to identify any issues in the brainwave patterns
- Maintain the EEG equipment, ensuring it's properly cleaned, calibrated, and ready for use
Choose where you go
With opportunities for travelers all over the country, we’ve selected areas with the most popular medical traveling jobs to help you find your best fit.
Advantages & Perks for Travel EEG Tech Jobs
Competitive payTravel EEG techs are in demand. The travel industry offers competitive weekly pay for travel jobs that allow you to work in and explore your new location.
Per diemAs a travel EEG tech, you can receive a per diem each week. It’s tax-free and helps you cover daily expenses, like transportation and meals.
CertificationsCertifications & CEU's are a must, why not help get that cost covered while being a medical traveler!
Travel lifeWhen you’re a medical traveler you get the best of both worlds. Traveling to new places and working where you want to work allows you to combine your passions and learn new skills.
Medical Traveler Compliance & Licensure
Being a traveling EEG technologist is a great way to gain experience in the healthcare career you’re aspiring to, but what if your dream travel assignment is asking for certifications you don’t have? Fusion wants to help! We’ll find you the training you need and the financial assistance to cover the cost of licensing and certifications.
Degrees and Certifications
Licensing and certification info… where do you even start? Since degrees and certifications depend on your modality and specialty, we have compliance experts and career specialists ready to work with your recruiter and the facility to make sure that you have all relevant credentials required for our travel EEG tech jobs.
Some of your compliance requirements are the same across the board, but there are others that will depend on your cardiopulmonary specialty.
The three parts of compliance
- Occupational health records: Required immunizations and health examinations
- Documentation: Tax forms, insurance paperwork, and licenses
- Testing: Certifications, online trainings, and workplace safety exams
How much do travel EEG tech jobs pay?
The salary of an EEG technologist can vary significantly depending on the experience and education as well as the location, facility, and type of shift worked. The median salary for cardiovascular technologists and technicians - which includes EEG Technicians - was $60,940 in 2020 with most techs earning between $39,250 and $78,170 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Entry-level cardiovascular techs or those with the lowest 10% salary earned around $30,140, while the highest 10% earned more than $96,790. Travel EEG tech jobs weekly compensation packages vary, but typically will provide considerably higher hourly pay than permanent positions in the same location, though this varies widely by assignment and the skills and experience of each traveler.
How do I become a travel EEG tech?
A high school diploma or GED is the minimum requirement to become an entry-level EEG tech. Training sometimes is received on the job or through in-house training programs. However, many employers seek prospective EEG techs with a certificate or associate degree in EEG or electro neurodiagnostic technology from a technical or community college.
Licensure varies from state to state. To become certified, EEG techs must complete an exam and hold an associate degree from an accredited program. It is recommended that you have 12-18 months of experience in clinical settings before applying for travel EEG tech jobs.
Are there any certifications I should consider?
Although not always required, many employers prefer certified EEG technicians. Certification can be obtained through organizations like the American Board of Registration of Electroenceurodiagnostic Technologists (ABRET). ABRET offers the Registered EEG Technician (R. EEG T.) credential. To earn this credential, candidates must meet certain educational or experiential prerequisites and pass an exam.
What is the interview process like for travel EEG tech jobs?
With a travel job, it is all typically over the phone because it’s not feasible most times to have a face-to-face. It’s important to read the EEG tech job description before the interview and ask questions on what is important to you so that you have a good idea about the job details and what you are stepping into.