Travel Cath Lab Tech Jobs
Make a Difference as a Travel Cath Lab Tech
The cardiac catheterization lab is a specialized, fast paced environment where your skills as a cath lab tech can shine. The sophisticated setup is where you and your team perform interventions that treat a wide variety of cardiovascular conditions.
When you pair your skills and technical expertise with a career as a medical traveler, you get to do the job you want in the location you choose, from the leading healthcare facility in a major metro to a small clinic in rural America. You’re in charge of your future and we’re here to back you up along the way. You have complete control of your future and your career as a cath lab traveler.
What is a cath lab tech?
A cath lab tech, short for catheterization laboratory technician, plays a pivotal role in the healthcare industry. They are responsible for assisting physicians and other healthcare professionals during invasive cardiovascular procedures such as angioplasty, heart catheterization, and electrophysiology.
With your keen eye for detail and a sensitive approach to patient care, cath lab techs help ensures that each procedure runs smoothly and safely. Prior to a procedure, a cath lab tech helps prepare patients, coordinates patient pre surgical care, and explains the surgical process. After the procedure, a cath lab tech monitors cardiovascular patients, maintains their medication regimen, and coordinates with the rest of the care team.
Typical Cath Lab Tech Jobs Responsibilities:
- Preps area for procedures, prepares patient procedure materials, and assists doctors and other healthcare professionals performing the procedures
- Monitor patient's vital signs
- Operates and maintains sophisticated medical technology, such as EKG equipment
- Administer medication under the guidance of a physician
- Assist with post care treatment plan to help in patient recovery
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 Cath Lab Tech Jobs
Competitive payCath lab techs are in high demand. Less unknown means more compensation transparency. You can see the pay packages upfront for all travel cath lab tech jobs, giving you financial freedom.
Per diemYou can qualify for a weekly, tax-free per diem to help cover transportation, meals, and other expenses as a cath lab tech. Just another work perk.
CertificationsGetting new certifications can add up, but don't sweat it. Your state licenses and cath lab tech job certification costs are eligible for reimbursement. Hooray!
Travel lifeBeing a medical traveler, you get to work and explore new places you’ve always wanted to visit. You’re the executive decision-maker. You choose when and where you go.
Medical Traveler Compliance & Licensure
Being a cath lab tech traveler can help you create a tremendous resume, but what if your dream travel assignment is asking for certifications you don’t have? Fusion is here to help make the entire travel journey easier. We can offer help in finding cath lab training, licensing and certifications, as well as financial assistance.
Degrees and Certifications
Getting compliant for the states you want to travel to is a lot smoother than you think. Even though degrees and certifications depend on your modality and specialty, you get to work with dedicated compliance experts who will work directly with your recruiter and the facility clinical manager to make sure you have all the credentials required for your travel cath lab tech job.
Some of your compliance requirements are the same across the board, but there are others that will depend on your specialty in cath lab.
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
Who can become a travel cath lab tech?
To become a cath lab tech, the first steps are education and qualifications. This typically involves earning a two-year associate's degree in cardiovascular technology, though you can also opt for a four-year bachelor's degree. After acquiring experience through internships, you should then pursue certification through organizations like the Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) or the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT)
To begin applying for travel cath lab tech jobs, you need two years experience as a tech in the cardiac catheterization lab.
What is the average salary for a cath lab tech job?
The average annual salary for a cath lab tech in the United States is $67,800, with some in this specialty earning up to $80,000. Travel cath lab techs and those with advanced experience and training have the potential to earn higher average rates.
Which states have the highest paid travel cath lab tech jobs?
Rhode Island pays the highest average salary for cath lab tech jobs according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics with an average annual wage of $85,590 and an hourly wage of $41.15, followed by Oregon ($82,810 per year, $39.81 per hour), California ($79,490 per year, $38.22 per hour), New Jersey ($78,850 per year, $37.91 per hour), and the District of Columbia ($78,040 per year, $37.52 per hour).
Seeking the highest-paying travel cath lab tech contract doesn't always mean that you should take lab tech travel jobs with the highest weekly salary. Factoring in the cost of living of each state can often give a better indication of what a travel cath lab tech can expect to earn from an assignment. When comparing the adjusted average cath lab tech weekly salary, Rhode Island is still the highest paying state, though there are only 160 listed as employed according to the BLS. Wisconsin, Georgia, New Jersey, and Colorado make up the top five highest paying states for cardiac and cath lab techs with at least 100 listed as employed.
Where are travel cath lab tech jobs available?
Cath lab technologist jobs are available across a wide range of healthcare facilities. These include major hospitals, outpatient clinics, and specialized heart centers. Many large cities and metropolitan areas, where healthcare systems tend to be more extensive, offer a number of opportunities for Cath Lab Tech positions.
What are the benefits of traveling as a cath lab tech?
Allied health professionals have so many reasons for making the decision that traveling is the right choice for them. Some of the most common reasons we hear is that they get to see the country while being paid to work and potentially it’s to parts they might not ever get to if it wasn’t for the job. Travelers typically have very competitive compensation with financial rewards when compared to traditional full-time positions. They also speak about broadening their knowledge and experience within the profession which helps them long term with their career.
Do travel cath lab tech jobs offer benefits?
Fusion offers three Medical plans to choose from, one PPO plan and two High Deductible Plans, as well as Dental, Vision, Basic Life, and Short-Term Disability, along with benefits like a retirement savings plan. If traveling to the state of Hawaii, Hawaii has its own mandated coverage and you will be offered that coverage at that time. If you were previously on the BCBS Nebraska Medical coverage and/or the Ameritas Dental and Vision, this coverage will be terminated when moving to Hawaii for an assignment.