Traveling Lab Tech Jobs

Make a difference as a traveling Med Lab Tech

When you work as a traveling med lab tech, you certainly don’t back down from a challenge. You know all about how blood, tissue and fluid samples can properly diagnose and treat patients. Lab tests are engrained in your routine, but are you ready to test your wanderlust? As a medical traveler, working as a traveling MLT means 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 is a traveling MLT lab tech?

MLT lab techs are important medical team members who perform a variety of tests on blood, tissue, and body fluids that can be used to diagnose and treat patients. If you want to become a medical traveler in this field, you may need certain licenses and certifications, depending on the city you’re traveling to. As a traveling MLT lab tech, you:

  • Perform laboratory tests on patient specimens in the areas of Hematology, Chemistry, Microscopy, Coagulation, Microbiology, Virology and Serology to assist in identifying medical disorders and to monitor ongoing patient therapy
  • Prepare specimens to be sent to referral laboratories and report test results as they are returned
  • Obtain blood specimens from patients using standardized capillary or venipuncture procedures
  • Report patient results, documenting quality control and distribution of data
  • Check instrument calibration and reagent reactivity by assaying quality control specimens to assure accurate patient test results
  • Evaluate results of patient testing, quality control and survey testing, and take appropriate action to prevent compromises in patient care
  • Consult with physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals concerning requested services and test results

Lab Specialities

  • Medical Technologist
  • Medical Technician
  • Histotechnician
  • Histotechnologist
  • Phlebotomist
  • Cytotechnologist
  • Pathologist’s Assistant
  • Clinical laboratory scientist

Working with Fusion is like talking to your very own work, life, and travel matchmaker. Your recruiter will align the things you want from your travel job and find you the ideal traveling med lab tech position and location. We know your traveling MLT job isn’t just another placement; it’s a lifestyle… and Fusion’s goal is to positively impact the lives of everyone we work with.

What are you waiting for? Become a MLT traveler today!

Traveling MLT Locations

No matter where you want to go for your next traveling MLT job, when you work with Fusion, your career is at your fingertips!

Just grab a map, tell your recruiter and pick your next destination.

Meet the Lab team

At Fusion, you’re not a number – you’re family. You’ll be paired with a personal recruiter the entire time you’re on your medical traveling adventure! We want to ensure that you have one go-to person, your own best friend on the road, and a coach in your corner. Check out some of our recruiters here at Fusion! We have a dedicated team ready to help you choose your next medical traveler job.

fusion medical staffing  team member scott van winkle

877-230-3885 ext. 224

Scott Van Winkle

Manager of Cardiopulmonary Division

fusion medical staffing  team member alysia johnson

877-230-3885 ext. 182

Alysia Johnson

Laboratory Account Manager

fusion medical staffing  team member joe morlan

877-230-3885 ext. 169

Joe Morlan

Laboratory Division Team Lead

fusion medical staffing  team member jessica thieschafer

877-230-3885 ext. 175

Jessica Thieschafer

Laboratory Division Team Lead

You ready to see the entire crew ?

Medical Traveler Compliance & Licensure

Being a traveling MLT is an exciting way to grow your experience, but what if your dream travel assignment is asking for certifications you don’t have? Fusion wants to help you reach your potential, so we help you find the MLT training you need and the financial assistance to cover the cost of licensing and certifications.

Degrees and Certifications

Licensing and certification can be confusing. It’s hard enough keeping up with the requirements of your home state, so how do you get compliant for places you’ve never been? Degrees and certifications depend on your modality and specialty. Fusion’s compliance experts work with your recruiter and the facility, so you have all relevant credentials required for our traveling MLT jobs.

Compliance Requirements

Some of your compliance requirements are the same across the board, but there are others that will depend on your specialty in 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

Testimonials

Honestly, I love this freaking company and every single one of you fantastic whack-a-doodles attached to it! I got to see the aurora borealis light up the sky over the Yukon in Alaska. I watched Aaron Rodgers throw a 30-yard touchdown pass while I was sitting five rows from the field at Lambeau in Wisconsin. I ate an authentic Philly cheese steak while sitting on the steps of the "Rocky" statue in Philadelphia. I've spent countless hours kayaking and floating down river in Maine. I have also had the privilege of befriending some of the greatest people one could ever hope to meet. None of these adventures that I have been on over the past year could have been possible without Fusion, and for that I will be eternally grateful.

Nick Dickinson
Nick D.

MLT

Traveling with Fusion has been the best. My favorite part is feeling like family — or a really close friend — when you call, even if it isn't your normal recruiter. Traveling in general is so amazing, because you find out what you're capable of and the good in humanity. My first assignment, I was spending Thanksgiving alone, and a coworker I barely knew had me over with her family. If you weren't confident in your ability to start, you will be at the end of your first assignment. You learn so many things from working in so many different facilities, and you get to experience different parts of the country! I love food, so I think it's important that you get to try tons of new foods for each area. It's also great how you walk into a building of strangers, and more times than not, 13 weeks later you walk out with great friends.

Elizabeth Arcand
Elizabeth A.

MLT

I love the travel life for the experience and flexibility. However, I love Fusion because their in-office employees and company philosophy really sets them apart. The staff I know, especially my recruiter Corey (and Jenni and Haley and Jake and Chad) are all just amazing people that make me feel part of a family. I can travel the country, take assignments when and where I want to, have awesome benefits, and still feel like I'm a member of a more traditional office. They work really hard to make each of us feel at home while on the road, and I don't think I could ever give that up.

Katie Stine
Katie S.

MLS (ASCP)

F.A.Q.s

How much experience do I have to have as a lab traveler?

The common answer used to be two years, but more and more instances have come up where someone has been able to start traveling at 18 months or even at one year if you are a California-licensed CLS.

Do I have to be certified to be a lab traveler?

Again, it’s difficult to draw a hard line but for the most part, yes. There is the rare exception where someone with strong experience has been able to stay busy as a traveler, but it is becoming less and less common.

What are the benefits of becoming a traveler?

See the country, compensation, strengthen your résumé, and broaden experience.

Do I have to take assignments back to back?

This is something where you work with your recruiter and determine when you want to take your next assignment. We then look for assignments that work with your start date and start to try and line things up.

What is the interview process like?

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 get a good feel for the position by asking some detailed questions on what is important to you so that you have a good idea on what you are stepping into.

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