Travel Medical Physicist Jobs

Make a Difference as a Travel Medical Physicist

Working as a travel medical physicist is where your love of healthcare, science and travel meet. If you choose this career, you get to use your skills to improve treatments for patients and have the opportunity to meet many kinds of healthcare professionals — both of which can help you advance your career. Let's not forget the good pay, help with housing and travel costs through per diems, and the option to choose your schedule.

Interested in traveling as a medical physicist? Browse travel medical physicist jobs at outstanding facilities across the country and find your fit.

What does a travel medical physicist do?

Medical physicists are an integral part of the healthcare team, primarily involved in the field of radiation therapy and medical imaging. Medical physics involves applying principles of medical health physics to ensure the safe and accurate delivery of radiation in both diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. In diagnostic radiological physics, they contribute to the development of imaging technologies, optimize the performance of imaging equipment, and establish protocols to minimize radiation exposure to patients and staff. In radiation therapy, they collaborate with radiation oncologists to design treatment plans, determining delivered dose, ensure accurate patient dosimetry, and perform quality assurance on radiotherapy equipment.

Typical Medical Physicist Responsibilities:

  • Precise calibration and maintenance of medical equipment
  • Develop and administer dosimetry plans to ensure patients receive the correct amount of radiation
  • Conduct safety protocols and quality control procedures for medical imaging devices like magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT) scanners
  • Plan and execute radiation treatments for cancer patients, working closely with oncologists to tailor interventions to individual needs

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 Medical Physicist Jobs

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Competitive pay
Fusion travel medical nuclear physics jobs are competitive and financially unique to fit your skills and desired travel lifestyle. Did we mention that you’ll know your compensation upfront before you apply?
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Per diem
When you become a travel medical physicist, you can take advantage of the weekly per diems, or non taxable earnings, to help cover daily expenses, like transportation and meals.
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You need certifications before you get on your way, traveler! Your state licenses and certification costs are covered, so you can get and stay qualified.
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Travel life
When you’re a healthcare traveler you get to combine your love of travel with your ambition of your career. Plus, you’ll get hands-on experience in your field while experiencing new things in your locations as you go.

Medical Traveler Compliance & Licensure

Being a medical physics professional can help you achieve the career you’ve always wanted, but what if your dream travel assignment is asking for certifications you don’t have? No biggie. Your training, licensing, and certifications are covered with financial assistance.

Degrees and Certifications

In order to be a traveling medical professional, you need to be compliant in the states where you want to work. It sounds harder than it really is. You’ll get the support and certifications you need in your correlating specialty (or modality). Compliance experts work with your recruiter and the facility to make sure that you have all the relevant credentials required for your next medical physicist job.

Compliance Requirements

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

The three parts of compliance

  • Occupational health records: Required immunizations and health examinations
  • Documentation: Tax forms, insurance paperwork, and licenses
  • Testing: Certifications, online training, and workplace safety exams


How do I become a travel medical health physics professional?

Future medical physicists must first earn a bachelor's degree in physics or a related field, which lays the foundational knowledge necessary for advanced study. Following this, a candidate must complete a graduate degree – generally a master's degree or a doctorate (PhD) – specifically in medical physics. These programs offer specialized coursework and clinical training in areas such as radiation biology, radiation therapy, therapeutic radiological physics, diagnostic imaging, and nuclear medicine.

After their graduate education, aspiring medical physicists receive training through a residency program, which provides intensive, hands-on experience in a clinical setting. To practice independently, candidates must then pass board certification examination through organizations such as the American Board of Radiology (ABR) or the American Board of Medical Physics (ABMP).

What is the typical travel medical physicist salary?

The average salary for a medical physicist in the United States is typically between $130,000 to $180,000 annually. This range can vary based on factors such as the individual's education level, whether they hold a master's degree or a PhD, years of experience in the field, the complexity of their daily responsibilities, and geographical location.

Where do most medical physicists work?

Medical physicists can be found in a variety of settings, primarily in hospitals, cancer treatment centers, and academic institutions. Hospitals offer a clinical environment where medical physicists are essential for the safe operation of diagnostic imaging equipment and the precise delivery of radiation therapy. Cancer treatment centers rely on medical physicists for developing and overseeing the administration of radiotherapy regimens.

Will taking a travel job help my healthcare career?

Making sure your next medical physicist job is a travel position is beneficial because it exposes you to different regional imaging procedures and patient populations, provides the opportunity to explore new specialties, and helps you gain experience learning a new clinical environment quickly.

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