Travel Ultrasound Tech Jobs

Make a difference as an Ultrasound Tech Traveler

An ultrasound technologist, also referred to as an ultrasound tech or sonographer, is a huge part of the medical team. Without you, patients could not be properly diagnosed and healthcare professionals would not be able to provide them with the correct treatment plans. Pretty important, right?

Travel ultrasound tech jobs are available across the country, just waiting for you to explore. Each assignment takes you to a different city or state, allowing you to experience the various cultures, climates, and landscapes the country has to offer. Plus, the perks are unbeatable.

What does a traveling ultrasound tech do?

Ultrasound techs operate equipment that uses high frequency sound waves to record images of patients’ internal organs and evaluate flow through blood vessels. The videos and images are used to help physicians diagnose and create treatment plans for their patients. Most ultrasound exams are done using a device outside the patient’s body, though some involve placing a transducer inside of the body.

There are several specialties within sonography, including obstetric and gynecologic sonography, abdominal sonography, vascular sonography, cardiac sonography, neurosonography, and breast diagnostic medical sonography, allowing ultrasound techs to focus on different areas of the body.

Ultrasounds are commonly used in obstetrics (OB) to monitor the development of babies during pregnancy. Ultrasounds are also used to diagnose gallbladder disease, evaluate blood flow, guide needles for biopsies, and examine and assess the thyroid and breasts. Beyond technical skills, ultrasound techs must possess strong interpersonal skills as they work directly with patients, explaining procedures and often providing emotional support during potentially stressful examinations.

Typical Ultrasound Technologist Job Responsibilities:

  • Operate ultrasound equipment to create diagnostic images
  • Explain the imaging process to the patient, and ensure their comfort during the procedure
  • Observe the screen during the scan to ensure quality images are captured
  • Take measurements, document findings, and maintain patient records

Ultrasound Tech Specialties

  • Ultrasound Echo
  • Ultrasound Echo/Vascular
  • Ultrasound Gen/Vascular
  • Ultrasound High Risk
  • Ultrasound Vascular

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 Ultrasound Tech Travel Jobs

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Competitive pay
Travel ultrasound technologist jobs are competitive and financially unique to fit your skills and desired travel lifestyle. Did we mention that you’ll know your compensation up front before you apply?
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Per diem
When you become a travel ultrasound tech, take advantage of the weekly, tax-free per diem to help cover daily expenses, like transportation and meals.
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Certifications
Radiologic technologists need certifications before you get on your way. Your state licenses and radiology certification costs covered, so you can get and stay qualified.
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Travel life
When you’re a medical 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 an ultrasound technologist traveler 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. Whether you’re a cardiac sonographer or registered vascular technologist, your radiology training, licensing and certifications are covered with financial assistance. It’s a clear sea ahead, captain!

Degrees and Certifications

In order to be a traveling ultrasound tech, 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 certs 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 our radiology traveler 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 radiology.

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

FAQs

What is the typical salary for travel ultrasound tech jobs?

California pays the highest average salary to diagnostic medical sonography professionals, including ultrasound techs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics with an average annual wage of $109,350 and an hourly wage of $52.57, followed by the District of Columbia ($99,860 per year, $48.01 per hour), Oregon ($95,420 per year, $45.88 per hour), Hawaii ($99,390 per year, $47.79 per hour), and Connecticut ($89,030 per year, $42.81 per hour).

What kind of medical facilities are travel ultrasound tech jobs available in?

Travel diagnostic medical sonographers have opportunities in a variety of healthcare facilities and settings. The most common workplaces are hospitals, where they assist in diagnosing and monitoring a broad range of conditions and diseases. However, ultrasound technologists are also employed in physicians' offices, diagnostic imaging centers, diagnostic laboratories, and outpatient care centers. Some ultrasound technicians may specialize in specific areas like cardiac or pediatric sonography, which may influence their workplace setting.

What are the benefits of taking travel ultrasound technologist jobs?

Individuals have so many reasons for making the decision to accept travel ultrasound tech jobs. 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 when compared to traditional full-time ultrasound technician positions. They also speak about broadening their knowledge and experience within the profession which helps them long term with their career.

What is the interview process like for ultrasound techs?

Most commonly it is all over the phone because of time constraints and cost to the facility for bringing people in to meet face-to-face. We try to get as much information as possible on the ultrasound tech job description and environment so you know what you are stepping into. The phone interview is a great time to get any additional details that you might have so that you can be confident and comfortable with the job, should it be the right fit for you.

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