About Med Tech Travel Careers

Med techs often work out of the spotlight at healthcare facilities, but the important work they do for both patients and physicians is extremely valuable! Their contributions to healthcare help maintain important baselines and check for irregularities that go a long way in maintaining a patient’s health and/or formulating a strategic care plan. Demand is consistently high for med techs, and that means there are many well-paying med tech travel nursing jobs in cool locations nationwide!

Travel Med Tech Careers

A career as a travel medical technician is a fantastic way for you to avoid burnout — although a job in healthcare will always be demanding, working at a variety of ever-changing locations and facilities can help keep you fresh on the job and motivated to provide excellent care. It’s also a great way to continue to keep your skills sharp, learn from new colleagues and facilities, and build a stronger resume. When you travel with Medical Solutions, you’ll also earn great money and have great benefits.

To be successful working as a med tech you must be very organized, compassionate, patient, determined, detail-oriented, a good communicator, adaptable, a pro problem-solver, good with technology, and OK with working in high-stress environments. 

A med tech’s goal is to successfully gather samples, perform tests, and document data that’s been requested by other healthcare professionals. Depending on their area of specialty, their duties may include collecting blood and other body fluid samples, analyzing collected samples and checking them for abnormalities and other information, recording data and information related to the samples, inputting information into their system and/or reporting findings directly back to the requester (depending on the urgency of the findings and the situation), staining specimens, applying dressings, and maintaining and cleaning equipment.

The lab is typically a very busy place in any facility, and it can sometimes be a challenge to keep up! Good med techs always keep up and even make it look easy amidst the chaos, balancing the need for speed with the need for accuracy of reporting. Med techs can work directly with patients — for example, phlebotomists who draw your blood — or strictly in the lab — for example histotechnicians. And many med techs work in both spaces.

What Facilities Do Med Techs Work In?

Med techs generally work in acute care hospitals but can found in a variety of other settings such as long-term care facilities/nursing homes, blood banks, outpatient clinics, and even schools.

How Do Med Techs Help Patients?

Med techs work in the background to carry out important blood and other fluid sampling work that is crucial to a patient’s diagnosis and overall care plan. Although they may not always be seen as the biggest star of the healthcare constellation, med techs do incredibly important work that plays a crucial role in healthcare. Because of this important work, med techs help patients get important test results which mean establishing baselines and/or helping physicians formulate quality care plans.

Quick Med Tech Facts

  • Commonly required med tech education: Associate Degree in Medical Technology and/or Bachelor of Medical Technology
  • Commonly required med tech certifications: Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Commonly preferred med tech certifications: Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS), American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP), Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT), Certified Medical Laboratory Technicians (MLT), Registered Phlebotomy Technician (RPT)
  • Commonly required experience to become a travel med tech: Facilities typically require a minimum of one to two years of recent, in-facility experience in order to hire you as an travel med tech. You’ll want the benefit of experience since travel med techs have to hit the ground running!
  • Average annual med tech salary range: $28,000-$50,000
  • Locations where med techs are in high demand: Demand for med techs is growing nationwide! California, Texas, Connecticut, and Washington reflect high demand with higher average home health RN salaries.

Find travel Medical Technologist jobs nearby and in destinations all over the United States.

Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to your questions about Travel Medical Technologist Jobs with Medical Solutions and Travel Allied & Travel Nursing in general.

Simply apply here. You can also call us at 1.866.633.3548 and speak with a recruiter, who can answer your questions and send you an information packet. All we need to begin is your application and resume. Once we receive your information, we can begin discussing potential assignments that fit your profile. When you find a job you want, your recruiter will submit you for the job and walk you through the process from there.
Most assignments are 13 weeks in length, but we’ve seen them as short as four weeks and as long as 24. You are obligated to finish your assignment as contracted, but there is no contract binding you to work more assignments afterward. You can take a new assignment right after your last or take a break. It’s all up to you!
Your total compensation package — including your hourly pay, benefits, bonuses, reimbursements, etc. — is completely customized to fit your needs. Pay rates vary from assignment to assignment depending on location, the hospital, your specialty, and other factors.