Are you ready to set sail? The demand for MRI technologists throughout the United States has created ample opportunity for you to embark on travel assignments. And according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, positions in this field are growing much faster than the national average for all jobs—so you can look forward to job security, as well.
If you’ve decided you’re ready to try your hand at travel MRI technology, take a few steps to land a placement that’s just right for you. Here’s what you need to know.
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You can be well on your way to your first (or next!) travel assignment with the following:
- Know where you’d like to go. Before you can find a travel MRI technology job, do a little research to determine your travel career needs. This will make it much easier to find a travel job, no matter what search method you decide to use. Where would you like to travel—do you prefer a big city, countryside, mountains, beaches, culture, historical landmarks? If you know any travel nurses, talk with them about what it’s like to live in certain cities. And in terms of your job setting, are you more interested in working in a hospital, radiology clinic, etc.? The more you know about what you want, the easier it will be to find it.
- Assemble an interview kit. You can make your job search much faster and easier if you gather all the documents you’ll need so they’re conveniently in one place. This can include your resume, certification, college diploma, reference list and anything else an interviewer will need to learn more about you, your background and qualifications.
- Work with a career consultant. If you’re not yet familiar with travel work, you may want to work with a consultant to polish your resume and interview skills. Your potential employer (or recruiter, if you decide to work with a staffing agency) will be looking for your qualifications, experience, references, positive attitude, adaptability, people skills and overall demeanor. A consultant or recruiter can help you interject these things into your resume and interview technique.
- Partner with a niche recruiter. A staffing agency that specializes in healthcare travel positions will have contacts throughout the industry—greatly increasing your chances of finding just the right travel MRI technology placement. Plus, a recruiter experienced in healthcare placement will understand the ins and outs of the market, and be able to work with you to find a placement that meets your career goals.
- Visit the website of professional MRI organizations. Many professional organizations offer career services to their members, such as job search pages or the ability to post your resume on the website (for example, the American Registry of Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists ARMRIT® ).
- Conduct a Google search. By simply searching for “MRI technology travel jobs,” you’ll be able to find a list of possibilities. Keep in mind that if you work with a staffing agency, a good one shouldn’t charge you a fee for placement—this can be indicative of a scam. Also, you may also want to check Glassdoor.com for the reputation of any companies before you apply to work with them.
Looking for an MRI technology travel job?
The professionals at MedPro Healthcare Staffing can help. We work with allied healthcare professionals to find travel placements across the country. To learn more, visit our job search page, contact our experienced recruiters or click below to apply today!