Are you interested in traveling and working in healthcare but are looking to do something outside of nursing? There are so many options for allied health jobs, no matter what your interest.
There are many jobs and specializations within allied health. Allied health consists of anyone in healthcare excluding doctors and nurses who tend to patients. The professions can include: lab professionals, imaging specialists, speech language pathologists, nutritionists, and many more. Luckily, many positions are lucrative and fulfilling.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, these are the top-paying travel allied health jobs:
Average Salary- $95,620
Physical therapists are healthcare providers that assess and create plans to help patients improve movement or recover from injuries. They develop care plans incorporating stretches and strengthening exercises customizing each patient’s needs and functionality.
Average Salary- $89,470
Occupational therapists are responsible for creating treatment plans to help patients complete the activities of daily living. These allied healthcare workers often work with patients who have an illness or injury but can also work with children who have developmental delays. They, too, create custom care plans for their patients depending on their needs and functionality.
Average Salary- $86,640
Genetic counselors assess patients and their families for inherited disorders and congenital disabilities risk. They educate their patients about testing and treatment options and also provide consultation reports for referring providers.
Average Salary- $85,820
Speech-language pathologists work with patients of all ages with speech and swallowing difficulties. They assess, diagnose and treat patients who are having difficulty due to injury, illness, developmental delays, or anatomical malformations.
Average Salary- $80,680
Sonographers work with ultrasound equipment to aid in the diagnosis of many ailments. Additionally, they assist during and after specific medical procedures to ensure the proper placement of medical devices.
Average Salary- $79,820
Orthotists are healthcare workers who design and create medical support devices for patients with amputations or congenital disabilities. These devices range from braces and prosthetics to surgical devices.
Average Salary- $78,760
Nuclear medicine technicians are responsible for preparing and administering radioactive drugs to patients. These medications can be used for diagnostic imaging purposes or disease treatment.
Average Salary- $77,820
Magnetic resonance imaging technicians or MRI technicians operate MRI machines for diagnostic imaging. They administer contrast to patients to help produce a more detailed image to assist healthcare providers in diagnosing certain illnesses and injuries.
Echocardiographers are also known as cardiac sonographers. They are specially trained sonographers that obtain ultrasound images of the heart to measure size, blood flow, and function.
Respiratory therapists work with patients with difficulty breathing, whether from illness or anatomical abnormalities. They perform tests, administer meds, and manage oxygen delivery systems like BiPAP or ventilators.
Radiology technicians perform x-rays, computed tomography, and mammography testing on patients. They are responsible for appropriately positioning patients to get the correct imaging while protecting them from unnecessary radiation.
Average Salary- $65,620
Dieticians use diet and nutrition to help prevent and treat specific disease processes. They utilize assessments and laboratory testing to create custom patient plans and goals.
Average Salary- $62,020
Catheterization lab technologists work in a catheterization lab assisting in the invasive procedures for diagnosing and intervening in cardiac diseases and abnormalities. Additionally, they administer other non-invasive testing like electrocardiograms and cardiac stress tests.
Average Salary- $57,800
Medical laboratory technicians collect lab samples and run tests ordered by healthcare providers. The tests are often run through intricate automated machines, but they must complete many tests manually.
Average Salary- $53,590
Surgical technicians are allied health pros who sterilize, prepare, and arrange tools in the operating room. Additionally, they prepare the patients for surgery and ensure a sterile field is kept during the surgery. Additionally, they assist surgeons by passing necessary tools during surgery.
As you can see, there are many options when looking for travel allied health jobs. This allied health jobs list offers opportunities to work inpatient, outpatient, in a lab, or with actual patients. No matter what part of healthcare interests you, there is an opportunity for you.
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