Travel Cardiopulmonary Jobs

Experience the joys of travel life and live your passion as a cardiopulmonary and respiratory healthcare professional. You can gain access to thousands of cardiopulmonary travel jobs in sought-after facilities all across the U.S.

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Cardiopulmonary & Respiratory FAQ

Respiratory Therapist (RRT/CRT)

An RRT or CRT assists in diagnosing, treating, and managing patients with pulmonary disorders. The level of education and responsibilities is the main difference between these two roles.

Polysomnographic Technician

Working under the supervision of a polysomnographic technologist, a technician performs tests that measure sleep patients’ brain waves and functions.

Electroencephalograph (EEG) Technician

An EEG technician is responsible for conducting electroencephalograms (EEGs), which are tests that measure and record the electrical activity of the brain. They work with patients of all ages, from newborns to seniors, to help diagnose a variety of conditions, including seizures, brain tumors, and Alzheimer’s disease.

Electrocardiogram (EKG) Technician

EKG technicians use special equipment that records a patient’s electrical impulse transmitted by the heart. These technicians must measure, monitor, and record heart measurements so that the physicians diagnose the ailment properly.

Perfusionist

A perfusionist operates a heart-lung machine, which is an artificial blood pump used on a patient while undergoing cardiac surgery. It manages the body’s demands for the proper amount of oxygenated blood during the procedure.

Dietitian

Dietitians are a necessary part of a patient’s health journey when they suffer from respiratory or life-threatening heart disease. Maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle is a better long-term solution to address chronic illnesses and reach health goals.

Anesthesia Technician

An anesthesiologist is responsible for adequately dosing a patient with anesthesia in the course of tests or surgical procedures. Anesthesia techs assist physicians, anesthesiologists, and other medical staff by keeping the equipment clean, maintained, and prepared for any invasive procedures.

While compensation offers can vary depending on the contract or agency offering, pay packages for travel cardiology jobs typically have four major components: hourly taxable wages, meals and incidentals, housing, and travel.

Hourly Pay

Full-time cardiology travelers working at healthcare facilities receive a salary, but most travel allied health employers offer hourly wages. Every pay package must include a taxable hourly wage, and the amount can vary depending on the shift, location, and specialty required of the assignment.

Housing

Housing payments can be included in a payment from a staffing agency. This is typically offered in two ways. Either the company is providing housing, or the traveler is taking the housing stipend. It is more beneficial for the traveler to take the housing stipend for two primary reasons. First, they will have a choice of where they will stay. Everyone’s definitions of comfort and acceptable are different. The second reason the housing stipend is more beneficial for them is that it can be given as a nontaxable amount.

Meals and Incidentals

Also known as per diems, meal and incidental stipends provide a daily budget for daily living expenses. These standards vary depending on the cost of living in cities and states across the country.

Travel Expenses

Travel is the last portion of the pay package. Many recruiters may not even offer travel and instead put that money into the per diems or housing for their traveler, so they are receiving the benefits over the entire contract, not just at the very beginning or end of the contract. While a travel stipend can be used to cover the cost of a flight for the traveler, it is often used to subsidize the traveler’s expenses to and from an assignment. Travel expenses can be offered as a reimbursement rate per mile, though many agencies will opt to offer a flat rate to and from an assignment.

There are so many benefits when it comes to joining the healthcare field as a traveling cardiopulmonary technologist. As an in-demand professional, you get to travel anywhere you’d like and receive competitive pay while helping people all around the country. Your journey all starts with working for the right agency that has your best interests in mind. If you don’t know where to begin, then it’s time to find the perfect cardiopulmonary jobs and agencies with Marketplace today.