If you're on the hunt for an exciting travel assignment as a radiology and imaging profesisional, consider Alabama! The state has so much to offer, from beautiful beaches on the Gulf Coast to quaint small towns dotted throughout. Plus, there are plenty of healthcare facilities in need of skilled radiology professionals, so you'll have ample opportunities to make a real impact while exploring all that this amazing state has to offer.
23 Alabama Travel Radiology jobs available
23 Alabama Travel Radiology jobs available
Alabama Travel Radiology FAQ
How to Become a Radiology Traveler?
Radiology travelers require a two or four-year degree for Radiologic Technologist (RT) jobs and medical school for Radiologist or Radiation Oncologist positions. Facilities all over the United States are in search of travel radiology tech jobs like CT, MRI, Ultrasound, and Rad Tech jobs. Creating a profile with Fusion Marketplace is one effortless way to store and share employment history, education & certification, licenses, references, and any other professional documents. Fusion Marketplace also offers multiple agencies specializing in allied health travel, and the recruiters are available to provide support at every stage of your travel career.
Where are Travel Radiology Jobs Available?
Outpatient Imaging Centers
Outpatient imaging centers can be free-standing, within a hospital or large clinic, privately-owned, or part of a hospital health system. Free-standing outpatient imaging centers offer a more convenient way for patients to complete physician-ordered scans. They are usually located away from large hospital campuses, allowing the patient to save time and easily access the facility. In addition, such locations can also offer lower-cost procedures because of lower overhead compared to imaging centers located in hospitals. Most free-standing imaging centers offer same-day and next-day appointments with extended evening and weekend hours.
Imaging centers within or attached to a hospital may do both inpatient and outpatient imaging. This allows both the inpatient and outpatient areas to share equipment, resources, and staff. However, this can also cause delays for outpatients who must then sometimes wait behind the more urgent inpatient cases, such as traumas. For this reason, most hospitals have separated their inpatient and outpatient services.
Women's Outpatient Imaging Centers
Many facilities now offer women-specific imaging centers. These are usually part of a hospital, but a few independent imaging centers do offer these services. The goal is to make women as comfortable as possible for routine screenings, mammography, and ultrasounds. Women's imaging centers offer extended hours as well.
Hospitals choose mobile diagnostic imaging for a variety of reasons. Smaller hospitals may decide with either larger hospital systems' mobile units or independent mobile imaging companies to provide these services. This is ideal if the hospital does not offer a particular imaging modality or if volumes are especially low. Low volumes in these smaller hospitals make owning the systems a financial challenge, and mobile imaging is an ideal way to meet patients' needs without making a significant investment. With provisional mobile imaging, the equipment is delivered to the hospital via trailer. The hospital will often provide its own staff, but the mobile provider can often offer to staff as well.
Some physician offices/clinics offer imaging services, usually basic X-ray and ultrasound. Having these services on-site, assist the physician in diagnosing or monitoring disease. Ultrasounds are included in most offices offering women's health services.
Benefits of Becoming a Traveling Radiologist?
Take Ownership of Your Career
You are not limited by only the opportunities in your current location. By looking at options in different parts of the world, you open yourself to better career growth. Additionally, you will work with a broader number and more diverse set of patients with potential issues that you can help resolve using your imaging expertise.
Earn a Higher Salary and Flexible Benefits
Traveling medical professionals receive comprehensive benefits and allowances like their local counterparts. The only difference is traveling, radiologists can earn much more.
Additionally, traveling medical staff can work on a contract or assignment basis. They can get as many jobs as possible with this setup if they want to receive better pay. This gives them better control over how they want to carve out their career as a radiologist.
How Do Pay Packages work for Allied Travel Jobs?
While compensation offers can vary depending on the contract or agency offering, pay packages for travel radiologist jobs typically have four major components: hourly taxable wages, meals and incidentals, housing, and travel.
Full-time radiologists 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 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 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.