Special Procedures Technologist Travel Jobs
Special procedures technologists operate medical diagnostic imaging equipment such as computer tomography (CT), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners. They also assist in imaging procedures such as angiography and cardiac catheterization (CC).
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Requirements for Special Procedures Tech Positions
The most common way to enter this field is to get an associate’s degree in radiology. Some people choose to get a bachelor’s degree. Graduates of accredited programs are eligible to take the four-hour certification examination offered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. Many employers will only hire certified technologists. Licensing requirements for radiologic technologists vary by state.
More Information About Special Procedures Tech Travel
Special procedures technologists may assist radiologic technologists with positioning a patient for examination, immobilizing them, preparing the equipment, and monitoring the equipment and the patient’s progress during the procedure.
Special Procedures Tech Travel Job Description
SPTs may monitor and document the patients’ vital signs such as blood pressure and respiration and enter that information directly into a computer that controls testing procedures. Some special procedures technologists can assist with CT scanning, MRI's, Angiograms, Cardiac Catheterization and other tests.
Special Procedures Tech Pay
The National average salary of a Special Procedures Tech is currently $75,818 a year. This salary also depends on location, education, certifications, additional skills and experience in the profession. Some of the highest paying cities for Special Procedures Techs are San Mateo, CA, Juneau, AK and Boston, MA. To earn more benefits as an Special Procedures Tech some may want to pursue a traveling career. Extra benefits like these include health insurance, free private housing, and travel and license reimbursement.