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Frequently Asked Allied Questions
Allied travel frequently asked questions (FAQs) from Med Travelers, the leader in allied travel healthcare staffing.
Am I making any kind of commitment when I apply to Med Travelers?
No. A processed application only means you have access to exciting allied health travel assignment choices. You can commit to an assignment when you're ready to travel.
Are there minimum qualifications?
To be assigned to an allied travel position by Med Travelers, you must be a graduate of a U.S.-accredited allied healthcare program, hold a valid professional practice license or certification, and present proof of your right to work in the United States (the most common forms of this are your birth certificate, social security card, or U.S. passport).
How long is my commitment to Med Travelers?
Your commitment is equal to the length of the assignment you agree to take. For travel assignments, this is typically 13 weeks, but can vary to be either longer or shorter depending on the facility’s needs.
I've found a Med Travelers opportunity I'm interested in. Where do I start?
We make it easy for you to get started. Simply fill out a Med Travelers online application. After completing your application, Med Travelers will provide you access to skills checklists specific to your discipline, as well as a professional reference request form. By completing these steps you'll be matched to a recruiter more quickly. Your recruiter will then evaluate your qualifications and contact you by phone to match you with assignments that complement your experience.
Which allied health professionals are employed by Med Travelers?
We place many allied disciplines, including but not limited to physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, radiation therapists, respiratory therapists, medical technologists, radiologic technologists, nuclear medicine technologists, MRI technologists, CT technologists, sonographers, cardiovascular technologists and polysomnography technologists.
Pay & Benefits
What benefits do you offer?
Med Travelers' allied travelers are among the highest-paid healthcare professionals in the industry. We also offer a wide variety of benefits including comprehensive medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. Additional voluntary benefits such as short term disability, critical illness, accident insurance, hospital indemnity, as well as free, private housing; 401(k) retirement plan, free continuing education, travel reimbursement, and much more.
Do you offer referral bonuses?
Yes. You can receive a referral bonus —up to $1,000 depending on discipline —for referring candidates to Med Travelers. Once your referral completes a 13-week assignment, you will be eligible for the bonus. Please visit our Refer a Friend page for detailed information about our program.
How much does Med Travelers pay?
Med Travelers' allied travelers are among the most satisfied in the industry. Pay rates are always competitive and vary by assignment, specialty, location, and experience. Talk to your experienced recruiter for details.
Can I be assigned in my hometown?
Yes. Some of the hospitals we staff hire local healthcare professionals. Your recruiter will know if the assignment in which you're interested is eligible for local travel.
Can I bring along a friend?
Absolutely. We encourage you to share this important journey by traveling with a colleague, spouse or close friend. And if you know another allied clinician seeking employment, we encourage you to take advantage of our Refer a Friend program.
How do I get to my assignment?
If traveling away from home, Med Travelers recommends that you drive to your assignment. This gives you the freedom to explore a new area on your days off. If you accept an assignment in a major city where parking is scarce and public transportation is readily available (New York City, for example), consider leaving your car at home. Med Travelers reimburses the travel expenses to your assignment regardless of how you choose to get there.
How long are travel assignments?
Most assignments are 13 weeks, but could range from four to 26 weeks or longer. If there's an assignment you're interested in, contact your recruiter to discuss the full range of options available to you.
How should I prepare for my assignment?
Once you commit to an assignment, you will receive a confirmation via email with all pertinent information about your assignment. Your recruiter will then work with you to prepare you for your assignment.
I chose an assignment. Now what?
Your credentials, along with your selected start date, are sent to our client (the facility you've chosen). The client then reviews your application and interviews you via a phone call. Your recruiter will prepare you for each step of the hiring process.
What are the chances I'll get the assignment I want?
Your chances are excellent, especially if your professional discipline is in high demand. Even if we don't have your specific position in the location of your choice, we'll contact facilities in that area, present your credentials and search for assignments. We're not happy until you are.
Do you offer housing?
Yes! Med Travelers happily provides our clinicians with housing options. Our team of territory experts will work diligently to find you safe, clean, quality accommodations within a reasonable commute time of your facility.
What housing options do you offer?
We offer two housing choices, allowing them to choose which option works best for their specific needs. If a clinician lives 50 or more miles from their assignment, they can choose company paid housing or a monthly stipend they can use towards their own housing accommodations. Both options are considered to be a part of the clinician's overall compensation package. In addition, if clinicians choose company paid housing, our housing account executives will secure furnished, private housing in a neighborhood close to the clinician's work facility.
How does housing work?
Med Travelers is pleased to provide standard housing as a helpful alternative to receiving lodging per diem. If you elect to receive provided housing, our team of territory experts will work diligently to find you safe, clean, quality accommodations within a reasonable commute time of your facility.
I don't need Med Travelers to provide my housing. Do you offer an allowance?
Yes. If you arrange and pay for your own housing, you will receive a monthly housing stipend or subsidy. The subsidy varies by position and assignment location.