Did you know that 60 percent of the healthcare industry is made up of allied healthcare professionals? These allied professionals—techs, occupational therapists (OTs), physical therapists (PTs), and more—are fundamental to the U.S. healthcare industry and now in even more demand than ever before.
As one of these significant healthcare workers, you already know how important your role is to the health of your community. But how can you make the greatest impact and grow your career as an allied health traveler? We’re here to tell you.
Hit the books, Traveler
You may have thought that after you received your associate degree that you were done with school. Psych!
One of the best ways to advance your career as an allied health professional is earning a bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree in your specialty. Most allied health positions require at least an associate degree, but a higher-level degree can open new avenues of opportunity that you’ve never dreamed of.
Some of the top-performing allied health career paths that require only an associate degree are:
- Speech-language pathologist (SLP)
- Occupational therapist assistant (OTA)
- Physical therapy assistant (PTA)
- Rad tech
- Surgical tech
- Diagnostic medical sonographer
Once you’ve earned your bachelor’s degree, you’ll be eligible to move up in your specialty. For example, if you’re a PTA and want to be a PT, you’ll need to hit the books to earn a bachelor and doctoral degrees. If you’ve already completed your education requirements, don’t stress—there’s loads more you can do to grow your allied health travel career.
Customize your Marketplace profile
If you haven’t made one, you’re missing out. Your Fusion Marketplace traveler profile is your winning ticket to success as an allied traveler. A completed Marketplace profile acts as your professional resume so you can easily apply to multiple job opportunities across several agencies and increase your chances of hire.
Land your next travel job with ease thanks to your personalized traveler profile. Get started by adding a profile picture, personal biography, and primary specialty to your profile. Then, get down to the nitty gritty and share information on your employment experience, education and certifications, licenses, professional references, and any other supporting documents.
Take it a step further and include your job preferences when it comes to department(s), specialty(ies), city and state, shift type, and job type. Save your selections to your profile so that every time you search for a travel job, the results are already tailored to you and your career.
Narrow down job search results
It’s the pits when a job posting doesn’t give you all the info you need to confidently apply. Luckily, Fusion Marketplace reduces that barrier with enhanced transparency and job visibility because it’s important to know what you’re getting yourself into. When you narrow down your job search with Marketplace, you can see everything behind-the-scenes to learn all you need to know about a travel job. Compare postings to one another so you can be sure you apply for the best allied jobs for you.
When it comes to the ideal job, take these things into consideration:
- Placement location
- Estimated work schedule
- Pay package
- Type of healthcare facility
- Available start date
- Shift type
- Length of assignment
- Staffing company
And if the job search results are still too broad, funnel them down even more using the sort and filter function. Use these advanced search methods to browse healthcare jobs based on the category most important to you.
Take control of your healthcare career
You’re in the driver’s seat of your healthcare career, so own it. How often do you have complete control over something in life?
Take charge of your professional life and use your Fusion Marketplace profile to apply for multiple allied health jobs across the country. This streamlined job search, application, and hiring process allows you to spend less time filling out boring paperwork and more time browsing potential career opportunities so you can get to where you’re meant to be even faster—and you know how vital speed-to-placement is.
Reach the next level of your professional allied health career with less bumps in the road using Fusion Marketplace. The sooner you join this traveler-first community, the sooner you can land your dream travel job. So, what are you waiting for?