2019 National Surgical Technologists Week: Top States for Travel SurgTech Jobs
This week September 15-21 gives national recognition to Surgical Technologists across the country. This special week-long acknowledgement was founded in 1984 by the Association of Surgical Technologists’ Board of Directors. Today, there are more than 80,000 surgical techs in the U.S. Thank you to every surgical tech for all you!
Celebrating its 50th anniversary, the Association of Surgical Technologists is hosting a “Surg Tech Superhero” contest this month that allows people to nominate someone in the profession for a chance to win prizes. Nominations close Sept. 30, 2019. See for more details here.
In honor of National Surgical Technologists Week, here’s a look at top states for travel Surgical Tech positions in the U.S. This data is based from the Travel Certified Surgical Tech Pay Rankings and Cost of Living by State Report, the StaffDNA Job Board and other current trends in the travel healthcare industry.
Whether travelers are looking for a small town feel or a bustling city life, Wisconsin has something for everyone. While the winters may be harsh, the state makes up for it in affordability, low crime rates and close-knit communities. Certified Surgical Tech travel assignments are paying up to $1,800/week, which is very competitive in today’s market. Popular areas such as Madison, Appleton, Wausau and Milwaukee suburbs have several CST specialties open in anticipation for a busy fall and winter.
Click here to view CST jobs in Wisconsin.
Home of the Country Music Hall of Fame, Elvis Presley’s hometown and Dollywood, there are several reasons why Tennessee is a great place to travel. Chattanooga, TN has a Surgical First Assistant job paying nearly $3,000/week, which has made recent appearances on the weekly highest-paying jobs list. Facilities in Nashville and Cleveland, TN are also popular destinations with several high-paying Surg Tech openings.
Click here to view CST jobs in Tennessee.
If looking for Southern Charm, South Carolina has Surgical Tech openings across the state paying up to $1,500/week. While this may be lower than other featured states, the lower average cost per living rating and diverse landscapes make the state desirable for travelers. The most in-demand specialty in South Carolina right now is for Cardiovascular Operating Room Techs followed by Sterile Processing Techs.
Click here to view CST jobs in South Carolina.
For Surgical Techs specializing in areas than other cardiovascular, Georgia could be a good choice. Other specialties such as ENDO, Sterile Processing and general OR have openings in several areas of state. From the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains to the lively city of Atlanta, healthcare travelers can enjoy multiple activities year-round.
Click here to view CST jobs in Georgia.
While the average cost of living and weekly rents may be higher here, Oregon has so much to offer travelers, including several Surgical Technician positions. Whether interested in a large, high-traffic trauma center in downtown Portland or smaller facilities outside of the metro areas, the StaffDNA job board has openings paying up to $1,500 weekly right now.
Click here to view CST jobs in Oregon.
These are just snapshots of states with high-paying opportunities for Surgical Techs looking to travel. Browse all locations and pay packages here.
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