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Travel Cath Lab Tech Jobs

Catheterization laboratory technicians, or cath lab techs, are allied health professionals who specialize in cardiovascular technology at medical facilities that run tests to determine heart health. Cath lab techs are a vital part of the medical team and often assist doctors with non-invasive and invasive cardiovascular procedures. They’re also among the highest paid allied health professionals. The Bureau of Labor Statistics expects employment of cardiovascular technicians to increase 5% between 2019 and 2029.

Cath Lab tech salary

Cath lab techs are also considered cardiovascular technicians, for whom the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported an average staff salary of $57,720 annually in May 2019. This figure works out to $1,110 per week and $27.75 per hour in a 40-hour work week. PayScale reported an average annual salary of $69,943 specifically for staff cardiac catheterization technologists, which breaks down to about $1,345 per week and $33.63 per hour.

Travel cath lab techs can expect to earn more than those on staff. According to 2019 NurseFly salary data, travel cath lab techs earned an average gross salary of $2,060 per week. This salary may be fully taxed, or part of it may be taxed pay and the other part untaxed stipends for meals and housing if a travel allied health professional can claim a permanent tax-home.

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Sharp Nursing Medical Staffing
Travel Cath Lab Tech
Tacoma, Washington
Sharp Nursing Medical Staffing
2 months ago
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$3,500/week
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Aureus Medical Group - Imaging
Travel Cath Lab Tech
Gary, Indiana
Aureus Medical Group - Imaging
a day ago
ARRT with IN5 x 8s BLS13 weeks Cath /IR and pacemakersPosition: TechnologistSpecialty/Modality: Cardiovascular-InterventionalLicenses/Certifications: CPR/BLS (Basic Life Support) ...
Travel
$3,016/week
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Sharp Nursing Medical Staffing
Travel Cath Lab Tech
Fresno, California
Sharp Nursing Medical Staffing
22 days ago
2-3 years exp in Cardiac Rad in a Cath Lab, arrt request ein
Travel
$3,000/week
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KPG Allied
Travel Cath Lab Tech
San Jose, California
KPG Allied
3 months ago
Travel
$2,976/week
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Cross Country Allied
Travel Cath Lab Tech
Concord, California
Cross Country Allied
16 days ago
1 year of experience, BLS and national and state certification and/or as requiredCross Country Allied is one of the largest and most recognized healthcare staffing companies. We ha ...
Travel
$2,975/week
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MedPro Healthcare Allied Staffing
Travel Cath Lab Tech
Carmichael, California
MedPro Healthcare Allied Staffing
8 hours ago
MedPro Healthcare Staffing, a Joint Commission-certified staffing agency, is seeking a quality Cath Lab Technologist for a contract with one of our top healthcare clients. Require ...
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$2,600/week
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Aureus Medical Group - Imaging
Travel Cath Lab Tech
Clinton, Maryland
Aureus Medical Group - Imaging
4 hours ago
Cath lab tech need in Maryland. 180-bed hospital. 8H days with weekday and weekend on call. ARRT, CPRPosition: TechnologistSpecialty/Modality: Cath LabLicenses/Certifications: C ...
Travel
$2,470/week
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Aureus Medical Group - Imaging
Travel Cath Lab Tech
Frederick, Maryland
Aureus Medical Group - Imaging
5 hours ago
Located in northern Maryland, this hospital offers primary care, family medicine, and a wide range of specialty services. Just a short drive from Baltimore and Washington, D.C., t ...
Travel
$2,289/week
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Fusion Medical Staffing
Travel Cath Lab Tech
Carmel, Indiana
Fusion Medical Staffing
7 hours ago
Our Story: Fusion isn't just a job; it's a lifestyle. Our actions are rooted in ensuring everyone we touch has a better life. Here, we don't just work hard and play hard every day; ...
Travel
$2,087/week
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Cross Country Allied
Travel Cath Lab Tech
Denver, Colorado
Cross Country Allied
7 hours ago
1 year of experience, BLS and national and state certification and/or as requiredCross Country Allied is one of the largest and most recognized healthcare staffing companies. We ha ...
Travel
$2,060/week
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Assured Nursing
Travel Cath Lab Tech
South Charleston, West Virginia
Assured Nursing
7 hours ago
Travel
$2,059/week
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Cross Country Allied
Travel Cath Lab Tech
San Antonio, Texas
Cross Country Allied
7 hours ago
1 year of experience, BLS and national and state certification and/or as requiredCross Country Allied is one of the largest and most recognized healthcare staffing companies. We ha ...
Travel
$2,055/week
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MedPro Healthcare Allied Staffing
Travel Cath Lab Tech
San Antonio, Texas
MedPro Healthcare Allied Staffing
8 hours ago
MedPro Healthcare Staffing, a Joint Commission-certified staffing agency, is seeking a quality Cath Lab Technologist for a contract with one of our top healthcare clients. Require ...
Travel
$2,040/week
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Cross Country Allied
Travel Cath Lab Tech
South Charleston, West Virginia
Cross Country Allied
7 hours ago
1 year of experience, BLS and national and state certification and/or as requiredCross Country Allied is one of the largest and most recognized healthcare staffing companies. We ha ...
Travel
$1,995/week
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Convergence Medical Staffing
Travel Cath Lab Tech
San Antonio, Texas
Convergence Medical Staffing
7 hours ago
Travel
$1,920/week
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MedPro Healthcare Allied Staffing
Travel Cath Lab Tech
Fort Walton Beach, Florida
MedPro Healthcare Allied Staffing
7 hours ago
MedPro Healthcare Staffing, a Joint Commission-certified staffing agency, is seeking a quality Cath Lab Technologist for a contract with one of our top healthcare clients. Require ...
Travel
$1,880/week
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Convergence Medical Staffing
Travel Cath Lab Tech
South Charleston, West Virginia
Convergence Medical Staffing
9 hours ago
Travel
$1,872/week
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MedPro Healthcare Allied Staffing
Travel Cath Lab Tech
Snellville, Georgia
MedPro Healthcare Allied Staffing
6 hours ago
MedPro Healthcare Staffing, a Joint Commission-certified staffing agency, is seeking a quality Special Procedures Tech for a contract with one of our top healthcare clients. Requi ...
Travel
$1,800/week
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Convergence Medical Staffing
Travel Cath Lab Tech
Nacogdoches, Texas
Convergence Medical Staffing
6 hours ago
Travel
$1,800/week
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KPG Allied
Travel Cath Lab Tech
San Antonio, Texas
KPG Allied
7 hours ago
Travel
$1,786/week
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What are the best agencies for Cath Lab Tech jobs?

The agencies on NurseFly that currently have the most Cath Lab Tech jobs are Med Travelers (128), Club Staffing (126), and MedPro Healthcare Allied Staffing (105).

How Much Do Cath Lab Tech Jobs Pay?

For jobs available on NurseFly as of Thursday, April 22nd 2021, the average weekly salary for a Cardiac Catheterization Technologist is $2,116, but can pay up to $3,500 per week.

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  • min - $1,280
  • avg - $2,116
  • max - $3,500

What does a Cath Lab tech do?

Cath lab techs primarily perform cardiac catheterizations, which involves threading a catheter through a patient’s blood vessel to reach the heart and determine whether blockages exist. With a cardiac catheter in place, techs can perform several tests to see how well the heart is working. Other responsibilities of a cath lab tech include:

  • Preparing patients for procedures by cleaning and shaving insertion sites

  • Operating and maintaining machines used in catheterization procedures

  • Monitoring patients’ heart rates and other vital signs

  • Providing emergency care for life-threatening reactions

  • Evaluating test results for abnormalities 

  • Reporting abnormalities to the cardiologist

In some medical facilities, cath lab techs may assist doctors with open heart surgeries and other procedures, such as angioplasty and stent or pacemaker insertions.

Where do Cath Lab techs work?

Cath lab techs primarily work in hospitals within cardiac catheter laboratories. They may also work in outpatient cardiology centers and private practice clinics, physician’s offices, and laboratories.

What skills make a good Cath Lab tech?

Proficient cath lab techs have comprehensive knowledge of heart catheterization procedures, pacemaker implantation, and human anatomy, especially the cardiovascular system. They have extensive technical skills that allow them to operate specialized medical equipment and computer programs. Their patient care and interpersonal skills give them the ability to keep patients calm and comfortable throughout their procedures. Good cath lab techs also are detail-oriented and have the communication skills to effectively explain complicated procedures in simple terms.

How to become a Travel Cath Lab Tech?

To pursue a career as a travel cath lab tech, individuals earn an Associate of Applied Science or Associate of Science degree through a cardiovascular technology program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs. It’s recommended to earn Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist credentialing through Cardiovascular Credentialing International, since employers often require certification.  Other certifications commonly required include Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support, and Cardiovascular Technician Certification. Travel positions typically require recent cath lab tech experience.

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MedPro Healthcare Allied Staffing
Travel Cath Lab Tech
Gastonia, North Carolina
MedPro Healthcare Allied Staffing
a day ago
MedPro Healthcare Staffing, a Joint Commission-certified staffing agency, is seeking a quality Cath Lab Technologist for a contract with one of our top healthcare clients. Require ...
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$2,280/week
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Assured Nursing
Travel Cath Lab Tech
Hendersonville, North Carolina
Assured Nursing
a day ago
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$2,059/week
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Fusion Medical Staffing
Travel Cath Lab Tech
Sanford, Florida
Fusion Medical Staffing
a day ago
Happy Travelers start here. Traveler-first means you get full control of your healthcare career so you can create the travel lifestyle you love (and deserve).The process to unknown ...
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$2,269/week
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Fusion Medical Staffing
Travel Cath Lab Tech
Dubuque, Iowa
Fusion Medical Staffing
a day ago
Happy Travelers start here. Traveler-first means you get full control of your healthcare career so you can create the travel lifestyle you love (and deserve).The process to unknown ...
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$2,284/week
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Assured Nursing
Travel Cath Lab Tech
Jupiter, Florida
Assured Nursing
a day ago
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$1,954/week
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Cross Country Allied
Travel Cath Lab Tech
Fresno, California
Cross Country Allied
a month ago
1 year of experience, BLS and national and state certification and/or as requiredCross Country Allied is one of the largest and most recognized healthcare staffing companies. We ha ...
Travel
$2,705/week
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MedPro Healthcare Allied Staffing
Travel Cath Lab Tech
Sanford, Florida
MedPro Healthcare Allied Staffing
a day ago
MedPro Healthcare Staffing, a Joint Commission-certified staffing agency, is seeking a quality Cath Lab Technologist for a contract with one of our top healthcare clients. Require ...
Travel
$2,240/week
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MedPro Healthcare Allied Staffing
Travel Cath Lab Tech
Dubuque, Iowa
MedPro Healthcare Allied Staffing
a day ago
MedPro Healthcare Staffing, a Joint Commission-certified staffing agency, is seeking a quality Cath Lab Technologist for a contract with one of our top healthcare clients. Require ...
Travel
$2,200/week
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MedPro Healthcare Allied Staffing
Travel Cath Lab Tech
Shreveport, Louisiana
MedPro Healthcare Allied Staffing
a day ago
MedPro Healthcare Staffing, a Joint Commission-certified staffing agency, is seeking a quality Cath Lab Technologist for a contract with one of our top healthcare clients. Require ...
Travel
$2,040/week
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MedPro Healthcare Allied Staffing
Travel Cath Lab Tech
Stockbridge, Georgia
MedPro Healthcare Allied Staffing
a day ago
MedPro Healthcare Staffing, a Joint Commission-certified staffing agency, is seeking a quality EP Tech for a contract with one of our top healthcare clients. Requirements: Curren ...
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$1,800/week
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