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Allied Destinations April 21, 2022

By Jennifer Larson, contributor

The Best Locations for Travel Medical Laboratory Jobs

Where would you like to work and live? Have you ever wanted to visit the West Coast, the Great Lakes Region, or the Deep South? Whether you prefer urban, suburban or rural settings, you can find plenty of travel medical laboratory jobs across the country, allowing you to choose your favorite assignment location.

In fact, opportunities abound for clinical lab professionals in the following disciplines:

  • Medical laboratory technicians
  • Medical technologists/clinical laboratory scientist
  • Lab assistants
  • Phlebotomists
  • Histologists
  • Cath lab techs
  • And more.

Your lab skills are in demand, providing the chance to earn an excellent salary and benefits (free housing, anyone?). Plus, these short-term travel jobs can help you learn new best practices and enhance your resume.

But let’s be honest: the travel part is more than half the fun! There are so many places to explore and things to do when you’re not working, and our Club Staffing recruiters report that some states have more opportunities than others. So check out this list of best states for travel medical laboratory professionals and envision yourself enjoying some of these activities.

7 Top States for Travel Medical Lab Professionals: What to Do

California

  • See for yourself just how enormous redwood trees really are when you visit Muir Woods National Monument, just north of San Francisco.
  • The USS Midway was the longest-serving naval aircraft carrier in the 20th century, and you can explore its tunnels and decks (and the aircraft it houses, too) when you visit the USS Midway Museum in San Diego.
  • Explore California’s world-famous wine country by taking a ride in style on the Napa Valley Wine Train.

Michigan

  • You will be amazed at the beautiful beaches along Lake Michigan when you visit Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Be sure to fit in a tour of the South Manitou Island Lighthouse while you’re there so you can take in the gorgeous views.
  • If you’re eager to visit Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, consider a trip to the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore on the south shore of Lake Superior. Here’s a hint of what to look forward to: sandstone cliffs and shipwrecks. (Or in the winter: snowshoeing and snowmobiling).

Georgia

  • If you’ve never been to Savannah, make time to go. Don’t miss the iconic Bonaventure Cemetery that stretches beside the Wilmington River. Explore the shops and restaurants along River Street and visit Forsyth Park, the largest park in the historic district.
  • Callaway Resort and Gardens in Pine Mountain, Georgia, is one of the most beautiful botanical gardens in a state filled with lovely gardens. A few more reasons to visit: golfing, zip-lining, hiking, birds of prey shows (yes, really), and hundreds of butterflies floating through the Cecil B. Day Butterfly Center.

Virginia

  • Created by the three towns of Jamestown, Yorktown, and Williamsburg, Virginia’s Historic Triangle gives history buffs the chance to visit sites like the first permanent English settlement in the New World, the Yorktown Battlefield from the American Revolution, and Colonial Williamsburg.
  • The Blue Ridge Mountains are calling you, and you must go. Plan a visit to Shenandoah National Park, and take a leisurely drive along Skyline Drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Florida

  • Art lovers, be sure to visit the Dalí Museum in St. Petersburg, a spectacular building in its own right that celebrates the life and art created by innovative Spanish artist Salvador Dalí.
  • Got your head in the clouds? Visit Kennedy Space Center in central Florida and learn all about the history of the U.S. space program, including the Apollo Moon Landing, and gaze upon an actual space shuttle, the Atlantis.

Texas

  • The National Parks Service describes Big Bend National Park in southwest Texas as a “hiker’s paradise.” What are you waiting for? Lace up those hiking boots and grab your backpack!
  • Houston is the fourth-largest city in the United States, and as you might expect, it is home to a lot of museums. A few to check out: the Houston Museum of Natural Science, Space Center Houston, the Lone Star Flight Museum, the Houston Museum of African American Culture, and (get ready for this), the National Museum of Funeral History.

Washington

  • When you think of Seattle, you probably think of the iconic Space Needle and the bustling Pike Place Market. Those are great places to visit, but consider adding the Ballard Locks, a national historic site and the busiest locking system in the nation, to your list, too. During the summertime, you can watch Pacific salmon passing through the series of locks on their way upriver to spawn.
  • One of the best reasons to visit Washington State (other than to take a great travel assignment) is to visit Snoqualmie Falls, the most famous waterfall in the state and a beloved natural attraction. Take a short hike on the 1.5 mile Snoqualmie Falls Trail and prepare to be impressed.

Club Staffing has thousands of travel assignments for medical laboratory professionals and other allied health specialists across the U.S., and our experienced team is ready to support you through every step of the process.

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