Whether you’re just beginning your career or are already a veteran vascular technologist, it’s always a good idea to look at the outlook for your profession and where the best opportunities are. Workers in many different industries have the opportunity to improve their pay by doing nothing more than moving to a new location, and that’s no different for registered vascular technologists (RVT). Take a look at the best paying states and states with the most jobs for vascular technologists.

Job Outlook for Vascular Technologists

Vascular technologists have a bright future working in an industry that’s expected to grow rapidly, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). In a group that also includes diagnostic medical sonographers and cardiovascular technologists, vascular technologist jobs are expected to increase by 24% between 2014 and 2024, which is much faster than the average for all professions. As imaging technology evolves, medical facilities will continue to use ultrasound and other less invasive procedures to diagnose patients leading to an increased need for vascular technologists.

Highest Paying States for Vascular Technologists

When looking at job opportunities, it can be helpful to know the typical salary for professionals in your field of work. In 2016, the national median registered vascular technologist salary was $64,280, according to the BLS. However, salary numbers can vary widely based on location, so it’s much more helpful to look at salaries on a state-by-state basis. With this information you can determine which salary offers are fair, and you could even decide to move to a state that offers higher wages.

Here’s a list of the states with the highest average salary for vascular technologists in 2016, according to the BLS:

  • District of Columbia – $79,150
  • Massachusetts – $76,020
  • New Jersey – $73,870
  • California – $72,910
  • Connecticut – $72,240

Salary isn’t everything when it comes to working and living in an area. Make sure you consider the cost of living in new areas if you’re considering a move. Use a cost of living calculator to help determine if a higher salary in a certain state is worth packing up and moving for. Even if you aren’t interested in chasing the highest possible wages, you may want to avoid living in a state with some of the lowest wages for your profession.

Here’s a list of the states with the lowest average salary for vascular technologists in 2016, according to the BLS:

  • West Virginia – $34,280
  • Louisiana – $41,470
  • Oklahoma – $41,640
  • Mississippi – $42,340
  • Arkansas – $43,010

States with the Most Vascular Technologist Jobs

Another important factor to consider is which states or cities have the most job opportunities. After all, it doesn’t matter if a location has higher average wages if you’re unable to find a job in the first place. As mentioned earlier, demand for registered vascular technologists is pretty high around the country, but there are still places that have more jobs than others.

Here are the states with the highest employment level of vascular technologists, according to the BLS:

  • Texas
  • Florida
  • California
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania

Traveling Vascular Technologist Jobs

There are great job opportunities available all across the country with a career as a traveling vascular technologist. Staffing agencies like LRS Healthcare help connect qualified medical professionals with some of the best hospitals in the country. Since demand for vascular technologists is so strong, there are many options for assignments. By working with LRS Healthcare, you’ll be able to find assignments in high paying areas, plus you’ll be given a housing stipend that will offset high cost cities.

Even though demand for registered vascular technologists is high on a national level, some cities may still be difficult job markets. Since LRS Healthcare has a large network of hospitals to work with, we can help you find a job in the city you most want to live in.

As a traveling vascular technologist with LRS Healthcare, you’ll have the option to work all around the country in some of the best hospitals. Plus, you’ll earn a tax-free housing stipend and have the ability to earn additional bonuses, increasing your overall pay. Learn more about travel vascular technologist jobs with LRS Healthcare today!