Working with a laboratory staffing agency can change the course and cadence of your job search. Whether you’re pursuing travel opportunities or prefer temporary, contract-to-perm or permanent positions, a competent PA recruiter can save you time, energy, and stress. This is especially helpful in a turbulent economy when grossing professionals may find it more challenging to source and land open jobs on their own. Most importantly, the right recruiter can also help you zero in on the right lab type based on your specific preferences for the best final placement fit.
PA and HT/HTL Job Seekers Quickly Realize That Not All Lab Staffing Agencies are Created Alike
When beginning the job search with a professional staffing agency, pathologists’ assistants and histotechs quickly realize that not all grossing lab recruiters are created alike. Finding an agency that offers a well-established network of lab leaders and hiring managers is important. However, pathologists’ assistants and histotechs should consider more than access to client contacts when choosing a partner to help find their next grossing opportunity.
Look for a Lab Staffing Agency That Has Hands-On Lab Experience
Finding a lab staffing recruiter with hands-on lab experience can significantly impact your entire job search. Working with an ASCP-certified pathologists’ assistant recruiter offers several advantages to your job search. A recruiter who has also worked as a grossing professional has unparalleled industry insight into what matters most to job seekers. They can leverage their firsthand experience to find a seamless final hiring fit that suits your specific needs, preferences, and lifestyles.
A Competent Lab Staffing Agency Puts You in the Driver’s Seat
One of the most critical factors to look for when vetting a recruiter is to zero in on an agency that empowers you to be in charge of your search. While an experienced laboratory recruiter will offer industry insight and expertise based on your skillset and experience levels, they should recognize that your preferences influence the entire process. A leading recruiter will develop a customized search for you based on your specific lab type, location, required hours, and start date. They will also work with you to find the right hiring model, including options for contract, contract-to-perm, and permanent placements.
A Leading Recruiting Agency Will Manage All the Details
A qualified agency ensures you’re in charge of the job search. However, they will take charge of all the details. Housing, onboarding, pre-start details; your chosen partner should manage as many of the placement logistics as possible, equipping you with what’s needed for a successful start.
Find an Agency That Believes in No Force Fits, Zero Pressure
A good lab staffing agency will never pressure you. Your recruiter should partner with you to answer questions and provide as much information as possible while sourcing your next grossing opportunity. However, you should never feel obligated to apply for a position that doesn’t fit your experience levels, doesn’t meet your career expectations, or you’re simply not interested in pursuing.
Additionally, a reputable lab staffing agency recognizes that scheduling flexibility is one of the biggest perks of working travel pathologists’ assistant and histotech jobs. Your chosen agency should always respect your need for time off between placements. In fact, a reputable agency will actually recommend taking a one week break at the end of longer engagements to ensure job seekers can practice self-care and avoid potential burnout.
Contact Nicklas Medical Staffing Today
Nicklas Medical Staffing is the only lab staffing agency owned and operated by a former practicing pathologists’ assistant. Contact our recruiting team today to hear more. Or, download our Travel Pathologists' Assistant & Histotech Salary Calculator to learn more about earning potential on your next contract.