6 Steps to Becoming a Med Tech in the U.S. with Universal Staffing and Conexus MedStaff

June 09, 2022  |  Unistaff Content Team

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Opportunities for Med Techs to develop their careers in the U.S. 


The United States continues to face staffing shortages in hospitals and laboratories across all states. According to the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of med techs* is projected to grow 11 percent from 2020 to 2030, faster than the average for all occupations. 

About 25,900 openings for med techs* are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire. The median annual wage for med techs* was $57,800 in May 2021.

Hospitals and laboratories are now hiring internationally educated medical technologists to try and ease these shortages. 

Now is the perfect time for Filipino med techs to make their dreams of working in the U.S. a reality. That is exactly what Universal Staffing and Conexus MedStaff can help with. 

Combining their expertise and years of experience in recruitment, deployment and immigration in the U.S., Filipinos can benefit from their guidance and support every step of the way. The application process can be quite intimidating with several steps and requirements especially for first time applicants. There is a lot of work to be done but they will definitely get the help they need to succeed. All aspiring OFWs can rest assured that at any point in the process, they will have teams from Universal Staffing and Conexus Medstaff to rely on. 

Comprehensive Benefits & Pay

Med Techs in the U.S. are well compensated for the excellent job they do. Here’s a list of the benefits they receive:

General Benefits:

  • Green Card sponsorship with full Immigration Support 
  • Medical, Dental, Vision insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Short and long term disability insurance 
  • Licensure reimbursement
  • 401K Retirement plan with Employer match
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • ASCPi Bonus
  • Referral Bonus
  • Conexus Orientation Pay
  • Professional development with free CEU (Continuing education units) 

Deployment & Orientation:

  • Transportation to the U.S. 
  • Accommodation assistance in the U.S. for the first 30 days 
  • Award-winning “U.S. Ready Program” – Clinical Educators will help them prepare for their successful personal and professional transition 


  • Full time employment based on a 36-hour week (3 x 12 hours)
  • Base pay rate up to 40-hours per week
  • Over-time calculated at 1.5 x base pay rate (counts towards productive hours)
  • Other wages include: Night & Weekend Differential, On Call, Call Back, Holiday  
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Conexus MedStaff & Universal Staffing help med techs thrive in their U.S. careers


With the help of Conexus MedStaff and Universal Staffing, here are the 6 steps to becoming a medical technologist in the U.S.:

Step 1: Recruitment & Employment Agreement

The first stage includes putting together all the necessary requirements and submitting an application. Once the educational, clinical and professional hiring requirements are met, interested applicants attend The Conexus MedStaff Community Talk. One-on-one conversations with a member of the recruitment team will help guide them along the way. Selected applicants will receive their offer (Employment Agreement) and once it is signed, they move forward to the next stage. 

Step 2: Credentialing

During this stage, candidates will submit all required documents. Including the biographic page of their passport, ASCPi Certification, diploma, and educational transcripts. If applicable to them, they can also submit their Visa Screen and proof of IELTS.

Step 3: Immigration

The Immigration Stage involves several steps. Thanks to the expert guidance of the Conexus MedStaff team, candidates will receive detailed information on requirements. And they can get all the help they need to make sure they can successfully pass their interview.

H1B Visa Process:

  • Submit all required documents
  • Conexus registers MTs in the H1B Visa Lottery (March)
  • H1B Visa lottery results (April-August)
  • Conexus MedStaff files H1B petition*
  • Petition is approved
  • Embassy interview is scheduled
  • Conexus MedStaff team helps prepare the candidate for Embassy Interview
  • Attend Embassy Interview

Green Card EB3 Process:

  • Program Electronic Review Management or PERM Process 
  • Conexus MedStaff starts the immigration process by submitting I-140*
  • I-140 Petition is processed and approved
  • Priority Date is captured
  • Conexus MedStaff Initiates the Visa Screen
  • Complete NVC documents
  • Embassy Interview is scheduled
  • Conexus MedStaff team helps prepare the candidate for Embassy Interview
  • Attend Embassy Interview

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Step 4: Pre-Deployment

The Conexus MedStaff Onboarding team will start preparing candidates for deployment by giving them information about their assignment location. They will also help the candidates by gaining an understanding of what's important for them and their family.

In this stage, candidates will also go through Conexus MedStaff’s award-winning “U.S. Ready Program.” It is designed to provide educational and practical information to help candidates with their transition into a new workplace, living environment and community.  

Stage 5: Deployment

The Conexus MedStaff’s Onboarding team members are dedicated to help facilitate a seamless transition for candidates and their families to the U.S. They do their very best to make the candidates feel welcomed and well-taken care of. During the Deployment stage, they will organize, book and pay for their transportation to the U.S., their airport pickup and their hotel on arrival. Their accommodation is fully paid for the first 30 days and they will help them to secure an apartment that meets their family’s needs. They will also introduce them to members of their new community and help them form connections. 

Stage 6: Start of U.S. Assignment

This stage marks the beginning of candidates’ new life. The Conexus MedStaff team will help them ease into their new jobs and adjust in their new workplace. Prior to starting their assignment, the Engagement Manager will introduce them to their manager at the facility. They will receive their schedule, First Day Instructions and scrub colors. Being in a completely new environment might feel overwhelming. That’s why the Conexus MedStaff team will provide ongoing support in every aspect of adjustment to a new life. 

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Filipino healthcare professionals become part of a community in the U.S.

What are the requirements?

Med Techs are encouraged to apply and submit documents as early as possible. By submitting early, processing can begin immediately.  Here are the requirements for med techs:

Education: Bachelor's degree from an accredited educational institution in Medical Laboratory Science, Biological Science, or Chemistry

Minimum years of experience: 1 year

Experience: Currently working as a Medical Technologist

Specialty: Generalist (Must rotate to at least 4 sections of the lab and include Microbiology and/or Chemistry)

Other requirements: Having an ASCPi Certification is an advantage*

*Preferred but not strictly required to qualify for interview

If applicable: 

  • Visa Screen
  • Proof of IELTS

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Frequently Asked Questions - Employment Agreement

Here are some answers to the most Frequently Asked Questions, to help all aspiring U.S.  med techs to better understand the Employment Agreement:

What is the duration of my contract with Conexus MedStaff?

Your contract term is for 36 months which includes client orientation, all hours worked and overtime. Paid Time Off (PTO) hours count towards the contract term however Leave of Absence (LOA) will not count towards the contract term and will extend the contract.

Who will sponsor my immigration process?

Conexus MedStaff as your employer will sponsor and cover the costs of your immigration process.

Who will sponsor my family’s immigration process?

Conexus MedStaff will add your spouse and children to your immigrant petition if you are legally married, and your children are under the age of 21.

How much do I need to pay?

Conexus MedStaff will not charge you a placement fee or completion fee. The way you “repay” for its investment is by completing your 6,000-hour contract term.

Does Conexus MedStaff offer health insurance?

Yes! As part of your comprehensive benefits, you and your family are eligible for health insurance.

Can I leave the country while I’m on contract with Conexus MedStaff?

Of course! As long as your Paid Time Off (PTO) request is approved by your unit manager, you can use your PTO to leave the country to visit family and friends.

There is No Better Time Than Now

The staffing shortage in the U.S. is not ending anytime soon. And with the ever increasing demand for internationally educated medical professionals, now is absolutely the best time to start applying to jobs in the U.S. 

Are you thinking about putting together an application? But maybe you have some doubts or perhaps you have questions about what is required. Our recruitment officers are always ready to help. Email us at inquiries@unistaff.us and they will reply to you shortly. 

If you’re ready to apply, click on the “Apply Now” button below to create your application profile and get started. 

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