I think that you have a great chance of getting a CRA position as long as you are willing to move. I can certainly agree that your location is scarring companies away. I would look into Seattle, San Diego , san francisco and Austin areas. Typically your first CRA job will require you are not traveling.
My suggestions include:
- don't use search engines, apply directly on the companys website
- get leads and references from the CRAs that go to your site
- re write your resume to read more like a CRA job seeker, not someone who excelled at the site. Emphasize the things that you have done that a monitor would do.
Right now, the market is really flooded with CRA job seekers, but you CRC and therapeutic experience is very valuable! You already have what it takes, you just need to be in the right place at the right time.