The question of whether to continue working as a clinical physician after you transition to a nonclinical job largely depends on your personal goals. Here we discuss 7 reasons why you should continue clinical work.
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Administrative jobs for physicians in a healthcare delivery setting can be a great fit for those transitioning from clinical jobs, whether due to a non-compete agreement or just wanting to make a change in your career.
When asked in an interview what your weaknesses are, think about what you’ve recently learned, what you’ve gotten better at, and what you’ve been spending a lot of time reading about. Those could all be considered weaknesses that you’ve been working to overcome.
Though some states permit physicians to put their license in inactive status, there are associated fees and other restrictions. You may be better off keeping your license active.
In a well-run laboratory with strong staff and good leadership, these tasks can often be accomplished with minimal, intermittent work on the part of the lab director. Many labs don’t need a full-time director to accomplish the job, which is why there are frequently part-time opportunities for physicians.
Years of experience can be difficult to quantify for physicians, since we have so much training during which we’re technically practicing medicine and gaining experience in the field. Moreover, for those with a career that has involved some combination of patient care, research, administrative work, or other responsibilities, your total years of professional experience will surpass your years of experience in any one of these job areas. So how do you tell if you meet the “years of experience” requirement for a position?
Jobs in medical writing are a terrific gig for healthcare professionals, both as a career and as supplemental freelance work. Rates for writing jobs cover an extensive range, which can make it difficult to propose a rate to a new client. In general, for almost any contracting work as a medical professional, I recommend charging a set rate per project.
Pick an MBA program that looks like a good fit for you and your schedule. Reputation should play a role, but not be the deciding factor. Consider changing jobs, and then getting an MBA, if your employer would sponsor you.