Physicians with an interest in serving as a type of public safety officer, protecting the public from drugs that could be potentially harmful, may find a career in pharmacovigilance very satisfying.
Physicians or medical professionals in clinical trial and drug development often work in conjunction with a host of other professionals including PhD researchers, marketers, chemists, pharmacists, and others to ensure that drugs in clinical trials that will soon come to market are safe and efficacious.
Physicians who have worked in academic research, written clinical guidelines, or worked in quality improvement at their institutions may enjoy working in scientific and regulatory writing conveying safety, regulatory, and clinical summary information.
Medical communications can be a rewarding career for healthcare providers who are natural born communicators seeking a way to combine a love of medical science with a gift for writing and consulting.
If you feel that a traditional job in medicine doesn’t feed you need for creativity, a medical illustrator career or other job within the medical arts may be a great fit.
Medical journalism careers involve communicating health information and news to the general public, and can include a variety of industries.
For those seeking a change in pace from the rigors of patient care, but who like the intellectual stimulation and teaching aspect of medicine, may enjoy positions in health and medical education.
Those who love to give advice to others or enjoy being up in front of an audience can look into career options in coaching and public speaking. Healthcare professionals with a particular area of interest or expertise have a great background for this.
Business savvy physicians who have a general interest in influencing medicine from a more global scale may be interested in working in business consulting or practice management positions. There are a number of global firms working to improve healthcare that seek to hire physicians to serve as consultants to their clients.
Physicians with great financial management skills, an eye for the next great investment, and an interest in consulting may enjoy one of the many ways they can provide financial consulting. Venture capitalism (or another form of financial consulting) can prove to be a great move for physicians looking to make a career shift or supplement their income.