Career transitions and business endeavors can be an incredibly fruitful thing for many physicians. But many physicians avoid them because they don’t know where to start. Here are five steps to overcome the I-don’t-know-where-to-start mental blockade.
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.
Employers don’t want to offer you a higher salary than they absolutely need to in order for you to accept a position. So some of them will try to find out what your current salary is. Sharing your salary is unlikely to help you, and highly likely to work against you when it comes to negotiating a job offer. Find out how to respond to this when you’re asked.
When asked, “What are your salary expectations?” during the application hiring process, many medical professionals feel backed into a corner. You don’t need to be forthcoming with this information. Here’s what to say instead of spitting out a number.
We’ve spent the past 20 weeks blogging about nonclinical job opportunities for physicians. Getting started down this road can be overwhelming. Many doctors feel they aren’t equipped for nonclinical roles. Here are three pieces of advice to help you navigate the nonclinical physician jobs space and set yourself up for success.
Health start-ups with a focus on technology often provide an opportunity to tackle some of the problems facing the entire industry with innovative solutions. As a result, startup and biotech jobs for physicians are increasing in number.
Physicians working in health innovation are often responsible for ensuring that health institutions are on the forefront of health advances and technologies, which currently involves the application of digital health measures to improve patient health outcomes and provider work environments.
Physicians can hold positions working for medical device companies by working in development and safety, traveling to provide training and education, and in marketing and sales of the devices to fellow health professionals.
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.