The duties and responsibilities as a physician are expanding rapidly with a troubling trend showing decreased job satisfaction and compensation. There are quite a few non-clinical opportunities for doctors who have a background and experience in the medical and healthcare industry.
Non-clinical skills are the attitudes, habits, and qualities that make a physician a well-rounded professional. There are certain non-clinical competencies for physicians in the healthcare setting that can help them serve their patients better and make an unenviable and uncomfortable situation easier.
Scope creep is a term used to describe the tendency for a project’s requirements to increase throughout the duration of the project. This can be mitigated and prevented in physician consulting jobs.
I’ve had side gigs in medical writing, education, clinical work, consulting, and more. Here is how I found these opportunities and what I thought of them.
Physician independent contractor tax deductions can really add up. If you have income from a side gig, don’t miss out on them! Here are 10 that you might qualify for.
Figuring out how to make extra money as a resident physician doesn’t need to be an added source of stress in your life. Here are some great clinical and nonclinical options.
Here are five non-clinical, work-on-your-own-terms areas of medical writing where clinicians are more or less always in-demand. They are generally desirable positions and can be quite competitive. However, if you’ve got what it takes, you can land one of these roles just about any time you want.
How to review a physician independent contractor agreement? The Physician contract review checklist.
Side jobs and non-employed part-time positions often require a physician independent contractor agreement to be signed. This article discusses the purpose of its components, how to effectively review it, and what to check for before signing.
A lot of healthcare professionals want more flexibility and autonomy in their work. Many want an extra source of income. Others are exhausted by clinical work and want different ways to use their medical knowledge. Medical writing is exactly what many of these folks are looking for. But medical writing jobs for physicians come in many flavors. This article aims to sum up what you need to know about finding the best freelance jobs for your skills and interests.
Is your full-time job holding you back from starting a side hustle? Don’t let it! Many healthcare professionals simultaneously do both – and excel at both. Striking a balance early on in a side gig can be essential in taking your hustle to the point that it could be your main source of income. Here are 5 tips on how to balance a side hustle with a full time job.
A B2B business involves you, as your own small company, making a transaction with another business instead of with an individual consumer. One of the best parts of starting a service-based business is that the barriers to entry are very low. Physicians have a great breadth and depth of knowledge that is an excellent foundation for services tangentially related to healthcare, but without the red tape and regulation of opening a medical practice.
Building a personal brand is especially important for entrepreneurial physicians and those with non-traditional careers or their own businesses.
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.
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.
Many jobs in medicine bring on the question of physician employee vs independent contractor. For those working as consultants or with alternative work arrangements, it’s important to understand the differences between various work arrangements.
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.