Non-medical careers for doctors to avoid burnouts!
With burnout on the rise, many physicians are choosing to leave clinical medicine for alternative careers. Other physicians are wondering if it’s worth it to stay in a workforce that does not pull for the well being of their frontline workers.

Gone are the days where physicians stay stuck suffering in a practice or career that is no longer fulfilling or worse, is causing burnout. The more enlightened physicians look at all of their options. They ask themselves what their ideal career is? Then, they create it. Some physicians choose to stay and practise medicine (this is a good thing as we need to keep soldiers in the field).

If you are considering using your MD for another purpose besides patient care, here are your options. Note that for many of these are options, you do not have to quit your day job in order to be profitable and successful in the non-clinical realm.

- Writing

There are several ways to earn income as a writer. Most physicians automatically think of publishing a book. This is but one option that allows for earning income. There are opportunities to be a paid blog writer, test question contributor, and medical freelance writer. There are a plethora of resources on how to make the transition to a successful medical writer. One need to simply search them online.

- Onlіnе learning/marketing

Many physicians are becoming savvy and making their way into the online business world. There are several options including the online learning industry, virtual summits, webinars and even self-published and private label rights (PLR) book sales.

- Consulting

To many physicians, medical expertise is frequently sought-after by pharmaceutical companies and biotech companies when they are creating, testing and investigating new products. If you are someone who has always loved research, this may be a pathway of your interest. Consider leveraging your pharmaceutical and device reps to find potential opportunities with companies of interest. You likely have more influence than you know.

- Exреrt wіtnеѕѕ

While we hope it will never be us, doctors are sued all the time. Whether defending a physician who is not liable or providing testimony for a physician who clearly is liable, this is an area where physicians can create a non-medical career utilising their clinical expertise. Additionally, expert witnesses can make a decent income without having to work 60-80 hours a week.

- Public speaking and live events

If you are someone who loves to speak, train and be on stage, utilising your medical degree to educate the masses may be the pathway for you. Physicians can earn a significant living speaking for conferences, hospital organisations and societies, and corporations on various health and medical topics.

Explore non-medical careers like Virtual medicine, Physician сoaching, Television or radio personality and more:
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I have made a successful career in healthcare writing. I can offer guidance and support to those who are interested.
Aug 26, 2018Like