If you’re looking for a way to make extra money, but don’t want to leave the comfort of your home, look no further than the medical field.
There are many medical work-from-home jobs available post-pandemic. They vary in terms of the level of training required and can be taken as full-time or part-time positions.
This article takes a look at 10 of the best medical jobs that you can do from home, listing approximate rates, and links on where and how to get started.
Best Medical Work From Home Jobs
Nursing is a great career path for people who like to work with people and care for others. Thanks to tech, and the growing need for care, remote nursing is growing.
The job of a nurse requires strong problem-solving skills, as well as the ability to work with other healthcare professionals to provide quality patient care. Nurses must be able to communicate effectively with patients and their families, as they often play an important role in helping them through difficult situations such as recovering from an illness or injury.
Common remote nursing positions include those in case management, call center nurse, telephone triage (more on this later), and nurse education.
Remote nurse salaries range from $60,000-$115,000 in the US.
To qualify for most positions, you can take online RN-to-BSN programs or apply for roles as a BSN directly.
2. Medical Transcriptionist
This career requires less than a year of training, and once you’re qualified, it’s easy to work remotely.
You’ll transcribe audio recordings of medical notes into written form for doctors, hospitals, and other healthcare organizations.
You need to have a good knowledge of English and medical terminology to do well in the job, but the average hourly salary for a transcriptionist works out at about $15 per hour.
You can get started by taking online courses with certification. A simple Google search will show a ton of options.
3. Medical Coder
Medical coders specialize in assigning codes to healthcare servic provisions so they can be billed properly by insurance companies or government agencies.
The medical coding industry deals with numbers, so you need to be good at math if you want to succeed here.
It’s also important that you have good communication skills as they will be working closely with other coders and physicians during their shift.
To get started in the field it’s best to get AAPC or CCS certifications (these can be done online). Depending on the course, these can run anywhere between 4-15 months typically.
On average, medical coders make around $55,000 annually.
4. Medical Biller
Medical billing specialists handle all aspects of processing health care claims for their clients. They need to be familiar with all types of medical billing practices and insurance policies, procedures and regulations so they can properly submit claims for reimbursement.
This position requires good computer skills, and the ability to communication clearly with patients remotely at their homes or with clinics or hospitals.
Medical billers make around $21 per hour. Those at the top of their career earn their credentials through the AAPC and have to pass the CPC exam.
Training can take anywhere between 9-18 months.
5. Medical Writer
Medical writers work closely with doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals who need help creating written materials that are easy to understand but convey important messages.
People looking to work in this career must be proficient at technical writing and have the ability to translate complex information.
Science and health backgrounds are advantageous when it comes to top earning and finding high-paying clients.
Some writers may also be involved in marketing or business development activities related to their industry.
Although there are plenty of online courses that can help you train and perfect your skills, credentials aren’t required to find work as a medical writer. Building a strong portfolio of work is the best way to get started.
The average base salary for a medical writer is about $67,000.
6. Remote Physician
A remote physician is a doctor who practices medicine remotely from their own home. They can work from anywhere, connecting through their phone, tablet, or PC.
The advantage of working as a remote physician is that it allows you to take care of your patients wherever they are located. Even across states or countries.
Pay can be as high as $94 per hour in the field, and projections for growth in the sector indicate that’s likely to rise.
Of course, you’ll need full board certification to qualify (13 years minimum education).
Teladoc is one of the major employers of remote physicians, we talk about them in this article; The Teladoc Business Model – How Does Teladoc Work?
Remote pharmacists are highly skilled professionals who make sure that patients receive the right medication for their health needs.
Digital pharmacists work from anywhere helping to check prescriptions and drug dosage instructions, and giving advice on nutrition, drug interactions, and side effects. They can also play important roles in pharmaceutical or biotech companies, applying their knowledge and expertise.
There are a growing number of employers of remote pharmacists but GoodRX, CVS Health, and PipelineRX are among some of the biggest.
Obviously, you’ll need a pharmacy degree to be considered for any of these roles but you can expect hourly pay of between $55-$70.
Glassdoor is a good place to start if you’re interested in remote pharmacy positions.
Related: Highest Paying Pharmacy Jobs
8. Telephone Triage Nurse
A telephone triage nurse is responsible for answering telephone calls from patients who need immediate medical attention and helping them get through to the appropriate department.
Similar to remote physicians, most of these positions are filled by telehealth companies.
To be considered, it’s recommended to further your nursing education by taking a CE course (running anywhere between 5-10 hours). You’ll need to be a registered nurse first.
Pay typically falls between $68,000 and $86,000.
9. Medical Call Center Representative
Medical call center representatives are employed by various companies that deal with health care services, such as insurance companies and hospitals.
Their job involves working with patients and doctors over the phone and can be a good fit for people who have basic computer and good customer service skills.
Entry-level roles are available that require no training or certification. The salary range typically falls between $30,000 and $40,000.
You will also be required to have good typing skills as well as good organizational skills because you will be dealing with thousands of patients each day. For that reason, state-specific courses can help.
10. Health recruitment
As a health recruiter, you’ll be responsible for finding jobs for medical professionals. You will also be the go-to person when employers need help recruiting new hires or when they want to make promotions.
This role, again, requires no certification or prior training and offers entry-level positions.
Average US salaries work out to around $60,000. Job searches can start with any online job platform; including indeed.com, glassdoor, etc.
Born and raised in the UK, Will went into medicine late (31) after a career in journalism. He’s into football (soccer), learned Spanish after 5 years in Spain, and has had his work published all over the web. Read more.