Healthcare Jobs You Can Do From Home
Healthcare Jobs You Can Do From Home
With everything going on, a lot of companies are opening up the ability and allowing the flexibility of working from home. Despite what people may think about the demands of working in the healthcare industry and the need to be present in a hospital or healthcare center everyday, healthcare now offers a multitude of opportunities for flexible working. With advancements in technology, it’s very possible to work from home. Working from home equals less time spent in traffic and you can pick the kids up from school.
Phone Triage Nurse
Lots of insurance companies and healthcare centers offer call-a-nurse services for times when patients have questions in a non-emergency capacity. They consult patients over the phone regarding treatment plans or the seriousness of medical conditions, advising them when to take their medications and if they should go to the ER or not.
As a transcriptionist, you listen to recordings taken by doctors and transcribe the notes into written documents. This job involves listening for mistakes and producing comprehensive documents. Average salary isn’t bad, sitting at $30,928.
Medical Coding and Billing
Medical billers and coders are similar to medical transcriptionists, as they are also responsible for recording patient information. But unlike transcriptionists, billers and coders act as a connection between healthcare providers, patients and insurance companies and are tasked with reading patient charts to determine medical history, including diagnoses and any treatments given to them and coordinate the billing of their insurance company. Advances in technology have allowed this to all be done from home and coders are in high demand right now for on-site and remote. The average income is around $40,000 per year.
If you’re a writer with medical or scientific knowledge, you could become a medical writer for one of the many publications belonging to healthcare and insurance companies. Medical writers are tasked with taking complex scientific information and simplifying it for readers. Your ability to do freelance work is endless.
Insurance Claims and Customer Service
If you’ve trained as an RN but are looking for something a little less in-person intensive, you could work for an insurance company in the Insurance Claims and Customer service teams as a Patient Care Advocate. Many insurance companies hire nurses to help them process insurance claims and handle their customer service over the phone or via email and online chatrooms.
Yep, I said pharmacists. One might think that they need to work in pharmacies or hospitals, but that’s simply not the case in this day and age. Many online marketplaces for medication are popping up and the demand for knowledgeable pharmacists in insurance companies is on the rise. Remote pharmacists can also consult patients from home and help them to work out how to best stick to their treatment plans or take their medication.
Healthcare needs talented recruiters to bring in top talent, especially since so many healthcare roles are in such high demand right now. This job requires working closely with HR departments and is quite often commission-based making it great for self-starters.
Consulting or Traveling Physician
This is a wonderful opportunity for any physicians that want to work from home. As a consultant, you can leverage your experience and degree to find jobs teaching online, writing and reviewing medical content, or even practicing online or over the phone. You should definitely look for roles with research or insurance companies as they both hire physicians for a variety of nonclinical positions that can be done remotely!
- Occupational Therapist
- Medical Illustrator
- Speech Language Pathologist
- Quality Management Nurse Consultant
- Legal Nurse Consultant
- Nurse Educator
- Case Manager
As you can see, there are a ton of options for exploring the possibility of remote work in the healthcare industry. It’s just a matter of finding a position that aligns with your career and your goals. Don’t let COVID-19 keep you down! What's your ideal job position? What's your plan for getting it?