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November 26, 2018

Working from Home in the Medical Field

The healthcare field is already large, and it's growing rapidly. That makes it a good choice for job seekers who are looking to start their career, change careers, or take the next step in their professional lives. If you want a job that is relatively future-proof and gives you plenty of choices on how you spend your workday, a medical job may be right for you. This is especially true now that working from home is becoming commonplace in the medical field. If you're interested in working remotely, here are a few of your best options for medical work-from-home jobs.

Remote Customer Service Jobs in the Medical Field

Most of the time, you don't need to be right in front of a customer to serve them effectively. Customer service jobs in the healthcare field are increasingly allowing employees to work from the comfort of their own homes, often as freelancers able to work at their own pace. Many insurance companies and pharmaceutical companies hire remote employees to take calls, look up information, and answer questions. If you would like to get this kind of job, you will probably need some data entry experience as well as a background in the medical field.

Medical Writing and Transcription

Maybe you have a lot of knowledge about the medical field, but you want to transition to a career that involves less hands-on work. If so, consider becoming a medical writer. There's plenty of demand for writers who understand medical concepts and medical technology. Another option is to become a medical transcriptionist, which involves transcribing voice-recorded medical reports into a digital word document. Healthcare-related institutions and businesses that need transcription include general practice offices, hospitals, medical schools, research labs, and certain pharmacies.

Billing and Coding Jobs You Can Do at Home

Are you a technical-minded, detail-oriented worker? If so, a medical billing or coding job might be ideal for you. Billing and coding professionals often work with insurance companies to submit and process medical claims. You'll need a strong understanding of everything related to medical claims and insurance to do this job well.

Virtual Care: A New Kind of Medical Technology

If you're a doctor or a nurse, consider offering your services over the internet instead of, or in addition to, treating patients in person. As video calling technology has gotten more reliable, more and more medical professionals are offering virtual visits so that patients can get medical attention faster and more easily. Conducting a virtual doctor visit does take some skill since you aren't examining a patient physically in front of you, but it can be a lucrative way to work from home while serving patients who don't feel well enough to make the trip to your office.

Working from home is quickly becoming a popular option among professionals in almost every field. And while the medical field hasn't always presented many opportunities to work remotely, that is changing as technology improves. If you're interested in an entry-level job, look for transcription or customer service work. If you have plenty of experience, a more technical job like medical writing might be to your liking. Why not look into work-from-home medical jobs that you're qualified for today? You might just find the job that's perfect for taking the next step in your career.

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