The medical field has been booming industry for years now and it’s expected to continue to grow at a record pace.
I see it myself it when I’m out running errands. There are new medical facilities popping up all over the city. And that’s great news for anyone who works in this industry.
If you do a job search in the medical profession you’ll get a whole lot of listings to read through.
But it’s not only in-office jobs that are available now. If you have experience in the medical field, you can also enjoy the perks of working from home.
And I’m not just talking about transcription jobs either.
3 Ways To Make Money From Home In The Medical Field
There are three ways to make money from home in the medical field. You can work from home as a nurse, as a billing and coding clerk, or yep – you guessed it, as a transcriptionist.
You might be wondering what can a nurse do from home. How can he or she help a patient without physically being there? I know, I had the same questions. The answer to that is simple – technology.
Technology has opened up the opportunity for nurses to take their hands-on skills and experience and work from the comfort of their own homes. As you’re about to find out, medical transcriptionist are not the only ones in demand with medical experience and now nurses are trading in the long hours and scrubs for jeans and a t-shirt and sitting on their couch helping patients.
The first image I get of a nurse is someone taking a temperature reading or monitoring blood pressure, a more hands on type of responsibilities we would naturally associate nurses with. So what types of jobs can a nurse do from home?
There are three types of nurses that can help a patient without physically being in a doctor’s office or hospital, that’s a triage nurse, home-care nurse and case manager.
Here’s a little about what they do.
As a Triage Nurse, nurses will receive inbound calls for non-emergency situations. After a series of questions and assessments, the nurse will determine whether medical attention is needed and make a recommendation to the patient.
A Home-Care Nurse provides assistance to patients who prefer to receive medical care at home such as dialysis. They also administer medication and make necessary assessments for continued patient care.
A Case-Manager will be have a patient list and will be responsible for knowing their medical history, medication, diagnosis and prognosis, as well as tend to non-life threatening situations.
Work-from-Home Opportunities In The Medical Field For Nurses
Here are some sites to check out to find work-from-home opportunities. Good luck!
For Case Management Jobs:
Molina Healthcare (use telephonic in keyword)
Telehealth & Telephone Triage Jobs:
Medical Billing and Coding
Back in 1990, I worked in a doctor’s office as a billing and coding clerk. At that time, the doctor hadn’t transferred his patient’s records to a computer so there was a lot paperwork involved.
But that’s not the case today. Just about everything is done online and now billing and coding clerks can work from the comfort of their own home.
If you have experience and certified are a certified billing and coder, here is a list of places to find work-from-home jobs. Some of these jobs may require you live in the state where they’re located so be sure to read the job description carefully.
If you’d like to get information on becoming getting a billing and coding certification, visit the AAPC website for a course schedule.
At-Home transcription jobs have been around for some time now. If you have excellent typing and listening skills you already meet some of the requirements.
You’ll need a computer, internet connection, a foot pedal and transcription software. Some companies will provide a foot pedal and software to you while others might ask you to purchase it.
Keep in mind these companies are looking for experienced transcriptionists with at least two years experience and be certified. If you’re interested in medical transcription training and certification check out these sites for information:
AHDI (Association for Healthcare Documentation and Integrity)
AHIMA (American Health Information Management Association)
TCI (Transcription Certification Institute)
You can also check out my post 25 Online Transcription Companies That Lets You Work From Home for more transcription companies.
More Remote Job Opportunities
Well, that’s all I have for now. I’ll keep this post updated with any new at-home jobs in the medical field.