10 Ways to Work from Home in the Medical Field

There are more opportunities out there now than ever before!

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Demand for telehealth and other virtual healthcare services has skyrocketed in the past few years, with virtual visits projected to top 1 billion in 2020. In addition to on-demand telehealth services, insurance companies, pharmacies, and hospitals have a huge demand for support, with many job roles being transitioned to home-based, virtual work. Nurses and other healthcare providers definitely make up a large percentage of these positions, but many other support roles can be done from your home office (some with minimal experience in the healthcare industry).

1. Medication Mentor

Managing medications for a chronic health condition can be challenging, especially for our aging population. Pleio GoodStart Mentors reach out to senior citizens to make sure they understand how to take their medications and have filled their prescriptions. The goal is for patients to have better disease management and quality of life through medication compliance. This job is an independent contractor role, so there aren’t any benefits, but you can set your own schedule. And, they actually prefer that you don’t have a background in nursing or pharmacy. The main requirements are empathy and basic computer skills. Learn more about becoming a Pleio GoodStart Mentor here.

2. Call Center Representative

Healthcare organizations, such as hospitals, insurance companies, and pharmacies, have a high demand for skilled call center professionals to provide quality customer service to their patients and clients. These are just a handful of the current openings:

Cancer Treatment Centers of America – currently hiring remote agents but will be transitioning to their physical location. Pay starts at $14/hour.

BroadPath – average hourly pay $14

UnitedHealthcare– average base pay $16/hour

Ciox Health – primarily answers calls regarding medical records and related inquiries. Average pay $14/hour.

3. Transcription

Most medical transcription jobs require transcription experience and/or certification. Find out how to find transcription work without having any experience here. If you have the experience, you’ll want to check out SpectraMedi, Phoenix MedCom, Amphion, SoftScript, and Ubiqus.

4. Medical Billing and Coding

Many hospitals and clinics offer a remote work option after working in their physical location for a certain length of time. If you have the experience and certification, there are many remote work options for medical billing and coding from home, including:

Amphion

Pyramid HealthCare Solutions (nice benefits package offered!)

nThrive

G2N

Conifer Health

5. Case Management

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Private hospitals and healthcare organizations hire case managers both in their physical locations, as well as remotely. According to Glassdoor.com, the typical salary for remote case managers starts around $57,000 annually, with all of the companies listed here offering benefits. Some companies require a bachelor’s degree or at least RN certification and relevant experience. Insurance companies, such as Aetna, Humana, Anthem, Cigna, AIG, and The Hartford, hire frequently for these positions.

6. Telephone Nurse Triage

Fonemed, Carenet, Anthem, United, and NurseTriage.org hire registered nurses to answer questions regarding wellness and healthcare, in addition to scheduling office visits, when needed.

Triage4Pediatrics hires RN’s with at least 5 years of experience in pediatrics and Texas licensure.

7. Clinical Research Associate

Have a university degree in life sciences and 6 months of research experience (as a study nurse, study coordinator, data management, etc.)? Covance hires Clinical Research Associates in the United States, Canada, and Europe. Covance really seems to emphasize professional development and growth through its training and mentorship programs.

8. Pharmacy Support

Both retail and private, “closed-door” pharmacies alike are hiring for customer service, pharmacy technician, and pharmacist positions. CVS and Walgreens are industry titans that hire frequently for these positions, but other companies, such as PharMerica, have numerous job openings, too.

9. Registration and Scheduling

Some registration jobs require basic customer service skills and experience, while others need various healthcare experience. Check Phoenix MedCom, DuPage Medical Group, and American Health Connection for remote opportunities.

10. Telehealth Provider

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One of the most in demand jobs in the medical field today is telemedicine. Roles vary from customer service agents and triage nurses to nurse practitioners and physicians. MDLive, Lemonaid Health, and Teladoc are just a few of the many telehealth companies needing remote workers. Teladoc customer service representatives earn an average of $18 per hour.

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