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How To Make Extra Income As A Doctor

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    Almost everyone would want some means of making extra cash.

    It comes with an increased sense of financial security and a lot of times, this means of extra income is usually a hobby which means that you get to make money and also have fun while doing it.

    For doctors however, this may not be as straightforward as just closing from work by 4 p.m. and dedicating the rest of the time to your hobby.

    A doctor's schedule is one of the most erratic out there, what with several calls in a month, unforeseen emergencies, as well as unplanned late working, the average doctor does not have the time to think about or plan how they can make extra income.

    This does not have to be the case for you however, and the source of income doesn't necessarily have to be in a completely different area.

    Your medical skills alone can give you multiple streams of income if you know how to use them.

    So what are some of the job options available to the medic? They include:
    • Medical legal advisor
    • Medical information specialist
    • Medical insurance representative
    • Pharmaceutical representative
    • Medical researcher
    • Medical transcription
    • Medical photography
    • Medical education
    • Medical writing
    I'm going to focus on medical writing in this article, but before doing this i want to advise doctors to register in websites offering paid surveys as this is the easiest way to make money online, companies are interested in your insights and opinion this is why they pay for you to answer few questions, best websites that offer paid surveys for doctors are FacMedicine and SERMO.

    As a medical doctor and writer, a lot of opportunities are opened up to you, and having a degree in medicine gives you an edge over non-medical writers in the field.
    Some of these opportunities include:

    Technical/ Scientific writing
    You can write for professionals who are otherwise too busy, or lack the skills required to gather their research materials into written work. This is a form of ghostwriting. You could also write for various medical and health professional associations.

    Regulatory writing
    This is done for pharmaceutical companies and medical device-manufacturing companies who continue to come up with new drugs or devices that need to pass clinical trials and tests which have to be in line with existing standards and regulations. That is where the medical writer comes.

    Journalism
    If you are interested in, and always have an eye out for the latest trends in the field, you would be a good fit for this. Here you write about results of clinical trials, interesting findings about diseases, press releases, etc.
    You could do this via the media: newspapers, magazines,Tv/radio stations, and internet companies.

    Blog writing
    This is fast becoming a must-have for most people who want to tap into the vast opportunities presented by the internet today and doctors are not excluded.
    You can be contracted to write content for health/medical blogs or you could go right ahead and start one yourself if you have the time and what it takes.
    Having a Blog of your own presents its own opportunities of further income generation via products advertisements and sales, affiliate marketing, subscriptions, etc.

    Fiction writing
    If you have a knack for creative writing, you could develop this skill and write stories, or books that are centred around medical science. This is a great way of generating extra income in a passive way.

    Freelancing
    You could decide to put up your skills and expertise for hire on freelancing sites like Flexjobs, Freelancer.com, Upwork, etc. There are so many of them out there and they work in different ways so find the one that suits you best.

    As an experienced and highly educated medical writer, you can earn up to $10,000 a year or more.
    If you have an eye for detail and are good with words, you could also be a medical editor and work on editing medical texts, materials, journal articles, etc.

    If you have a passion for writing and are looking to explore that further, you could visit the official website of the American Medical Writers Association which is currently the leading medical writing association.

    They have a lot of resources and materials that would help polish your skills and properly guide you into the field of medical writing.

    Read Also:

    For Doctors: How to make money online

    9 Non medical careers for doctors

    Paid surveys the underrated revenue stream for doctors

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