Are you an entrepreneur? Do you have any experience working in a start-up company? When I graduated from MIT, many of my colleagues went to work in a small start-up. Of course, most of them were computer scientists or software engineers, but some of them were also mechanical and chemical engineers. The advantage of working in a start-up is that you get exposed to many different responsibilities simultaneously. You get to wear "many different hats." So, if you like to get involved in many different aspects of a company, then you'll enjoy the energy and excitement that's often associated with a start-up. Thinking about starting your own company? Make sure you recruit the right type of people who can help you get things off the ground.
Dr. Joseph Kim is the founder of NonClinicalJobs.com, an independent website owned and operated by Dr. Kim. He is also the President of MCM Education, a professional medical education and publishing company that develops continuing medical education (CME) activities in joint sponsorship with medical universities, hospitals, and medical associations. Dr. Kim is a digital entrepreneur and technologist who has a passion for health information technology, mobile health, and social media. He frequently speaks at conferences about non-clinical careers for physicians, continuing medical education, mobile health technology, and social media in medicine. Dr. Kim holds a bachelor of science in engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a doctorate of medicine from the University of Arkansas College of Medicine, and a master of public health from the University of Massachusetts Amherst School of Public Health.