Friday, July 3, 2009
Why are doctors looking for non-clinical jobs?
Some doctors are looking for some non-clinical freelance work because they need supplemental income. Others are changing careers because they are burned out. Some are forced to find non-clinical work because of a variety of reasons. Others wish to explore the non-clinical arena to see what types of opportunities are available. Is the grass really greener on the other side?
What are your reasons for finding a non-clinical job? Are you looking for something part-time? A full-time career transition? Supplemental income? Moonlighting? A "backup plan" in case you end up hating clinical medicine?
These are interesting questions and over the next several months I'll be writing about various examples that outline why physicians and other healthcare professionals are looking for non-clinical jobs. I'm also still working on my new book and my goal is to get that out by the end of 2009. Let's see if that ends up happening.