Work From Home Careers in Healthcare

According to the Department of Labor (DOL), healthcare was one of the largest industries in the year 2008, providing 14.3 million jobs.*1 Furthermore, the sector is projected to add another 3.2 million new jobs until 2018. *2

If you are planning to start a work at home career, then healthcare is one field worth considering. Not only is the vertical brimming with jobs that offer the flexibility to telecommute, but also most of these opportunities don’t require extensive schooling. In fact, it’s possible to start a lot of healthcare home-based jobs with a vocational training program at a career school or college.

Here are some potential healthcare careers for stay at home moms, retired folk, working professionals looking for a side career, or just about anyone keen to spend less time on road traveling to work and more time with their family.

Medical Transcription: Those familiar with the healthcare industry would know that medical transcription has been around for a while. However, the profession has evolved a great deal over the years from the time manual typewriters were used by medical transcriptionists (MTs) to transcribe doctor dictations to now when most of them use top of the line, cutting-edge laptop computers to do the job.

Post-secondary training programs in medical transcription may provide candidates the skillset for this job. Such medical transcriptionist courses are available at career schools and colleges and many of them are self-paced online programs.

Voluntary certifications are offered to MTs by the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity(AHDI) upon meeting certain requirements.

Medical Billing & Coding: It’s one of the allied healthcare professions projected to grow at a much faster than average rate over the next few years, according to the DOL. To become a medical billing and coding specialist, one needs to be good with numbers as the job involves assigning standardized codes to various clinical procedures and using these codified documents for the billing process.

Medical coders and billers can perform their job independently from home and require only limited interaction with healthcare providers and health insurance companies.

Aspirants can gain the skills for this job through a vocational training program in medical billing and coding. Alternatively, Associate degrees in fields like Allied Health or Medical Specialties may also provide the required proficiencies to those keen to have some college experience.

Medical Writing: If you have decent writing skills and some clinical experience, freelance healthcare writing can prove to be an extremely lucrative work-at-home career. It will allow you to let your creative juices flow and provide an outlet to the writer in you. At the same time, you will be able to make more than decent money for it. According to payscale.com, freelance writers in the healthcare industry can earn up to $50 in hourly wages.3

There are plenty of avenues that medical writers or communicators can write for including textbooks, journals, white papers, websites, marketing collateral, etc. Joining organizations like the American Medical Writers Association (AMWA) may help healthcare writers find freelance assignments.

Telephone Triage: This is a popular work at home profession amongst registered nurses (RNs). It involves RNs offering clinical advice to patients over the telephone. They listen to the symptoms that patients describe and use their clinical knowledge to provide a medical assessment.

Since telephone triage services are mostly offered by RNs, the training requirements for the job are the same as that of a registered nurse – a two-year or four-year college degree or a hospital-administered nursing diploma. Experience in nursing practice may also be necessary to become a telephone triage nurse.

Virtual Medical Assistant: The job of a medical assistant involves performing administrative tasks at a healthcare center. This includes scheduling appointments, maintaining patient records, following up on insurance claims, and a range of other paperwork. A lot of these tasks can be handled virtually from a remote location and may prove more cost-effective, especially for small employers. That’s why many independent physicians are trending towards hiring virtual assistants. It helps them trim their office staff and tighten their budgets.

Skills for this job can be acquired through a medical assistant training program from a career school or a two-year college degree.

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Juicing or Drugs? Mmmm, Let Me Think!

Juicing recipes for juicers is a far cry from Drugs, Drugs, Drugs and more Drugs, legal or otherwise. The “juicing” drugs hand-out is just that, a hand-out which quickly turns into an addiction. It seems drug manufacturers advertise more than the politicians do in an election year, and that’s saying something. If you watch the advertising you can easily conclude, there must be a drug for just about everything under the sun – and, they all come with side affects.

Have you noticed how many drugs are advertised? Why are we doing this to ourselves? Actually, it’s not hard to understand, just follow the money, but why do we buy into that mindset? Because we want something now and we want it quickly?! Fix me and fix me now! Is that the reason? If so do I have a solution?!?!

What if we returned to fresh fruits and vegetables? Even better, what if we gave ourselves the best possible nutrition available which comes from juicing recipes for juicers? I know… no fat or sugar and my taste buds demand other things – or have the media and advertising “done us in”, yet again? Have we become addicted?

Let’s get our independent thinking back and take control of our own body, of our own health. We give power away much too quickly. When we think about it we know fresh fruits and fresh vegetables have got to be the healthiest diet we can imagine. Yeh, sure, I like a good steak just as much as the other guy! But, we’ve cut back on those things we once thought we had to have and focused on what our bodies need most, and want those not-so-good-for-us things a lot less. We’ve found our bodies want more of the good-for-us things than the old junk stuff, and we’re feeling a lot better for it.

I’m not saying juice and raw foods only but the more you have those good juicing recipes the less you want of other things. Start small and go from there… but start. Build to a place where raw foods, eaten and juiced, make up the majority of your diet.

Juicing recipes for juicers speaks to a lifestyle but we all have to start somewhere on the road to recovery. I’m not sure you will ever be able to throw your drugs away but I would really be surprised if you could not cut them dramatically within 3 months, probably less than 3 months, on the basis of testimonies we’ve heard. Actually, if you listen, your body will tell you when to cut back and how much. Oh, you may need your doctor to help regulate your needs but just remember who’s hiring who. In fact we do advocate your physicians input.

But why juice? Why would drinking fresh juice have such a positive effect on your system? Look at what you are placing into your juicer. Look deep into the makeup of those fruits and vegetables. In one glass, you’re combining the essential vitamins, minerals, amino acids, essential fatty acids, enzymes, and herbs that these items contain. You’re reducing them into an easily accessible drink that’s absorbed into your body within minutes, bypassing your digestive system. That’s gotta be good for ya!

It’s not just ordinary juice. Its fresh juice packed with every ingredient researchers, nutritionists, dieticians and doctors say is necessary to slow the aging process and promote a vibrant life. Good for you? Proper juicing is much better than most drugs. You can’t find anything better!!!

Here’s to Your Healthy Juicing Recipes For Juicers,
Joe & Shirley Voutour

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