Whether you’re trying to supplement your current income or want to make it a full-time gig, know that you as a healthcare worker are in a great position to start a business. You may have knowledge and expertise that could be very valuable in certain areas and that people will be more than happy to pay you for. Many healthcare professionals decide to start their own business every year, and if you want to start one, here are some great ideas that you can try.
Start a Home Medical Equipment Business
Recently, the world quickly found out how important yet scarce medical supplies are. As an HME business, you will be responsible for making sure that people who are getting home care have all the important supplies that they need. One of the great things about this model is that you can build and operate it from home. It’s also something you can start on a limited budget.
One thing that will be very important is that you find a great supplier and strategic partner. There are services available that can help you with both. For example, Revsuppliance is a resupply platform and supplier that will help you keep track of your patient’s medical equipment needs, stay on top of inventory, and ship equipment directly to your patients on a schedule. All you have to do is build a clientele and services like these can handle all the heavy lifting for you.
Medical Transcription Business
The role of a medical transcriptionist is to transcribe nurses’, doctors’, and other medical personnel’s voice notes in a written format. While voice recognition tools have come a long way and are very useful, a human eye is still needed to review and edit transcripts to ensure they’re correct.
Build an App
Building an app could be another great way to turn your expertise into a business. You could go with something related to your specialization. If you’re a physical therapist, you could look at rehab apps, or maybe you could build a fitness app for people suffering from different conditions.
There are tons of possibilities for apps, and if you think building one is intimidating, know that there are plenty of great developers that can build one for you at a reasonable price. You can find them on freelancer sites such as Hired and Toptal, or even through colleges. The most important part in your search is to look at their experience and make sure that you have good communication so that information can move as freely and clearly as possible.
Drug Rehab Center
The opioid epidemic has been ravaging the United States lately. The number of overdoses increased by nearly 5% from 2018 to 2019 and over 70% of all overdoses in 2019 had to do with opioids. Starting a rehab clinic could be a way to get into a field where there will be significant demand in the next few years and where you can make a true difference in people’s lives.
These are just a few examples of great business ideas that you could try as a healthcare professional. We suggest that you consider all of them and see where your skills and expertise would help you the most.