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Q: employment ( Answered,   1 Comment )
Subject: employment
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: jrisken-ga
List Price: $10.00
Posted: 22 Apr 2002 08:54 PDT
Expires: 29 Apr 2002 08:54 PDT
Question ID: 2635
jobs for non-practicing physicians
i am looking for a career change type job-where medical licensure is not
required and where i can capitalize on my M.D. background
Subject: Re: employment
Answered By: skis4jc-ga on 22 Apr 2002 17:23 PDT
Dear jrisken,

Some jobs that might be available (without knowing more specific information 
about your training) for a non-practicing physician looking to capitalize on 
their M.D. background could include:

Teaching (College or K-12)
Bio-Pharmaceutical Research
Med/Lab Technology Director
Medical Research Supervisor
Alternative Medicine
Medical News Writer
Medical Journal Writer
Medical Policy/Lobbyist
Public Health Administrator
Biochemical Research
Medical Research Scientist
Drug Testing

Some good career websites are:
Hot Jobs
Government jobs
Bio-Tech & Pharmaceutical Jobs, News, etc.
Teaching Jobs available in the USA

Depending on your background and what you like, you may also want to try 
national or private laboratories, or volunteer organizations, the Peace Corps, 

Thank you and Good Luck!

Best Regards,
Subject: Re: employment
From: johnfrench-ga on 22 Apr 2002 13:21 PDT
Without even searching the Web, a host of opportunities come to mind, based on 
the kind of academic background you have, and the experiences you gained in 
residency and practice.

For instance, medical writers; supervisors for research projects, such as IND 
(Investigational New Drug) Applications; nosologists; hospital discharge 
abstract reviewers; and many other positions are available that require some of 
the skills learned by physicians. What are your specific skills and knowledge?

Other criteria, even more important, are your aptitudes and interests. What 
sort of work do you like? Are you good with people? Or do you enjoy independent 
lab work -- are you good with test tubes, or with a computer. 

Use the answers to these to find your career.

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