Healthcare is a very demanding field, and if you’ve worked in it all your life, you may feel like it’s time for you to try something new. One of the great things about being an experienced healthcare professional is that you can use the experience and expertise you’ve gathered throughout your career to start a new one. You could choose to stay in a field closely related to healthcare, or one where you can use some of your acquired and natural qualities. Let’s take a look at some great secondary career options for senior healthcare workers.
Becoming a Foster Parent
If you’ve worked with children all of your career or have a background in psychology, becoming a foster parent could help you fill up your nest if your kids are gone and give a child a new lease on life. Good foster parents are hard to find, and your foster children will thank you and remember you for giving them a safe place to call home at a time when they were most vulnerable.
Some people have described becoming foster parents as a blessing and it could be your calling. You could also get paid well for it. If you want to know how much you can expect to make, we suggest you contact a few agencies where you are and ask about the fostering allowance. You should also learn the differences between how fostering allowance and employee revenue are affected by the tax, and some of the benefits you could claim.
Starting a Health and Wellness App
Tech will play a central role in healthcare in the next coming year, and things like telehealth will become more mainstream. This could be a prime opportunity for you. There are so many opportunities in the health and wellness niche, and if you have a good idea and work with the right team, you could be very successful with your own app. All you have to do is make sure that you do your research and see if there’s actual demand for the type of app you want to build. Then, check the competition and look at their business model, and build the best app that you can by emphasizing on good user experience.
Start an eCommerce Store
You could also start an eCommerce store either aimed at general customers or people in healthcare. You could sell nice scrubs, for instance, or sell a line of supplements. All you would need is a supplier who can ship the items directly to your clients and a Shopify account.
Become a Consultant
Consulting is another great option for senior healthcare workers who like to monetize their expertise. You could be a nurse consultant, for instance, or work on the administrative side. This could allow you to set your hours, help transform whole organizations, and travel the globe.
If you’ve given the field your all and you’re ready for a career outside of direct care, these are all options that you can try. Look at them all in detail and look at what you’ll need to do to get into those positions.
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