While most nursing jobs are place based, there are a growing number in telehealth—the practice of delivering health-related services by way of telecommunication technology—and other fields that can be done from a home office. The majority of the jobs listed below are for RNs, but some hire LPNs.
- Medical call center agent
- Case management
- Legal nurse consultant
- Health care recruiter
- Project manager
- Nurse manager
- Online teacher
- Health IT/Nursing informatics specialist
For more details on qualifications, see this profile of types of work-at-home nursing jobs for RNs and LPNs.
See list of work-at-home nursing jobs.
Fast and accurate typing skills and familiarity with medical terms is what it takes to land a medical transcription job. While there are certification and training programs for medical transcriptionists, these are not absolutely required to land a job in this field. That said, whenever you want to work at home in a position that is often done in an office--as is the case with medical transcription--you may be required to have more than the minimum qualifications. So, certification and experience can help you land a work at home medical transcriptions job.
See list of medical transcription jobs.
03Medical Coding and Billing
Work-at-home medical billing and coding jobs are very often the bait in work-at-home scams, so you have to be careful when looking for these jobs. Typically you need on-site experience and in some cases, particularly coding, formal training and/or certification before working at home. (However, online training is another avenue for scammers. See more about online education for medical billing.) Insurance companies hire medical coders and billers as do companies that outsource these jobs for medical offices.
See a list of medical coding jobs and more about medical billing jobs.
04Call Center Jobs
Physicians who want to work from home will most likely find part-time, supplemental positions, though there are some full-time telecommuting jobs for doctors. Physicians can use their experience and degree to find jobs teaching online, reviewing or writing medical content, or even practicing online. Insurance and research companies hire physicians for a variety of nonclinical positions, which may allow telecommuting.
See list of work-at-home positions for doctors.
06Medical Illustrators, Writers and Editors
Writers and editors often work from home on a freelance and occasionally employment basis, and those in the medical field are no exception. These medical jobs from home require both good writing skills and specialized knowledge in the medical field. Nurses, researchers, and physicians often make the transition from clinical and onsite work to medical writers. Physicians might sit on an editorial board or work as an editorial adviser, reviewing the writing of others for medical accuracy.
People with backgrounds in general writing and editing can also be hired in specialized medical editing or writing jobs, but typically this is done in-house and not on a freelance basis. Once experienced as medical writers, these professionals may choose to cultivate a freelance, at-home career.
Medical illustrators very often work on a contract basis from home. Medical illustrators typically gain the needed knowledge of medicine and anatomy and art skills through specialized education.
The vast majority of pharmacists work onsite, usually in a retail or clinical setting. There are a few companies that let pharmacist review and enter online prescriptions from home, but usually after transitioning from an onsite position. Insurance companies may hire pharmacists to oversee RX benefits programs, and these jobs may allow telecommuting. Pharmacists can also use their medical knowledge to break into other medical jobs from home that don’t usually require a pharmacy degree or licensure, such as medical writing or transcription. However, they are unlikely to pay as well.
Medical Jobs From Home
Home-based jobs for nurses, doctors, writers, transcriptionists and more
While most medical jobs are on site, the number and types of medical jobs from home are expanding. Some types of nursing jobs (RN and sometimes LPN), in particular, are often telecommuted, but there are many more options in the medical field. Review these brief outlines of work-at-home medical jobs then click on the links for more information.