Top 12 secondary incomes for doctors

April 18, 2016

If you are looking for extra income in today’s ever changing-and money grabbing-healthcare industry, there are several options for physicians.We recently asked our audience if they received a secondary income outside their practice or employer to find out the most popular secondary incomes they took advantage of for themselves.

 

 

If you are looking for extra income in today’s ever changing-and money grabbing-healthcare industry, there are several options for physicians.

We recently asked our audience if they received a secondary income outside their practice or employer to find out the most popular secondary incomes they took advantage of for themselves.

Read on to find out which source topped the list.

 

*The Medical Economics Physician Report gives an exclusive look at the financial state of primary care practices in the United States, providing physician readers with perspective on how their fellow physicians confront the challenges of a fast-changing healthcare system.

Now in its 87th year, the latest edition of the physician report explores a number of topics important to primary care physicians, including data pertaining to annual income, the financial state of medical practices, productivity and patient volume, malpractice costs and more. In the days preceding publication of the full study results on April 25, Medical Economics will preview some results of the survey as web-exclusive content.

 

12. Telemedicine 1%

 

 

 

11. Military 2%

 

 

 

10. Clinical trials 3%

 

 

 

9. Preceptor 4%

 

 

 

9. Locum tenens assignments 4%

 

 

 

8. Urgent care 5%

 

 

 

7. Hospice 7%

 

 

 

6. Speaking 9%

 

 

 

6. Nursing home 9%

 

 

 

5. Teaching 11%

 

 

 

4. Expert witness 12%

 

 

 

3. Non-medical work 13%

 

 

3. Clinical work 13%

 

 

 

2. Other medical work 19%

 

 

 

1. Consulting 23%

 

About the survey

Data for the 87th Annual Medical Economics Physician Report was collected on behalf of Medical Economics by Readex Research via online survey in October 2015. The survey was closed with 2,439 responses. Qualifying for the final tabulation were the 2,065 respondents who indicated they are actively practicing medicine. The margin of error for percentages based on 2,065 qualified responses is 2.1 percentage points at the 95% confidence level. Percentages calculated on smaller tabulation bases-for examples, primary field or age-are subject to greater statistical variability. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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