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10 Surprising Flexible Jobs

Make sure that your job search includes remote jobs, and find that work-life balance you’ve always dreamed of.

Some flexible jobs are a work-at-home match made in heaven (Writers, anyone?). But others seem to be more of a stretch if you’re thinking of trying to stay in your career field and work from home, too. But as telecommuting grows in popularity, former in-office only jobs are quickly transforming into remote jobs. Here are just 10 surprising flexible jobs—all with a health and/or scientific slant.

Associate Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Part-time position for doctor of veterinary medicine is available. Must have current license to provide examinations and diagnosis to animal patients, provide excellent communication to clients, and assist in paraprofessional development. $10,000 signing bonus.

Biospecimen Research Analyst

Responsible for providing technical oversight and experimental review, which could lead to discovery of genomic and proteomic signatures of cancer, on a part-time, temporary basis. Doctoral degree or 8 years' related experience required.

Ph.D. Mentor

Remote mentor will be accountable for chairing up to 10 doctoral research students per session and provide mentoring through the dissertation process and preparation for defense. Coach via telephone or online for academic discipline.


Review physician orders for drug therapy, respond to requests for drug information, and provide education on medication therapy to providers and pharmacy techs. BS in Pharmacy or a PharmD and licensure required. Hospital pharmacy experience preferred. PRN.

Pediatric Dentist

Enjoy working with children? Dental organization seeks a part-time pediatric dentist. Deliver exceptional services to clients and provide leadership to associates. Develop a treatment plan and follow it through. DDS/DMD required.

Physical Therapist

The part-time physical therapist will work a weekend schedule while supporting patients and delivering physical therapy treatment plans. Requires a degree, professional experience, and a current state license.

Medical Assistant

Hospital seeks a medical assistant to work part-time. This role deals with pediatric patients and assists medical professionals to best care for patients. Collect and record vital signs, assist in treatments, and perform lab tests. 1-2 years' experience required.

Nurse Scientist

Registered nurse with a doctorate degree, an active license, 5 years' clinical experience, and 2 years' nursing research experience needed for a part-time job. Will lead nursing research development activities, including grant proposal development.

Senior Manager of Health Professions College—Mentoring

Supervise up to 10 program managers, work collaboratively with other department leaders, oversee implementation of strategic plans, and increase student retention. Must have a master's degree in nursing; doctorate preferred. Telecommute.

Faculty, Contributing—Undergraduate Programs

A doctorate degree and prior undergraduate teaching experience is required for the part-time and virtual job. The U.S.-based job will deliver virtual courses to undergraduate students enrolled in health sciences programs.

Just because all of your previous positions had you trekking into an office doesn’t mean that you can’t find a telecommuting job in your area of expertise. So make sure that your job search includes remote jobs, and find that work-life balance you’ve always dreamed of.

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