Out of Work Due to COVID-19? Here are 5 No Experience Healthcare Jobs.


COVID-19 has quickly ground many industries to a halt—the restaurant, entertainment, and transportation industries, to name a few—and hundreds of thousands of people have found themselves out of work as a result.

Healthcare, however, is hiring and will continue to hire, given the strain placed upon the industry by the outbreak. So, if you find yourself in need of employment, healthcare may be a field you’ll want to consider, even if your experience is limited or unrelated.

Here are five positions in the healthcare sector that do not require experience, if you want to get your foot in the door.

Home Health Aide

What You Would Do: Home health aides handle the housekeeping, laundry, shopping, meal preparation, and other daily essentials for patients who are incapable of doing so for themselves. They also assist patients with bathing, dressing, and grooming.
What You Need: High school diploma or equivalent
What You Would Make: $24,060 per year on average

Patients Services Representative

What You Would Do: Patient services representatives are essential front office personnel, who schedule patient appointments, verify insurance benefits, make reminder calls, and take messages for physicians and other providers. They also greet patients and collect co-pays in the office, though many offices are switching to telehealth at the moment, so duties may be reduced.
What You Need: High school diploma or equivalent
What You Would Make: $32,398 per year on average

Medical Secretary

What You Would Do: Medical secretaries preform secretarial duties, including scheduling appointments, billing patients, and compiling and recording medical charts, reports, and correspondence. Use of specific knowledge of medical terminology and hospital, clinic, or laboratory procedures may be helpful, but not required.
What You Need: High school diploma or equivalent, postsecondary certificate
What You Would Make: $37,090 per year on average

Medical Biller

What You Would Do: A medical biller is a liaison between a physician’s office and insurance companies to ensure payment for services rendered, as well as dealing directly with patients to collect their portion owed. Their work also includes updating patient data, developing payment plans, and preparing invoices.
What You Need: High school diploma or equivalent, postsecondary certificate
What You Would Make: $38,780 per year on average

Sales Representative

What You Would Do: Medical sales representatives are responsible for promoting and selling medical products and services to hospitals, clinics, doctors’ offices, and healthcare professionals. Items they may sell include medications, prescription drugs, and medical equipment and devices.
What You Need: High school diploma or equivalent
What You Would Make: $92,698 per year on average

Disclaimer: The viewpoint expressed in this article is the opinion of the author and is not necessarily the viewpoint of the owners or employees at Healthcare Staffing Innovations, LLC.

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