Regional Director, Hong Kong
Hello ! I am a doctor with few years of clinical experience. I heard that some insurance company hire doctors for administrative work related to medical insurance. How's the prospect in such field ? Thanks a lot!
Christopher Aukland - Career Doctor
Posted Wednesday 4th July 2012 05:56:00 PM
A number of Insurance firms do hire medically trained professionals ranging from Doctors to Physiotherapists to work within their Assessments team as Case Managers to evaluate the reasonableness of gravity of medical insurance claims. Insurance firms will hire those who hold the qualifications with no practicing experience, as well as some with professional clinical experience. This type of role is a highly niche area, so there is not a huge number of these positions available and there is little opportunity for career growth. In addition, although it can certainly be financially lucrative it does not pay at the same level as a clinical doctor. As this a constant hiring area for Insurance firms, they typically hire such positions directly through their in-house recruiting teams. Therefore, I suggest you approach health insurance companies directly to learn more about the possible opportunities.
Posted Wednesday 10th August 2011 08:08:00 PM
That's perfectly fine if you are thinking about changing fields. But apart from working in public and private hospitals I was told that there are more opportunities around, like some NGO and charitable organizations they do need Doctors on a contract basis, though it is not permanent job. If I were you I would step further because I have devoted so much time and energy to my medical field. Anyway, it's your decision. But to be honest I have not heard about insurance companies looking for doctors doing administrative work. That's a totally waste of your talent to move to do administrative work!