Medical Jobs in Non-Profit Organizations:
There are hundreds of non-profit organizations and companies hiring medical professionals. According to Joanne Fritz, About.com's Guide to Non-profits
, non-profit organizations are those that have been formed to achieve a mission or promote a cause, not for commercial gain or profit.
Non-profit organizations related to healthcare may include:
A few examples of non-profit foundations and companies hiring clinical and non-clinical medical professionals:
Variety of Jobs Available:
In addition to nurses and doctors and other clinicians, non-profits also hire fund-raisers, event planners, educators, and a variety of administrative and executive roles.
What's to Like about Medical Jobs in Non-profit Organizations:
People who work in healthcare generally enjoy helping people, and that is probably even more true of health professionals who work at non-profits, where "working for a cause" is the mission and culture of the organization.
If you have a passion or driving force that is represented by an advocacy group or professional association, wouldn't it be great to get paid to fight for a cause?
What's Not to Like:
Fundraising is always a constant concern for non-profits, and in tough times, it can impact your career. Some of the larger, more established non-profits are very well-funded, and therefore they remain strong even in a weak economy. However, non-profits typically run on limited budgets, so the long-term financial potential and job stability can be limited as well.