Job Duos That Can Pad Your Wallet

There are some careers in medicine that offer you the opportunity to work a "duo" of jobs to earn extra income and get more exposure and experience in your given field.

Though the prospects of working two pretty hard jobs aren't great for some for others it is a boon that helps keep them financially afloat and focused on their work. Let's take a look at a few jobs that offer "duos" for you to earn more money...

Athletic Trainers tend to work with Athletes on teams and in some kind of regimented setting with the same teams on a daily basis. Basically, you get hired by a college or professional team to help their players stay injury-free and you help players who have been injured to rehab their injuries. However, you could also go to work for an Orthopedic Surgeon or work in a Therapy center where you are just seeing patients routinely and helping out anyone who comes in. In this way you have two very different jobs. On one hand you are working in a "team environment" where you're around the same people all the time and you can also work in an "office environment" that is more structured and a little less hectic.

Speech-Language Pathologists usually work in schools with children who have speech or swallowing problems. Pretty much every school in every school system in the universe has a Speech Therapist on staff, but there are other places for Speech Therapists to work...If you're doing this kind of work you could also work for an ENT (Ear, Nose, Throat) Doctor handling their patients who have speech or swallowing problems. Basically, you can get a good job and benefits through the school system you work for and then you can go off to a Doctor's office and get out of the hectic-pace of a school for a while and earn some extra cash.

Audiologists can do the same thing as Speech Therapists. If you're an Audiologist your primary job is going to be at an ENT's office where you deal with folks who have hearing and ear issues. However, outside of the office you could also run a cottage business selling and fitting hearing aides to a client base that you built yourself. Pretty nice deal, huh?

Finally, Oral Surgeons don't seem like folks who would fit on this list, but they most certainly do. Since Oral Surgeons go to the same Dental School that Dentists go to they can do all the same things a General Dentist can do...they just do Surgery AS WELL. If you're an Oral Surgeon and you wanted to pump up your client base it would be pretty easy to have a "Surgery" branch of your practice and a "Dentistry" branch of your practice where you are providing both services and probably increasing your client base exponentially (especially since you can refer patients to...yourself!)

So, when you're looking into a job in medicine remember that many of these folks are doing more than one job and are quite happy with it (and the extra income) but you have to search around to find that second or third job. Enjoy your new career (or two or three.)

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  • Athletic Trainers
    Salary: $39,640
    Job Prospects: B
    Education After HS: 6 years
    # Employed: 15,070
    Part Time: 38%
  • Speech-Language Pathologists
    Salary: $62,930
    Job Prospects: A+
    Education After HS: 7 years
    # Employed: 107,340
    Part Time: 28%
  • Audiologists
    Salary: $62,030
    Job Prospects: B-
    Education After HS: 8 years
    # Employed: 12,480
    Part Time: 13%
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
    Salary: $180,420
    Job Prospects: B
    Education After HS: 11 years
    # Employed: 4,760
    Part Time: 23%
  • Dentists, General
    Salary: $142,870
    Job Prospects: B
    Education After HS: 8 years
    # Employed: 85,910
    Part Time: 17%

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