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Alternative career paths: Find your Divergent Career in Medicine

At some point along their medical career journey, some doctors may decide clinical medicine is no longer for them. Others may seek an additional challenge or wish to acquire an alternative skillset to complement their clinical practice

The reasons why vary from doctor to doctor, however, many are hesitant to leave their clinical jobs entirely. This may be due to how long their studies took and how invested they are in their career, commitment to their patients, or perhaps they’re not clear about what possibilities are available to them outside of traditional clinical roles.

The number of doctors with an interest in exploring alternative career paths is growing, especially since the pandemic. According to our research, 72% of doctors are considering Divergent Career in Medicine opportunities.

A medical degree paired with the right skills can open doors to a vast number of career opportunities. 

What alternative career paths are available to me?

“So many doctors do not realise their potential, their transferable skills, or what they can do. Very often, doctors think that they only know one particular area of medicine, when in reality, throughout the entire journey of medical school and those first few years of hospital, they've been learning problem-solving, communication, leadership, and management skills, without realising it” – Dr. Ashe Coxon, GP and Career Counsellor – Medical Career Planning.

Whether you remain in medicine or decide to pursue a career outside of medicine, the opportunities are almost endless. The following are just some of the areas which doctors can move into:


Public Health Medical Education & Coaching Health Leadership
Digital Health Corporate Medicine Medical Law
Telehealth Pharmaceuticals Management Consultancy
Health Informatics & Technology Medical Journalism Aviation Medicine
Medical Finance Career Coaching Civil Service
Complementary Medicine Clinical Research Forensic Medical Examiner
Health Economics Lifestyle Medicine Travel Medicine
  Maritime Medicine Occupational Medicine


It is worth noting that if you wish to remain in medicine, you will still need to be registered with AHPRA and meet professional development and indemnity. 

Healthcare professionals possess so many skills, many of which are transferrable across numerous roles and industries. However, before you decide to pursue a Divergent Career, there are several things to take into consideration such as your skills, your personal situation, interests, training courses available, and so on. But not to worry, we’re here to help! Why not check out some top tips from our experts.

If you are interested in pursuing a Divergent Career in Medicine, get in touch with Melissa today for a free 30-minute consultation to discuss your options.


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General Practice, GP Telehealth, Divergent Careers - Telehealth General Practitioner Any location - Remotely , NSW, Australia Immediate 65% of billings Apply

Great new GP telehealth opportunity !

Interested in assisting with Workcover medical assessments via Telehealth ?

Duration: Flexible
Conditions: We are currently seeking a General Practitioner (FRACGP) to undertake work cover and IMC assessments via Video consultation.

Hours: 0900-1700 (AEST) – Monday – Friday (Ideally 2 days per week)

Technical Requirements: Access to a computer with microphone, web camera and stable broadband internet connection is essential.
Credentials: FRACGP & Current Registration with AHPRA.

Applicants must be an Australian Citizen / Permenant Resident
Job ID: J107375
Contact Melissa Welsh on +61 2 8353 9000 or email
General Practice, GP Telehealth, Divergent Careers - Telehealth General Practitioner Sydney , NSW, Australia Immediate 65% of billings Apply

General Practitioner – Earn up to $10k+ a week - whilst working from home!

Are you interested in a flexible position you can undertake from home? If so Telehealth could be the ideal position for you.

Duration: Ongoing
Conditions: Work for a well-respected virtual General Practice utilising their state-of-the-art technology platform to provide patients with a swift, accessible, and comprehensive service any time, any place.

Dates: Ongoing needs - Full time or part time available (ideally a 3 month plus commitment)
Hours: Flexible, and minimum 2 days per week commitment preferred
Payment: 65% of billings with earning potential of $10K + per week (full-time).
• Confidential Health care advice to patients via an online video call
• Full range of private consults plus Workcover assessments and follow ups.
• Providing Medical & Workcover Certificates where applicable
Platform: User friendly, GP created, telehealth platform which is fully established and linked with Best Practice software. Full training will be provided on the use of the system and WorkCover aspects if required.
Credentials: Essential Criteria:
Practitioners to be FRACGP and based in Australia at time of consultation with their own medical Indemnity.
Job ID: J106229
Contact Melissa Welsh on +61 2 8353 9000 or email
Psych - Child/Adolescent, Psych - Community, Psych - Consultation Liaison, Psych - Drug & Alcohol, Psych - Dual Diagnosis, Psych - Forensic, Psych - General Adult, Psych - Indigenous, Psych - Intellectual Disability, Psych - Neuropsychiatry, Psych - Old Age, Psych - Perinatal, Psych - Psychotherapy, Psych - Rehab, Divergent Careers, Psych - Telehealth, Divergent Careers - Telehealth Consultant / Specialist, Divergent Careers Adelaide, SA, Australia Immediate $250 per hour Apply

Interested in locuming around Australia from your own Practice or Office?

Are you interested in a flexible position you can undertake from home? If so Telehealth could be the ideal position for you. We have an exciting telehealth opportunity for Psychiatrist.

Duration: ongoing
Conditions: Hours:
Hours are generally flexible for blocks of 2-3+ hours per clinic 0830-1700 Monday – Friday, there may also be some weekend opportunities depending on individual clients.

Technical Requirements:
Access to reliable broadband internet and a suitable computer with web-camera and microphone are essential for any Telehealth positions.

Essential Criteria:
To be successful in applying for Telehealth positions you must hold Fellowship in your specialty and specialist registration with the Medical Board of Australia. Applicants must also be an Australian or New Zealand Citizen or Australian Permanent Resident.

Are you interested in developing your skills through Telehealth ? – Apply today!
Credentials: Credentialled by Wavelength and Client
Job ID: J110622
Contact Melissa Welsh on +61 2 8353 9000 or email