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This is a space designed to help medical professionals find work-from-home jobs.

Employers and job boards use all kinds of ambiguous terminology to advertise their remote positions. I created this website as a hub for all the work-from-home healthcare jobs I find around the internet, where I transform the sea of keywords into easily searchable tags that increase the efficiency of finding and advertising remote positions.

Remote work has the potential to boost quality of life and productivity for healthcare professionals everywhere, taking us one step closer to attaining the mysterious concept of work-life balance. I am biased, but I think this is the future!



How do I find remote jobs in the healthcare field?

Using this site, duh! ? No, really. I have designed this website to make this process so much easier for us!

Start on the home page and browse away! Search by your specialty, state, job title, whatever! The less specifications selected, the more options you’ll see.

I find these jobs in the deepest crevices of the internet, but obviously I can’t find everything. After browsing this site, I suggest searching all the major job boards using a variety of keywords.


ALWAYS use something to indicate your specialty
  • Nursing
    • nurse, RN, ADN, BSN, nursing, LPN, LVN, MSN, (Insert credentials)
  • NP and PA
    • nurse practitioner, NP, physician assistant, PA, PA-C, FNP, ARNP, APRN, NP, advanced practice nurse, (Insert credentials), mid-level, midlevel
  • Mental Health
    • counselor, therapist, psychologist, social work, LCSW, LMFT, LPC, (Insert credentials), behavior, behavioral health, psychiatric, mental health
  • Allied Health
    • medical record, chart review, chart, billing, audit/auditor, coding/coder, scheduler, abstractor, HIM, (insert credential here) (spell out credential here)
ALWAYS use something to indicate ‘remote’:
  • remote, telecommute, telephonic, telework, work from home, work-from-home, wfh, telehealth, virtual, teletherapy, teletherapist, telecounseling, telecounselor

LOCATION (Important!):

In most of these searches, leave the location field BLANK.

Many companies are based out of a certain city/state, but they offer remote work to anyone in the country or time zone. If you only search your area, you vastly limit your search results.

You can also perform a couple of searches with JUST your state (not your city). A good portion of work-from-home jobs require specific state licenses or residence. Or, they require a short period of training in-office before you transition to home. I don’t often post these state-specific jobs on my page because I don’t want to clog up the feed with posts that most people can’t apply to but I definitely recommend you do these searches for yourself.
DO MANY SEARCHES! Unfortunately, there is no universal way that all companies post their remote jobs. Because of the inconsistencies in search terms, it is important to conduct multiple searches with multiple keywords.
  • Try ‘advanced search’ options for multiple keywords
  • Sign up for job alerts that match your criteria
  • Try Boolean logic search commands (major time saver!!!)
My last side note/inspirational quote blurb: if you do not fit the exact “requirements” of a job, consider applying anyway. This can either be an incredible waste of time or it can be the best decision you ever made. I would say that if you are at least 75% qualified, you should apply. Also, update and reorganize your resume. What have you done in your career that relates to this job? Sure, it may not have been your primary role, but even peripheral familiarity or a demonstrated interest can be enough to get you noticed. Hiring managers look through hundreds of resumes and need to get to the point, so help them see you!
Try not to disqualify yourself with your own doubts. Let them do that. That is what they get paid to do. Expect MANY rejection letters and don’t take it personal at all. There is a lot more competition than you are used to because you are often times completing with the whole country, not just your town. And they are trying to select the best resumes, not to reject the worst people so really try not to take it personal at all. It only takes 1 person to give you 1 chance. And even if that 1 job isn’t your ideal situation, it may be the stepping stone you need to advance into something better. Experience is sometimes the greatest “compensation” you can get (and this includes getting experience with that job position in-office first to become qualified for that same role remotely). Don’t let your preconceived idea of “this is what I should do” or “this is all that I could qualify for” get in the way of your (very serious) goals of working from home in your pajamas and greasy hair!

Can I work remotely and keep my children home to save on daycare costs?

Short answer: No (ish)

Long Answer:

For a vast majority of remote jobs, you will need childcare arrangements. Working remotely may, however, allow for different forms of child-care, being in-home (as long as you have a quiet, separate space) or other family members during off-hours.

Many large companies have childcare and noise requirements in their employment agreements! Whether you do your job in a hospital or in your home office, you still need to maintain a level of professionalism to clients that does not include screaming, needy babies and/or barking dogs. Think about bringing your child to your next shift at the hospital and let me know how that works out!

However, working remotely MAY offer you some flexibility in childcare, but this depends entirely on the company, working hours, and schedule.

  • You MAY be able to alter your working hours to accommodate school drop-off/pick-up.
  • You MAY be able to flex your hours to attend a daytime appointment, event, or obligation without taking PTO.
  • You MAY even be able to reduce your childcare to part-time if you can find very flexible working hours or if you have another family member available during off-hours.

To what extent you will need childcare truly depends on the job but, regardless, you WILL likely need childcare in some form, for some time, period.

Do remote jobs offer benefits?

Many do! Most of the full-time, permanent jobs I see offer benefits packages. Jobs that are 1099/contract, part-time, or prn are the ones that may not offer benefits, but this is really no different than the “outside” world.

Are there any part-time, prn, nights/weekend remote jobs?

Yes! Though not as common, I do see jobs for part time and/or after hours, including nights and weekends. The most common would be after hours telephone triage.


What are some common remote Nursing jobs?

There are MANY!

Check out my Nursing job page to explore some options.

Also join the Remote Nursing Jobs Facebook group network and learn more!

Another AWESOME resource to discover what kinds of work-at-home nursing jobs exist, and with what companies, can be found in this article from the Work at Home Woman!

Are there are remote jobs for LPNs?

Yes! I do occasionally see LPN jobs. In fact, because they are posted less often than RN jobs, I usually post every one I find.

Go check out the LPN page to see what’s available!

How does state licensing work for remote nursing jobs?

It’s complicated and the answer varies.

  • Some jobs require a specific state license.
  • Some jobs require or allow a compact license.
  • Some jobs just simply require a license, period.

If your state is part of the compact license agreement and you are hoping to land a remote job, it wouldn’t hurt to apply for this. Since there are SO many nurses competing for these jobs, any barrier can turn into an instant rejection. I wouldn’t count on applying for that state license after you get the job because you will probably never receive a call for the job to begin with. Just being honest! It’s cutthroat out there.

Are there any remote jobs in XYZ state?

Yes, yes, and yes!

With this site, I have created the option to search by state! Simply go to the home page and select “ANY” and (your state). I use the “ANY” keyword to indicate jobs that allow any state license.

If navigating outside this site, I suggest conducting searches with the location field BLANK (for the jobs that allow any state license) and also some searches with your STATE (this will allow you to see remote jobs only offered in your state). Be sure to search by BOTH methods to find the most jobs. Many jobs simply require XYZ state license or residence. Some also involve a training period on-site, typically anywhere from 2 weeks-6 months.

Are there any remote jobs for XYZ specialty?

Yes, yes, and yes!

Many opportunities are available out there. For example, NICU nurses could become NICU case managers. Mental health counselors could do teletherapy. Research nurses could become remote trial auditors. Coders can do remote coding. ED/urgent care/pediatric nurses could do telephone triage.

There are many options and the best way to get familiar with them is to browse! I suggest hovering over the “Jobs” title on the website toolbar, then hovering your specialty, and then clicking around some of the job categories.

I have only ever worked bedside. Do I need remote experience to get a remote job?

NO! The most important element in getting a remote job is having experience in that job title. Yes, having experience working remotely is nice, but it takes so much less time and cost to train someone how to work remotely than it does to train them how to do the job!
My best advice is to figure out an area you are interested in. You can get an idea about what’s out there based on the FAQ question above (click the links and browse job descriptions). Once you have identified some jobs you might like, apply to those (DUH!), but then also search for those same positions in your hospital or local town. If you can get 2-3 years of solid experience in that job position, it will be so much easier to find a remote position later.
I would definitely apply to anything you are qualified (or mostly qualified) for, but getting some solid experience in that job role will seriously help!

What certifications or educational courses do I need for remote jobs?

Most jobs are really looking for solid experience in the job role that you are applying for. For this reason, your best bet is to decide what interests you, try to find that job in your town, do that job for 2-3 years, and then look for that same job in a remote setting. You will DEFINITELY get more opportunities!

However, certifying and educating yourself can never hurt. Look into CPC credential if interested in coding jobs. There are also educational programs for learning case management and utilization review methods. These generally do not guarantee you a job or credential, but they can be personal investments in your knowledge base that may help set you apart from others.

Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants

What are some common remote NP and PA jobs?

By far, the most common NP and PA jobs are for telehealth, which is basically conducting virtual assessments with patients. The most common specialty is Psychiatric (PMHNP). There are also some opportunities for urgent care (common colds, URIs, allergies, etc.)

There are some chart review, utilization management, and prior authorization positions where you review services requested/rendered against guidelines and policy standards.

Another position particularly for NPs would be online education. Some of the online universities hire part time adjunct instructors. These usually require some experience teaching and many, but not all, require a DNP.

Check out my Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant job pages to explore some options.

Also join the Remote NP & PA Jobs Facebook group to network and learn more!

How does state licensing work for remote NP and PA jobs?

Unlike nurses, NPs and PAs do not have a “compact” license equivalent so it does make licensing a little trickier for remote jobs. Many jobs I have seen require either a certain state license or willingness to obtain those licenses. Many companies will also pay for this extra licensing.

Realistically, I don’t imagine that many NP/PA’s already have multiple state licenses in place, so it seems that companies would be aware of this and willing to work with you as you obtain their required licenses.

Mental Health Professionals

What are some common remote Mental Health jobs?

There are many!

Check out my Mental Health tag to explore some options.

Also join the Remote Mental Health Jobs Facebook group to network and learn more!

How does state licensing work for remote Mental Health jobs?

Honestly, I am still figuring this out. It seems that mental health is more specific on state licensing than other specialties when it comes to conducting license-specific work. There are less jobs that simply require “a license.” Most require a specific state license.

The upside to this is that if you have a particular state license, there will be less competition than those specialties that allow anyone across the US to apply.

The downside is that it decreases the number of job options available to you. The amount of jobs available to you increases with the amount of state licenses you hold.

Allied Health Professionals

What are some common remote Allied Health jobs?

There are many!

Check out my Allied Health job page to explore some options.

Also join the Remote Allied Health Jobs Facebook group to network and learn more!

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