5 Reasons Your Doctor Has a Side Hustle

They may be doing clinical work outside of their specialty but well within their lane as a physician by performing insurance physicals or sports physicals. 

Whatever the side hustle, there are a handful of reasons your doctor may very well have more than one job.

Doctors are Deep in Debt

Your doctor may be working a side job simply to avoid treating their school debt like a mortgage.  

Personal Fulfillment

Many physicians have felt the calling to heal from an early age, but quite a few that came to that choice in a more roundabout way.

A Goal-Driven Nature

After a lifetime of people-pleasing and achievement, your doctor wants to accomplish something more. That’s where a side hustle can be invaluable.

Another Retirement Account

A side hustle can allow an employed physician to open another type of retirement account, such as a solo 401(k) or SEP IRA, with earnings from the extra income.

A Transition to an Encore Career

An “encore career” is a vocation finale after one’s primary career has ended.

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