Not trained in medicine? You can still start a successful healthcare business

If you want to start a profitable business that genuinely helps people, then healthcare is an obvious route- but what if you’re not trained in medicine?

No need to fret, there are lots of great opportunities to create a health-related startup- and no, you don’t need to perform as a back street doctor or dentist. This fast-paced and interesting field provides tonnes of great chances for entrepreneurs to make a profit while helping others. Here are a few ideas.

Start a home care business

If you want to help others while creating jobs all while turning a profit, why not start a home care business? It’s something you can start from your own home, but if things go well the sky’s the limit- some home care businesses are now multi-million dollar companies. The trick is to hire the right staff since these will be the face of your business. Qualified, compassionate, experienced individuals mean your company can provide the very best standard of care to its clients. Thanks to modern medicine, people are living longer than ever before meaning more businesses that can look after the elderly in the winter of their life are needed.

Sell herbal medicines/ Home remedies

Herbal medicine and alternative healthcare are currently booming, more people are turning to non-conventional products and treatments to help their health issues (or boost their prescribed medication). Natural and herbal ingredients have been used in medicine for centuries, so selling products with no harmful side effects help to give people what they want. You could retail herbal medicines by buying and selling for a profit, or another way would be to find a wholesaler for ingredients and create your own remedies.

You just need to be certain that you’re following regulations when it comes to the ingredients and effects. For example, you can’t make unrealistic claims about the benefits of what your product can do. For example, labelling your creations as miracle cures, for example, is misleading and could land you in serious trouble.

Sell medical books or equipment

Any student will tell you how expensive textbooks are, so. If you’re able to source them and sell them to students, it will save them money while allowing you to make a profit.

You have the option to either sell online or rent a small brick and mortar store close to a college or university where you will get good foot traffic from students. Selling medical equipment is another option, resale of things like bandages, dressings, first aid kits and other items can help others while earning you money.

Start a blog

These days, there’s no denying that blogging is big business. Bloggers across the globe earn income from the comfort of their own homes, writing about subjects they’re passionate about. If you have a love of general health topics, wellness, exercise and fitness, nutrition or anything else, writing a blog could be a great way to turn your passion into cash. It can take a while to become established as a blogger so it’s worth starting it as a hobby and going from there.

But eventually, there are lots of ways to earn money through blogging. This includes things like sponsorship deals, banner advertising and affiliate advertising amongst others. Once your site is established you can get to work monetizing, and turn your blog into a business.

Start a massage therapy business

In most countries, you don’t need formal qualifications to work as a massage therapist. However, you will need training, which you can do by taking courses in massage. These are usually a few days or a week long and teach you the skills you need for different types of massage.

Certains types such as sports massage will require extra training, but there are many other options if you don’t want to go back and study full time. One useful thing to do would be to get qualified in complementary therapies, these include things like aromatherapy and reflexology- you could even offer beauty treatments such as facials or spray tans. Having a selection of treatments on offer will boost your chances of getting customers and making a good profit. You could advertise to groups such as girls nights out, hen parties or wedding parties as a pre-event pamper package.

Have you ever considered the idea that you could start a health, wellness or medical business without being a trained medical professional? If you were going to go down this route, which kind of business would you set up?