If you love the medical and healthcare fields and are passionate about learning, then become a medical writer. Medical writers are like gold right now; it is a career with a great future. Having a knowledge of health care practices will definitely put you in the top spot for bonus assignments.
How much does a Medical Editor/writer earn?
For_instance, medical writers in the pharmaceutical industry may start out making $75,000 a year, but can top $100,000 after three or four years. Once you reach the managerial level, you a freelancer in the fast-growing field of medical writing might make $120,000 or more.
How to become a medical writer
You would need proof of publication of original articles to start as a medical writer or eventually an editor. Many medical writers are freelancers anyway. Learn the freelance writing business.You may have a better shot with your nursing background. Do prepare some samples and when you submit resumes, offer to present those samples at an interview or “on request.”
What does a medical writer do?
-their talents may be utilized for health textbooks, information given to patients, etc.
- healthcare newsletters
-they write medical columns for the local paper or a magazine.
-medical writers also might work on print ads for a pharmaceutical product
-prepare articles for peer-review medical journals
-write copy for “poster sessions” at medical meetings
-prepare abstracts, manuscripts, reviews and journal supplements
-writing health fact sheets for patients, health professionals, and the general public.
-medical writers cover releases of new drugs
How to get started in the field of medical writing?
Start small. Target relatively simple healthcare newsletters that may pay a low rate and so are willing to take a chance on you. That will give you clips to show other publications and it will snowball to more sophisticated and better paying outlets. Be patient, and work your way up.