Side Hustles for Advance Practice Professionals

One of the reasons I started this blog was to explore some of the differences between PAs, ARNPs, and MDs when it comes to things like side hustles. The importance of creating passive or additional income is arguably higher for PAs and ARNPs due to the difference in average salary that exists between APPs and MDs. But the same kinds of side hustles that are commonly employed by MDs, are not always available to APPs. This is due to differences in State and Federal laws, supervision requirements, patient preference, 3rd party reimbursement, and other reasons that I won’t go in to. So what kinds of side hustles are being employed by APPs?

After talking to many colleagues I have compiled a short list of side hustles being employed by PAs and NPs that I have talked to. Interestingly enough, many are outside of medicine. This is not a comprehensive list, but is informative and should provide a starting place for those seeking passive income on the journey to financial independence. This list is in no particular order:

  1. Skin care consulting or sales
  2. Real estate
  3. Moonlighting in ER or Urgent Care
  4. Adjunct professor
  5. Telemedicine
  6. Medical Writing
  7. Blog or podcast
  8. Helping other Pre-PA students with applications and interviewing techniques
  9. Teach online courses
  10. Take overnight call
  11. Nursing home rounding
  12. Affiliate marketing
  13. Wellness product consulting and sales
  14. Uber or Lyft


Have a side hustle that I didn’t include in the list? Help your fellow PAs/NPs by commenting below.


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