The Medical Professional's Guide to Completing Medical Surveys as a Side Hustle

We can all use the extra cash from time to time, whether saving for something special or trying to get out of debt. Having a solid side gig comes in handy, especially when you can work from home or on your breaks. As a medical professional, you don't always have the flexibility in your schedule to pick up a part-time job and sometimes, you don't feel like taking an extra shift.

One option you may not have considered is completing medical surveys for money. If you're a general doctor or a specialist, you can turn your knowledge and exchange details about your experience in the medical field into cash. Most medical survey groups accept general physicians and specialists for this work, and many also extend their offers to other medical professionals. 

Why Participate in Medical Surveys?

Pharmaceutical companies, government agencies, and healthcare groups want your knowledge and experience and are willing to pay for it. They may ask about your thoughts on treatments, patient care, and related topics and will leverage your opinion to inform their business practices and products. Your expertise is valuable; they pay you in cash or gift cards. Although most surveys are for a nominal amount, some companies pay hundreds of dollars per survey.

How To Choose Medical Surveys

You may be surprised to find out how many organizations are looking for medical professionals to complete surveys. Sorting through them all can be a full-time job. Look for groups with a positive reputation and a well-known name. You can find plenty of online reviews of these groups along with explanations of how they work.

Typically, these groups match you with surveys based on the information you provided when you registered. Some specialties, such as oncology, tend to be more in-demand than others, so there's a chance you may decide to take whatever is offered to you. Otherwise, consider how long the surveys will take to complete and how much they pay. A bigger paycheck isn't always better, however. You may be able to make the same amount or more completing several short surveys than one long one.

All Global Circle

All Global Circle may have one of the most extensive verification processes, but it helps ensure that only healthcare professionals can access the site. The organization accepts doctors, nurses, dentists, medical facility managers, pharmacists, and more who currently work in select countries. Membership is free, and the group offers incentives like loyalty bonuses if you have to wait too long between qualifying surveys. The group asks you to keep your information up to date and does not require you to complete a minimum number of surveys each month.

M3 Global Research

M3 Global Research is the research division of M3 Inc., a Japan-based company that operates around the world. It accepts doctors, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, and physician assistants to participate in medical surveys. The company also allows medical executives and students to join. It sends you links to surveys you may qualify for and complete anonymously. If you’re accepted and complete the survey, you receive payment through its platform. United Kingdom participants have the option to donate their earnings to a charity.

InCrowd

One advantage of signing up with InCrowd is the length of the surveys it offers. It tends to be shorter than what you find with other companies, which is usually 2 to 5 minutes, and means you may be able to fit more surveys into your schedule during breaks or during your commute. You can easily track your payments online to see how much you earn and sign up to receive survey offers through email or text. This service is open to a variety of healthcare professionals, including dentists and veterinarians.

MDforLives

MDforLives specializes in connecting medical professionals with pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers. Users report that MDforLives excels at matching you with surveys thanks to an extensive screening process that helps them get a solid picture of the work you do. This is helpful because it increases the odds you'll qualify for a survey and doesn't waste your time on surveys that aren't a good fit.

Bottom Line

This list represents a tiny fraction of medical survey companies willing to pay you for your time and expertise. What you're able to bring in through this side hustle will vary depending on factors like how many surveys you qualify for and complete, but whatever you make can add up over time. In the meantime, you can score some cash and help improve medical technology for the patients you care for in your line of work.