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It's hard to find a paid research position or any position in the medical field without at least being a resident. Most people who need income while waiting to take steps or waiting to get accepted into a residency program do exactly what you're doing now, namely, working at a fast food joint.

Though you may not be able to find a job in the medical field, you could try to find a commission based job if you're good at selling things, have good 'people' skills, or if you're good with cars try to find a job as a mechanic and you'll make considerably more money than you are now.

Seeing as how you've graduated medical school, I would personally recommend that you look into private tutoring at any local schools, be it high school, college, or medical school. People are usually willing to pay even up to 25 dollars per hour of private tutoring and if you can build a good report with your students, you can easily book a week of 40 hours+. I used to do it myself back in college. If this sounds like something you want to do feel free to ask any questions you might have.

Best of luck.
 

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I don't know much about the private practices, but just keep in mind, it will be difficult without being licensed. Usually people who aren't licensed but are working in the medical field are volunteers and not paid. If you've already found a place then definitely try to apply there.

I think you're going to have a much easier and more productive time trying to get work outside of the medical field until you've passed steps or have some other credentials other than an mbbs or IMG degree.

We'll try to see if we can find out the CNA and EMT salaries but I'm not sure of those myself right now.

As for the tutoring, I don't know what you mean by "you must find your students elsewhere." Where do you mean? Go to any Junior College, Community College, High School, College/ University campuses that are in your area or nearby and post fliers with your phone number attached at the bottom. Put these fliers up and then wait for calls. BTW, don't start off by charging people 25 dollars an hour. You'll have to start lower, and then see what amount they are willing to pay, which usually depends on how hard the subject is, how difficult they find it, and most importantly, how well you can tutor them and overcome the first two hurdles. I can assure you one thing though, that tutoring is for sure a very lucrative business. The more subjects you can tutor, the more you will make. I don't know about your background but before joining medical school myself I found that there were always, always people out there needing help in physics, trig, pre-calculus, calculus, chemistry, algebra or biology. The harder the subject, the more chances you have of finding more people who need help. Of course since you're a medical graduate, you should definitely try at medical schools as well.

I'm pretty sure you can't go through the college itself unless you are actually enrolled in that college and have passed the classes you want to tutor at that college itself. This doesn't mean that you can't post ads everywhere though. You have to become an opportunist and get out there and try.


Good luck.
 
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