Behavioral Healthcare

A Career in Telepsychiatry Is Good Fit for Those with Disabilities

Integrated Psychiatric Consultants | November 19, 2022

While a career in construction may be unattainable with a physical disability, a career in telepsychiatry or telehealth may be just right.

Everyone deserves a chance to work where they want to work and do what they want to do, even if they have a disability. If your goal is to start a career in healthcare administration, then you should go for it. There are many tools and tips that can help you along the way. Here at Integrated Psychiatric Consultants, we love to foster long-lasting behavioral health partnerships and help everyone live their dreams. We have some tips for how you start your career and excel in your field.

Step 1: Pursue a Degree in Counseling or Psychiatry

There are many facets of mental healthcare, and if you want to get in and make the most out of your chosen field, then consider going to school and obtaining a degree. From healthcare recruiting to provider operations, just about any form of healthcare administration can be fulfilled by anyone. If you have big goals, then go for degrees that could lead to the most lucrative opportunities in that area.

For instance, a degree in marketing allows you to work for any kind of behavioral health or telepsychiatry organization, because you will be responsible for helping the organization make money by advertising their services, and they need you to excel.

Build Your Telepsychiatry Network on LinkedIn

Even if you have not worked in healthcare or administration in the past, you can still land a job by finding an internship or an entry-level position at an organization that interests you. Internships may not be paid, but they give you a chance to learn the ropes and see if this is the right type of business for you.

One way that you can find a job is to make connections on a social media site like LinkedIn. Take some time to craft the perfect profile and avoid common mistakes like having an unprofessional photo, leaving sections of your profile blank, and lying to make your resume look more impressive. Instead, be yourself and be honest. When you find a person that you think may help, reach out and see where it goes. If someone reaches out to you, don’t hesitate to respond.

Attend Mental Health Career Fairs

If you do not consider yourself to be computer savvy, then don’t fret. There are many other ways that you can land an entry-level position in healthcare administration, such as attending job fairs, where you can talk to people from prospective companies and learn what they are all about. You can even hand them your resume right there on the spot. There are even career fairs that cater to disabled individuals, and they can be a great help. You can also email organizations that you are interested in or dress in professional attire and walk in the front door!

Prepare for your Telehealth Career Interview

Once you get the opportunity to interview, you will want to be ready. Take some time in the days leading up to the meeting to go over commonly asked interview questions and prepare your answers. When it comes time for the interview, make sure to be on time. Then, do your best and answer the questions honestly. After the interview is over, consider sending a thank you note to the manager or interviewer and thank them for the opportunity and tell them how excited you are for the chance.

As you can see, a disability will not hold you back from landing a career in healthcare. Just remember to look at potential degrees, make connections on LinkedIn, and prepare for the interview, and you have a great shot. If you would like to learn more about opportunities at Integrated Psychiatric Consultants, visit www.integrated-pc.com/careers.

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