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Healthcare Business Ideas for Medics

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Are you an aspiring entrepreneur looking to get into the healthcare industry?

Well, here’s good news! There are plenty of ways you can do so. Having a medical background gives you an added advantages compared to other non-medics who have ventured out into this field.

Whether you are a beginner in the entrepreneurship field or already have a successful venture running, the healthcare industry has a lot more potential that you can think of.

This article shares some of the top most business ideas that you won’t want to miss out on.

1. Home Healthcare Service

It’s inevitable for people to grow old. With old age, it is common to develop one sort of medical condition or another. Based on this reason, venturing out into home healthcare business is a viable idea. Apart from creating a stable business, through such a venture you will be able to do some good for your local community.

The best place to start a home healthcare business is in a town/city with a considerably high number of old population.

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2. Drug Rehabilitation Center

It is unfortunate that drug and substance abuse is becoming an issue of concern in the Kenyan population, especially among the young people.

Just like the home healthcare business, startin a drug rehabilitation center will be meeting a community need.

Apart from helping those with substance addiction become sober, you can also come up with programs that will help them regain control of their lives.

3. Retail Pharmacy

The best thing about this business is that people will always need medications. This means that there will be continual demand for your services. You can do adjunct stocking of daily necessities such as lotions and over-the-counter medicines, in addition to prescription medicines.

Please take note that even though this is a retail business, you meed to abide by the Pharmacy and Poisons Board regulations on running a retail/community pharmacy. Check them out here…

4. Medical Supplies

All medical professionals and patients need supplies. This makes this idea to be very straightforward. Your stocking can be as broad or focused as you want.

With this kind of business, you have two options to make it a reality: You may choose to set up a conventional brick and mortar store or an online one. If you choose to set up an online store, you will have less overhead and also make your store more accessible to people with disability.

Doing a thorough market research to find out what your target market needs is key in the success of your business.

5. Medical Records Management

Regardless of their scale of practice, many medical practices struggle to manage their medical records. By setting up a solution that can address this need, you will be creating a business for yourself.

There are two ways you can go around setting up such a business.

First, you may choose to create an effective medical records system/software, and teach hospital staff how they can use it.

Second, you may choose to present yourself as an outsourced records management service provider. This would mean that your establishment will take management of records in a facility that will contract you.

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6. Sale of Medical Equipment

This is one of the most lucrative business ventures in the health field. Noneless, it comes with its own share of challenges.

To start this business, you will need a heavy capital injection as your start-up capital. You will also need current working knowledge of supply, demand and market dynamics.

If you do not have the needed cash to start this business but would like to start it in future, you can begin as a sales representative for a medical equipment company. This will give you great exposure of the market dynamic and forces that govern this field.


The greatest step in any business venture is the first step you take to begin. Take that leap of faith today. No matter what level of knowledge about a venture that you start with, if you do a little research, you should be well on your way to getting it right.

If you have already had success in healthcare business, feel free to share nuggets on the comment section. Our community will be glad to learn from you.


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