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4 Alternative Ideas For Starting A Business In The Medical Industry.

December 3, 2018 by  
Filed under Health, Weekly Columns

(Akiit.comWhen you’re trying to come up with an idea for a new business, the first thing to consider is whether it’s going to make a profit or not. You can’t run a good business without an idea that sells. For some people, that’s enough. But some people want to start a business that gives back to the local community and gives them the opportunity to help people. Going into the medical business is one of the most obvious ways to do that but a lot of people don’t know where to start. You could always start your own doctor’s surgery but that’s only one of many options. Here are some great medical business ideas that you probably haven’t considered before.

First Aid Kits

Every workplace in the country is required by law to have a first aid kit in the building and most people have one in their homes as well. Often, these first aid kits can make all of the difference in a serious situation so they’re very important. You probably haven’t thought about where they all come from before but somebody’s got to be making them all. If you start your own company manufacturing first aid kits and putting together all of the different things that go inside, you could make a lot of money. Take websites like SciQuip as an example, there is so much choice when it comes to items in a first aid kit, from plasters to disposable gowns. It’s a safe business to be in because there is always a lot of demand as every building needs a first aid kit.

Testing Lab

When people go to the doctors and get tested, those samples are sent off to a lab that analyzes them and lets them know whether there is anything wrong. The fees that you can charge for that kind of testing are pretty high so you stand to make good money setting up a testing lab. You’ll get a lot of work from hospitals testing the samples from their patients but you can also get a lot of private work if you have the capability to do paternity tests using chromatin immunoprecipitation. You may also be able to find work testing new drugs before they go to human trials so there are a lot of different ways you can make money with a testing lab.

Care Home

Medical care isn’t just about combating illness or injury. With an increasingly growing population, elderly care is more important than ever and there is a shortage of facilities to look after them. You can fill a gap in the market by starting your own care home business. It’ll be easier to find staff in a care home because you don’t need people with medical training and the overheads will be a lot lower than something like setting up a testing lab.


Staying healthy is tough and sometimes, people need a little help working out what they should and shouldn’t be eating. There’s a lot of conflicting information out there about what’s good for you so a lot of people look for professional help. You could be the one to offer that if you start your own dietician business. The overheads are very small because you can just do house calls to start with. You’ll need to get a dietician qualification before you can start practicing though.

These are just a couple of the alternative options for starting your own business in the medical industry.   

Staff Writer; Greg Ross

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