Side Hustles For The Allied Health Professional

Side Hustles For The Allied Health Professional
From dog walking, to blogging, to food delivery… the possibilities are endless!

Are you an allied health professional looking to make some extra money to help pay off student debt? Or are you looking to try out something new but don’t want to give up your allied health profession? Try out a side hustle!

Side hustles are a great way to make income outside of your full time W-2 job. Side hustles allowed me to pay off debt quicker and learn more about other job opportunities. It has allowed me to grow as an allied health professional, as I was able to gain experience in a variety of PT fields outside of pediatrics.

Here are some side hustles you can start ASAP!

Allied Health Per Diem Jobs

Many hospitals or private practices need extra sets of hands outside of the regular workday hours and weekends. One of my first per diem jobs out of PT school was at a pediatric therapy clinic on Saturdays. This not only provided me extra income, but it opened the doors to a full time pediatric PT job just a few months later. If I didn’t have this side hustle, who knows if I would have ended up becoming a pediatric PT!

Dog Walking/Sitting

I was a dog walker during college, and I would love to start doing it again soon! It was a fun and easy way to make money. It also gave me much needed fur therapy. There is something about being with the dogs and walking outside that really helped me to unwind and relax.

You can make your own schedule and pick and choose which clients you’ll take on. You could walk on your days off, or pet-sit for a night or two. This is great practice if you’re considering having a dog on your own.

Apps like Wag and Rover make it easy to start earning money spending time with furry friends. I use Rover personally to find our current dog sitter, and we have been very happy with Rover.

Food Delivery

During the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, I started delivering food when I lost hours at my job. I signed up with UberEats, and was able to make money during the hours I was not at the clinic.

Surprisingly, I enjoyed it more than I thought! I was able to catch up on podcasts and audiobooks while driving. When the weather was cool, my dog happily joined me in the backseat of my car, keeping me company. Plus, I was paid out WEEKLY, which was pretty awesome.

Etsy Digital Downloads

We have a lot of great pictures that we’ve taken over the years from our travels. I now sell these pictures on Etsy as Digital Downloads! It’s great passive income for a busy allied health professional. Once the customer pays for the digital download, it automatically gets sent to them via email, as the file is already uploaded to Etsy. I just receive an email with some money in my account once the purchase has gone through!

It takes work up front, but once you set it up, the passive income will start to flow. I have received emails stating that someone purchased my digital download while I’m on vacation. It’s so fun to get those emails when I’m taking a break from work!


As you can see, I have a blog. I enjoy writing, and I have no background in writing whatsoever. When I found that many of my allied health colleagues struggled with personal finances, I knew I had found a niche that I needed to reach out to for this blog.

Through affiliate marketing, advertising, and my mentoring, I have been able to make passive income on the side. It’s a LOT of work up front, but the passive income made from page clicks and affiliates does add up in the long run.

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Note: I am not a certified financial advisor/planner or a certified financial analyst or a CPA or an accountant or a lawyer. Remember, I am an allied health professional, just like you! This website/blog is for entertainment and educational purposes only. Please consult with your financial advisor(s) regarding your personal finance, investment, and tax matters. 

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