Unfortunately, you recently lost your license to practice nursing in Pennsylvania. What now?

Chron breaks down several medical roles that may interest you as you figure out what to do next. While you may no longer work as a nurse, you can still work in the medical field.

Nursing assistant

Depending on the reason for your license revocation, you may qualify to work as a nursing assistant. A history of neglect or patient abuse would more than likely disqualify you for such a position. If unprofessional behavior lead to your license revocation, you could still qualify to work as a nursing assistant.

Medical secretary

Do you have a deep knowledge of medical terminology? If so, see if any medical secretary jobs in your geographic area sound like a good fit for you.

Medical assistant

Even if you do not have a license, you may still qualify for a medical assistant position. Such jobs, which do not require a license, involve working in doctor’s offices and clinics performing administrative and clerical tasks.

Personal care/Home health aide

Rather than helping patients in the hospital, doctor’s office or clinic, you can instead help them in their homes as a home health aide. If you don’t mind doing a bit of housekeeping, you can also act as a personal care aide who helps patients with daily personal care tasks. No matter which you feel you are a better fit for, prepare for a background check during the hiring process.

This information is only intended to educate and should not be interpreted as legal advice.