Why Oncologists Receive the Most Paid Physician Surveys
Physicians of particular specialties are currently in high demand from not only patients, but also industry. Notably, the market research industry, which needs physicians on their panels to do their work.
In fact, some are offering generous incentives to join. We've pre-vetted a select few for your consideration.
Of course, they also want you to take their surveys, but it's easy work that you can choose when or where to participate.
One reason some physicians hesitate to participate in some of these surveys is the pay.
If you’re an oncologist (particularly in the United States) a 30-minute survey for $40 is understandably not going to be very appealing nor profitable for you.
The goal of this article is to identify the panels you’ll want to be a part of.
The great thing about these survey panels is that you are fully in charge of your participation.
You can join as many or as few as you want and participate as much or as little as you want.
Today, we’re going to look at the four highest-paying medical survey panels for oncologists.
Other specialists who have a good chance of qualifying for paid medical market research studies here include (but not limited to) hematologists, pulmonologists, rheumatologists, gastroenterologists, neurologists, and psychiatrists.
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1. All Global Circle
Let’s get straight to the good stuff. All Global Circle (AGC) is currently recruiting oncologists and other specialists hard.
We’ve worked with them to create a special offer just for Modern MedEd readers. Clinicians who join using our link are eligible for a $50 bonus once you verify your credentials with them.
All Global Circle Payout Options
All Global Circle has one of the more robust payout options in the industry. Choose an e-gift card from Amazon, iTunes, Starbucks, or a number of other stores.
Physical gift card options include Macy’s, Kohl’s, and a variety of restaurants. Alternatively, you can choose to have your honorarium donated to the Special Olympics.
If I have the option, I prefer to be in control of my own charitable donations, partly for the efficiency of giving and potential tax benefits in the United States. Though if it's matched or made on my behalf with someone else's money, it's hard to say no.
Typically, my favorite way to get paid for market research participation is electronically, which AGC offers through PayPal. In my experience, the transfer hasn’t been longer than a few days.
This way also protects you with an electronic paper trail so you always know you’ve been paid what you’re owed. It also makes it easy for me to keep records, since I’ve joined several other panels, and I’ve never had a dispute with any medical market research company with whom I’ve worked.
2. InCrowd Answers
InCrowd is a unique medical market research company that offers short, easy surveys and fast payouts.
Honorarium for this survey panel is generally pretty high; expect a range of $2-3 per minute or more.
Eligible Specialties & Clinicians
- PAs of all specialties
- NPs of all specialties
- Pretty much all other board-certified or board-eligible physicians
Once your account has been active for two or more business days and your balance has reached $25 or more, you can request a payout. Your options include an immediate cash PayPal transfer or Tango gift cards.
The PayPal transfers go through right away and are easy to request. I’ve never personally redeemed a Tango gift card through InCrowd, but I’d be surprised if the process wasn’t just as seamless.
There is also a related survey company called Opinion Site, which sends out a high volume of relevant surveys. I've personally joined, and invite you to do so, too.
3. Opinion Site
Opinion Site is an extremely robust provider of paid online medical surveys. And when I say robust, I mean it. I routinely see invitations to multiple surveys almost every day. I can't qualify for all of them, but a good proportion are relevant to me.
Eligible Specialties & Locales
ALL ACTIVE REGIONS
- Active Physician
UNITED STATES (ENGLISH ONLY)
- Nurse Practitioner (NP)
- Nursing (BSN, LPN, RN, CNA)
- Physician Assistant (PA)
- Hospital Administration
- Managed Care
- Practice Management
- Dental Hygiene
- Medical Residency or Fellowship
- Veterinary Medicine
When you are ready to redeem your honoraria, go to your dashboard and select ‘redeem.’
One option, if you have PayPal, is to have your cash sent straight there. If you don't have a PayPal account or don't want to make one, you can select Tango gift card options. Tango basically has gift cards from dozens of retailers, including Amazon, Apple, Best Buy, CVS, Google Play, LL Bean, Pottery Barn, Starbucks, and more.
4. MD for Lives
MD for Lives is a new physician market research firm seeking physicians of all specialties from around the world, specifically in the following geographic areas.
MD for Lives is a modern market research company that does a better job than some ‘legacy’ firms (whom we will refrain from naming here) of matching you to the paid medical surveys you’ll actually qualify for.
They do this by asking you most of the screener questions ahead of time in your profile section. It’s still on you to complete it, but they do give you $4 for taking the three minutes to fill out your profile.
I got a little caught up when completing my profile when I noticed the field for ‘medical education (ME) number’ was required.
I don’t have one, as only physician members of the American Medical Association are bestowed with this string of identifying characters. At least, that's my understanding.
However, I entered my AAPA member number, which seemed to be accepted without issue. I’d guess that any other professional identifying number would have sufficed.
Eligible Specialties & Locales
All Specialties from the following countries:
- United States
- United Kingdom
When you are ready to redeem your honoraria, go to your dashboard and select ‘balance to redeem’ (middle selection pictured below).
Hit ‘redeem’ on the next screen and enter your mobile number, where you’ll be sent a one-time-password (they call it OTP for short). You can then choose either an Amazon gift card or a Visa debit card.
You’ll need an initial minimum balance of $50 to redeem, but after that the minimum drops to just ten dollars. What were you going to do with $4 anyways?
To get you closer to the redemption threshold without any extra work, Modern MedEd has worked out a special deal for you with MD for Lives. Join via this link (or any other link to them from this site), and you’ll get an extra $20 sign on bonus.
5. M3 Global Research
M3 Global Research offers a wide range of surveys that vary in length from a few minutes to an hour long for many physician specialists as well as residents, PAs, NPs, and other healthcare professionals.
They also have a very intuitive and user friendly interface, along with some pretty innovative features, like the M3 Wallet. There, you can request payment immediately or save your earned honorarium for a larger payout later.
Payment options include a physical check, prepaid debit card, or prepaid virtual debit card, with more payment options available in the future. Note that the specific availability depends on your country.
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