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CONSULTANT - HEALTH CARE: Starting A Business In His Parents' Garage

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Dimitri, a health care consultant, advises his clients on health care and technology. He started his career as an organic chemist, but decided he needed a change and started a company in his parents garage. This company grew to multiple employees and several million dollars in revenue. He tells us that it is important in your career choices to follow what feel natural to you.

Degree: Chemistry
Job Title: Entrepreneur - Connected Health Consultancy
Employer: Self-Employed

Job Summary: Entrepreneurs

Job Description

Entrepreneurship is the pursuit of opportunity without regard to resources currently controlled. An entrepreneur sees an opportunity and exercises initiative by organizing a venture to turn an idea into reality. An entrepreneur is often seen as a business leader and innovator of new ideas and business processes.

On-the-Job Training

No

Additional Info

Entrepreneurship is defined by risks and rewards. Most people who become entrepreneurs are more comfortable with risks; prefer unstructured working and learning environments and collaborating with small team of people.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
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$0 - $200,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
Not applicable
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time, Long hours, Varies Widely
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Office, Remote, Indoor, Home
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Problem solving skills, Creativity, Verbal communication skills, Leadership ability, Teamwork, People skills, Public speaking ability, Networking, Adventurous, Organizational skills, Courageous

Educational Path

Education requirement
Education Requirement
Bachelor's degree
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m='12960'>health</span> <span m='13220'>care,</span> <span m='13460'>specifically</span> <span m='14050'>around</span> <span m='14340'>sensors,</span> <span m='15370'>around</span> <span m='15720'>telemedicine,</span> <span m='16400'>leveraging</span> <span m='16920'>video</span> <span m='17360'>between</span> <span m='17710'>patients</span> <span m='18540'>and</span> <span m='19020'>physicians,</span> <span m='19970'>all</span> <span m='20190'>kinds</span> <span m='20440'>of</span> <span m='20500'>cool</span> <span m='20780'>technology</span> <span m='21400'>that's</span> <span m='21640'>really</span> <span m='22150'>reshaping</span> <span m='22510'>health</span> <span m='22770'>care,</span> <span m='23040'>and</span> <span m='23680'>it's</span> <span m='23860'>a</span> <span m='23920'>really</span> <span m='24170'>fun</span> <span m='24410'>job</span> <span m='24840'>and</span> <span m='24950'>something</span> <span m='25270'>I</span> <span m='25310'>really</span> <span m='25560'>enjoy</span> <span m='25820'>doing.</span> <span m='26410'>If</span> <span m='26840'>you</span> <span m='26870'>really</span> <span m='27100'>enjoy</span> <span m='27310'>what you're</span> <span m='27560'>doing,</span> <span m='27920'>it's</span> <span m='28090'>not</span> <span m='28270'>work.</span> <span m='28590'>It's</span> <span m='28750'>fun.</span> </p><p><span m='29200'>Actually,</span> <span m='29560'>my</span> <span m='29710'>background,</span> <span m='32090'>I'm</span> <span m='32369'>an</span> <span m='32580'>organic</span> <span m='33000'>chemist</span> <span m='33340'>by</span> <span m='33490'>training.</span> <span m='34160'>And</span> <span m='34630'>I</span> <span m='34750'>started</span> <span m='35110'>my</span> <span m='35230'>career,</span> <span m='35850'>actually,</span> <span m='36460'>in</span> <span m='36640'>the</span> <span m='36740'>lab</span> <span m='37200'>doing</span> <span m='37480'>a</span> <span m='37540'>lot</span> <span m='37790'>of</span> <span m='40170'>LIMS</span> <span m='40500'>implementations,</span> <span m='41270'>which</span> <span m='41470'>is</span> <span m='41780'>basically</span> <span m='42340'>Laboratory</span> <span m='43340'>Information</span> <span m='43870'>Systems.</span> <span m='44880'>Traveling</span> <span m='45310'>the</span> <span m='45400'>country,</span> <span m='45830'>it was</span> <span m='46060'>great,</span> <span m='46540'>but</span> <span m='48090'>it</span> <span m='48440'>got</span> <span m='48620'>boring.</span> <span m='51340'>Being</span> <span m='51610'>a</span> <span m='51700'>natural</span> <span m='52040'>innovator,</span> <span m='52530'>I</span> <span m='52860'>started</span> <span m='53160'>thinking</span> <span m='53450'>about</span> <span m='53700'>how</span> <span m='53810'>to</span> <span m='53900'>change</span> <span m='54230'>things,</span> <span m='54340'>how to</span> <span m='54570'>make</span> <span m='54710'>things</span> <span m='54940'>better.</span> <span m='55820'>And</span> <span m='56630'>I</span> <span m='56790'>literally</span> <span m='57180'>started</span> <span m='57500'>a</span> <span m='57580'>company</span> <span m='58460'>in</span> <span m='58680'>my</span> <span m='58840'>parents'--</span> <span m='59670'>it</span> <span m='59840'>was</span> <span m='59980'>in</span> <span m='60060'>a</span> <span m='60140'>room</span> <span m='60470'>above</span> <span m='60880'>the</span> <span m='60960'>garage.</span> </p><p><span m='62400'>What</span> <span m='62540'>happened</span> <span m='62890'>was</span> <span m='63640'>I</span> <span m='63730'>had</span> <span m='63910'>this</span> <span m='64060'>crazy</span> <span m='64480'>idea</span> <span m='64755'>of</span> <span m='65030'>actually</span> <span m='65379'>trying</span> <span m='65730'>to</span> <span m='66310'>legitimately</span> <span m='66900'>sell</span> <span m='67200'>prescriptions</span> <span m='67950'>over</span> <span m='68180'>the</span> <span m='68270'>web,</span> <span m='68570'>back</span> <span m='68800'>in</span> <span m='68900'>1998.</span> <span m='70800'>And</span> <span m='71010'>with</span> <span m='71230'>that,</span> <span m='71880'>we</span> <span m='72080'>started</span> <span m='72370'>a</span> <span m='72460'>corp</span> <span m='72650'>business,</span> <span m='73100'>me</span> <span m='73230'>and</span> <span m='73330'>a</span> <span m='73370'>friend</span> <span m='73610'>of</span> <span m='73650'>mine.</span> <span m='74400'>And</span> <span m='74750'>next</span> <span m='74950'>thing</span> <span m='75050'>you know,</span> <span m='75220'>we</span> <span m='75300'>had</span> <span m='75440'>12</span> <span m='75710'>employees.</span> <span m='76840'>We</span> <span m='76920'>were</span> <span m='77040'>doing</span> <span m='77270'>several</span> <span m='77570'>million</span> <span m='77920'>dollars</span> <span m='78270'>in</span> <span m='78380'>revenue,</span> <span m='78950'>and</span> <span m='79460'>it</span> <span m='79900'>just</span> <span m='80070'>grew from</span> <span m='80350'>there.</span> <span m='81170'>So</span> <span m='81450'>it</span> <span m='81690'>was fun.</span> </p><p><span m='82560'>What</span> <span m='83150'>I</span> <span m='83220'>wish</span> <span m='83590'>I</span> <span m='83730'>would</span> <span m='83910'>have</span> <span m='84030'>known</span> <span m='84470'>years</span> <span m='84760'>ago</span> <span m='85100'>that</span> <span m='85260'>I</span> <span m='85320'>know</span> <span m='85520'>now</span> <span m='86140'>and</span> <span m='86330'>that</span> <span m='86480'>would have</span> <span m='86640'>changed</span> <span m='87010'>my</span> <span m='87410'>career</span> <span m='87720'>path</span> <span m='88170'>is</span> <span m='89260'>do</span> <span m='89630'>what</span> <span m='89950'>do</span> <span m='90010'>you</span> <span m='90200'>honestly</span> <span m='90690'>feel</span> <span m='91350'>is</span> <span m='91560'>natural</span> <span m='91970'>for</span> <span m='92120'>you</span> <span m='92310'>and</span> <span m='92470'>something</span> <span m='92790'>that</span> <span m='92960'>you</span> <span m='93100'>enjoy.</span> <span m='94030'>Many</span> <span m='94390'>times,</span> <span m='94720'>when</span> <span m='94910'>you're</span> <span m='95070'>in</span> <span m='95170'>school,</span> <span m='96060'>you</span> <span m='96200'>listen</span> <span m='96530'>to</span> <span m='97240'>your</span> <span m='97400'>parents,</span> <span m='97870'>you</span> <span m='97960'>listen</span> <span m='98250'>to</span> <span m='99020'>other</span> <span m='99220'>family</span> <span m='99550'>members</span> <span m='99860'>or your</span> <span m='100000'>friends,</span> <span m='100430'>like,</span> <span m='100550'>wow,</span> <span m='100880'>that's a</span> <span m='100960'>cool</span> <span m='101340'>job</span> <span m='101660'>or</span> <span m='101830'>a</span> <span m='102080'>career</span> <span m='102410'>path.</span> <span m='103080'>And</span> <span m='103240'>once</span> <span m='103530'>you</span> <span m='103640'>get</span> <span m='103860'>in</span> <span m='104040'>it,</span> <span m='104360'>then</span> <span m='104570'>you</span> <span m='104720'>realize,</span> <span m='105150'>well,</span> <span m='105290'>that</span> <span m='105440'>may</span> <span m='105520'>not</span> <span m='105690'>be</span> <span m='105800'>for</span> <span m='105950'>me.</span> <span m='106570'>Do</span> <span m='106790'>what</span> <span m='107220'>feels</span> <span m='107710'>natural</span> <span m='108510'>and</span> <span m='108800'>what</span> <span m='108970'>your</span> <span m='109070'>gut</span> <span m='109320'>instinct</span> <span m='109730'>tells</span> <span m='109980'>you to</span> <span m='110120'>do,</span> <span m='110310'>because</span> <span m='110710'>that's</span> <span m='111020'>the</span> <span 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