Field Health Examiners
Other names: Mobile Field Examiners, Insurance Paramedical Examiner, Health Professionals
Field Health Examiner is one of the thriving professions in Canada for anyone who has background in healthcare including internationally trained health professionals.
More than 22 million Canadian have some type of life and critical care insurance and they pay over 100 billion dollars as insurance premium per year. In order to secure such an insurance, the insurance companies in most instances require a paramedical exam to assess the health status of insurance. This examination is performed by a Field Health Examiner, usually at the residence and in some instances at the work place of the insured.
Across Canada, the insurance industry employs over 5,000 Field Health Examiners to perform these examinations. There are two large companies, Dynacare Insurance Solutions® and ExamOne® that now employ half of the workforce each to conduct insurance paramedical exams. It is a thriving industry as the Canadian population continues to grow and the number of insured is increasing consistently. Hence, there is a consistent need of Field Health Examiners.
A typical Field Health Examiner day is to receive requests by online portal or by phone from the case managers of a paramedical insurance company such as Dynacare Insurance Solutions. The examiners then set-up appointments with the insured. The examiners then visit and perform examination including past medical history and physical exam including height, weight, pulse, and blood pressure. In most cases, the examiners are required to take a blood sample and a urine sample. The examiner sends the forms and samples to the paramedical companies.
The Field Health Examiners receive a fee for their service. A typical paramedical exam takes about 1 hour and average fee for the exam including phlebotomy is $30 – $50 depending upon the company. The mileage to the place of exam is paid separately. On average, a part-time examiner completing around 20-30 cases per week can earn up to $2,000 per month. A full-time examiner completing around 200+ cases is able to earn up to $4000+.
There are only few training venues available to be trained as Field Health Examiner. The Canadian Academy for Health Professionals in Toronto has one of the well-designed program to complete Field Health Examiner training. The program is open to all health professionals including international medical graduates.
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Picture 1: Examiner completing the training
Students completing the Field Health Examiner Certificate