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How to Become a Medical Courier

November 22, 2022

If you’ve landed here, you’re probably wondering what it takes to become a medical courier. Reliable couriers have trained hundreds of successful medical curious and have years of experience in the industry. Here, we will walk you through how to become a medical courier.

In the last year alone, the field of medical couriers has expanded by over 26%. It’s no surprise that this is happening and continues to happen. Medical couriers are one of the fastest growing jobs in the world, providing the flexibility and freedom of self-employment, or providing a wide array of companies to work for.

Before becoming a medical courier, there are a few things many companies will require of you on your application.

Some of those things may include:

  • A valid driver’s license with a clean driving record
  • Must be over the age of 21
  • Familiarity with the city you will be working in
  • A registered/inspected vehicle under 10 years old
  • Knowledge of HIPAA and OSHA rules and regulations

Some other skills a company may be looking for when hiring a medical courier are:

  • Ability to stay organized and efficient
  • Basic customer service skills
  • Flexibility driving in new environments

Now one might begin to wonder if meeting all of these requirements and having all of these skills is worth it. On average, according to Glassdoor, although medical couriers are primarily paid per delivery, on average, they will earn anywhere between $30,000-$45,000 a year. The amount you make depends on the number of deliveries you make and the distance you travel. Reliable couriers are currently hiring Medical couriers across the country.

Benefits of being a medical courier:

  • Ability to choose hours
  • Work independently
  • Choose the clients you work for

What is a Medical Courier?

Medical couriers are mostly independent contractors. Being independent contractors, they can manage their own schedules and keep a good work-life balance. While working, medical couriers can expect to deliver many things, including; Medications and prescriptions, medical supplies, lab specimens, test results, medical documents, and more. This requires great focus and knowledge in the medical industry, as well as familiarity with all of their local and surrounding hospitals, labs, and medical facilities. Many of these items are confidential medical records and will require a medical courier to deliver them to their destination in a timely manner.

How Can I Become A Certified Medical Courier?
To become a certified medical courier, you will need to be trained and hired by a reputable courier company. Once you have completed your training with the company, you must pass any required examinations. Once you are certified with the courier company, you can make medical deliveries. Many clients with Reliable Couriers may require our drivers to be HIPAA, OSHA, and Bloodborne Pathogen certified. We will be able to provide you with all of the training you need in order to obtain these certifications.

What will I be asked at a Medical Courier interview?

How would you handle a situation where a package was damaged?
While this is a rare instance, it is important that you are capable of handling the situation calmly and professionally, as this reflects the performance of your courier company.

Are you capable of carrying and lifting up to 50 lbs?
This is a common question for many positions requiring these physical demands and capabilities.

If you were late for delivery due to traffic, how would you handle this situation?
This is a common dilemma that can occur for any courier and is a perfect opportunity to differentiate yourself from other potential candidates.

If a pick-up is not ready, what would you do?
Just as being late can hinder a company’s performance, it is always important to have a plan in place in case a roadblock like this should happen.