Job Description: You help patients navigate the medical system by filling out insurance forms, dealing with billing mistakes, contesting insurance coverage rejections, finding specialists and hospitals, accompanying them to appointments, negotiating doctors' fees and picking up prescriptions.
Median Pay Range: $15 to $50 per hour, but pay can rise with experience.
Qualifications: Community colleges and nonprofits are developing training and certification programs for this field. No licenses are required. The websites for the National Association of Healthcare Advocacy Consultants and the nonprofit Patient Advocate Foundation can provide more information.