The healthcare industry is one that is growing by leaps and bounds, and changing on an almost daily basis thanks to technology, innovation, funding, and government healthcare insurance policies. With that said there has never been a better time to break into the industry and take part in these changing times.
If you’ve been working on obtaining your health law degree at a prestigious school such as Hofstra University, then you’re clearly gearing up for an engaging and rewarding career. Part of holding a health care law degree is the ability to choose between working for someone else versus starting your own practice. If you’ve decided the route of opening your own practice, then you need to think about the logistics, mainly where this office will be located.
For many people, a home-office works as that perfect location, especially when you first start out. But what happens if your home doesn’t exactly seem ideal for an office? Are there renovations, changes, tips you can use that can help you to create an office space? Let’s take a closer look.
Pick the Space You Plan to Use
The toughest part in creating a dedicated home office space for your health law practice is figuring out where it will be. Chances are high that you will be conducting in-person consultation, unless you plan to go the virtual law practice route, so that means the office should have its own dedicated access. You probably don’t want clients having to walk through your home to reach the office. What this means is a room right off an entrance (the front, side, or back door is ideal).
Also, the office should be closed off from the rest of the house with walls and a door. You need to have privacy when speaking in-person with clients and on the phone with them. It also helps to create a quiet space when you need to focus and concentrate.
Figure Out the Layout of the Room
Next it will be time to figure out the layout of the room. You’ll need space for your desk and chair, a couple of chairs for clients, and storage space. It doesn’t need to be a massive space, but you do need to be able to move around the space with ease. It can be helpful to take measurements before buying any office furniture or redecorating so that you know exactly how much space you have to work with.
Install a Dedicated Phone Line
Of course, you will need to ensure that you have a phone line and separate number for your office, so this requires some setting up as well. It’s not advisable to be using your home line for business practices.
To help make the office more comfortable and functional, it’s a good idea to always make sure you have a healthy stock of supplies, a coffeemaker, and even a small fridge in the right space.
Creating a home office is all about proper planning and forward thinking.