Do you have a knack for pronouncing fifty-cent words, and a talent for explaining complex concepts in a clear, calm way without getting tripped up over your own words? If you thrive with a script where it looks like someone needs to buy a vowel, you could have what it takes to succeed in medical industry voice over work.
There is no single path to success as a medical voice actor. As a voice-over artist, you’ll need to seek out options that work best for you and your career. Whether you pursue voice work as a hobby or as your full-time career, the medical industry is a great place to find lucrative voice work. Many voice actors find work providing narration for medical industry video content.
Finding voice work in the medical industry isn’t too difficult – there is plenty of work available for artists who aren’t easily tripped up by complex medical terminology, and it isn’t necessary for the content to make sense to you – as long as it sounds like it does! Here are our tips for finding medical industry voice work.
- Start by asking local doctor’s offices and hospitals about visiting their A/V department. They probably have a large library of training videos. These are the sort of videos you’ll be providing voice over and narration for in the medical field. As you peruse the video, take a note of the production companies that produce them. You can either check the video box itself or ask the A/V department staff for the information. A little online research should lead you to the companies rather easily.
- Internet searches can also yield plenty of results. By searching for production companies and video studios who produce medical content, either look for a page seeking talent or simply find a contact page and reach out.
- Check magazines and periodicals for medical marketing fields. These publications often list advertising agencies which work within the medical industry.
- Search industry journals and online directories for medical service organizations. These companies often provide medical records services, but also frequently need medical narrators and voice artists.
- Visit your local library, and look for audiobooks and videos related to the medical industry. Just like in the medical A/V department, find out the production company, and reach out.
Before long, you’ll be on your way to plenty of lucrative projects doing medical industry voice over work. Best of luck to you!