A Study on the Rationale of Moonlighting among Health Care Professionals in Chennai City


  • S.kumaresh , Dr.A.Bhooma Devi


The health care industry is a colloquium of sectors that provides enormous and extended services
to keep people hale and healthy. The health care professionals take extreme care in achieving the objective
they are vested with. Life in the present scenario pushes both the spouses to work and also instigates one or
both to do moonlighting. What is moonlighting - it is doing a second job in one's regular employment
without the knowledge of the employer. This moonlighting is found in the private sector that the public
sector. When we talk about health care professionals, they work in a hospital and have their clinics near their
residence and at times multiple as well. This is not only for doctors but for everyone in the health care
industry. This paper focuses on the reasons for moonlighting by health care professionals in Chennai city
with a sample of 197. A structured questionnaire was circulated among health care professionals and the
same was statistically tested. The findings of the study revealed that the basic reason behind moonlighting
was the job demands and competition in the industry that forces professions to opt for moonlighting