In worker's comp case mgt there are positions in telephonic and in field case management. Field Case management (FCM) requires an RN at the minimum. The requirements are State specific, as worker's comp is administered State by State law.
Typically, FCM is a work at home position but requires a LOT of field work (driving) and visiting patients, and the patients employer, Docs, PT etc. This field is typically a salaried position and often has BONUS pay over a certain number of hours. It is a productivity position, meaning insurance carriers pay the case management company for the time worked on a case. So, it is a stressful, high energy, ever changing, autonomous, independent type of position. If you time manage well and love the challenge of juggling, this may be for you. Working at home can be isolating, but you will be out in the field an learning the local docs... especially ortho and neuro docs and occasionally a hospital for Catastrophic management.
If you have worked in home health care, it is very similar. You make your schedule and time management is hugely important.... there is paperwork and reports to be done and you must balance your field time with the paperwork time. RNs who do well and like home health, will usually do well in FCM. You can expect a salary of $55K-$65K plus bonus potential, which can be sizable. You will be on the road during the day and sometimes writing your reports at night. Meeting deadlines is essential.
If you prefer going into an office from 8-5 and having work structured for you, are lower energy and just want to get your job done and go home, I would suggest telephonic case management.
Each State could have extra credentialing you may need, so check on your State Worker's comp law. (FCM credentialing may be different than telephonic!)
In Florida, you need your RN plus one of the following
MANDATORY credential- CCM, CRRN, CDMS, COHN.... google them if you aren't sure what they are but they all require a test which is offered at various times during the year.
HINT- check different case management or insurance companies for openings. There is a current postings at ~Coventry~ for Florida ....
but there are other companies out there as well... just look for a company that has Workers' Comp case management....
GOOD LUCK! There are many of us that have been in this field for a long time... if you love it, you love it and stay with it.