How Happy Are You?
Do you love your job? Benefits can’t be beat? You are not alone!
Clinician Reviews polled 1,000 clinicians on the value of employee benefits and level of job satisfaction and found some happy results. The poll included both PAs and NPs and found that on the whole, those who reported being satisfied “always” or “most of the time” spend more time (on average 5 hours) in direct patient care. Working slightly fewer hours per week didn’t hurt satisfaction either.
PAs and NPs were in agreement about the 12 most important benefits that employers can offer. They include employer-subsidized health and dental insurance, subsidized professional liability insurance, and flexible work policies, among others.
The clinicians polled have no regrets: when asked whether they would change jobs, a majority (58%) of clinicians felt adequately prepared by their educational training and indicated they would stay right where they are. However, the group was willing to consider change for certain reasons. More than 50% of NPs and PAs cited salary/compensation, work-life balance, work conditions, and schedule flexibility as factors that would influence their decision to seek or accept a new position. Seventy percent of those surveyed felt their current job responsibilities match their expectations prior to their first job.
Good news for PAs: though 77% of this group agreed that their educational training was adequate to prepare them for their daily responsibilities, a larger portion of PAs felt adequately trained (85.9%) compared to NPs (68.4%).
Byline: Martha L. Sikes, MS, RPh, PA-C
Posted: January 3, 2017
Source: Clinician Reviews
Adapted from the original article.