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If You Had to Do It Again …

Would you choose the same career? Yes, 85% of you would; and this rate has increased over three years. More than 1,200 clinicians responded to our third annual survey, asking about your level of satisfaction with various aspects of your profession. Here’s what you told us.


 

In this era of “burnout”—when a PubMed search of the term yields more than 13,000 results—it’s heartening to discover that 72% of all clinicians are always and almost always satisfied at work. In contrast to physicians, who report a 42% burnout rate, only 6% of NPs and PAs report the same.1 This bodes well for your patients’ satisfaction.2

On the following pages, we focus on the details, with breakouts by specialty, region, and practice setting. Be sure to check out your top seven most desirable benefits by availability; CE/CME reimbursements; and salary information by gender and workweek.

1. Medscape National Physician Burnout & Depression Report 2018. www.medscape.com/slideshow/2018-lifestyle-burnoutdepression-6009235#2. Accessed November 17, 2018.
2. The Connection Between Employee Satisfaction and Patient Satisfaction. www.amnhealthcare.com/latest-healthcare-news/459/1033. AMN Healthcare. Accessed November 17, 2018.

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