Top 3 Reasons for Changing Healthcare Employers
Numerous factors play into an employee’s overall satisfaction. Sometimes the benefits are average, but the advancement opportunities are endless. Or the manager-employee relationship is poor, but the pay is considerable. Whether an individual is on the job hunt or evaluating their current position, compensation is usually front-of-mind. So where does the healthcare industry stand in salary and job satisfaction?
According to the 2017-2018 Health eCareers Salary Guide, 58% of healthcare workers are happy with their current employment situation – a 1% increase over 2016. Nurse practitioners and physician assistants are some of the happiest healthcare employees. More than a quarter of NPs (27%) and PAs (24%) reported they are very happy with their job and salary.
Although 30% of healthcare workers say they are are actively looking for better opportunities, only 12% expressed they are so unhappy they want to change employers as soon as possible. Among the unhappy were executives, physicians/surgeons, counseling and social service workers and healthcare IT professionals.
Based on this study, the top 3 reasons for changing employers are: inadequate salaries, the desire for more rewarding or challenging work, and the preference for a different manager. How can these situations be avoided or handled before it’s too late?