WHAT FACTORS DO hospitalists say make them more—or less—satisfied with their careers? We asked that question in the 2023 Today’s Hospitalist Compensation & Career Survey.
A huge number of hospitalists—more than three-quarters—said that compensation and work schedules are key to career satisfaction. And more than half said that burnout is a key to dissatisfaction in their careers.
Here are the top five satisfiers and dissatisfiers in hospitalists’ careers that we identified in our survey.
Most important to satisfaction
Hospitalists said the No. 1 factor in being satisfied with their careers is compensation, which was cited by 75.8% of survey respondents. Work schedule, which came in at a close second, was chosen by 75.1%.
Coming in third was collegiality among group members, administration, staff and referring physicians, which was cited by 60.6%. Being respected came in fourth and was identified by 40.9%.
Location came in fifth and was named by 39.4% of respondents. What fuels dissatisfaction
On the list of dissatisfiers, burnout took first place, cited by 57.7% of survey respondents. Administrative issues like documentation and coding compliance came in at a close second, with 53.6% of respondents naming it as a major dissatisfier.
Bad patient behavior came in third, identified as a dissatisfier by 40.6%. Scheduling issues, like too many hours and too little flexibility, came in fourth, with 24.6% saying it was a dissatisfier.
And the fifth biggest dissatisfier for hospitalists? Time issues leading to workload stress, cited by 21.5%.
For more on hospitalist careers, check out our 2023 Compensation & Career guide here.