Contracted health care professionals are generally satisfied with their chosen occupation, according to results of a recent survey.
At least the employees of Medical Staffing Network Healthcare, which offers a variety of clinicians and other professionals primarily in hospitals but also in other settings, seem content. The company asked employees in January to anonymously respond to its 2014 Pulse of the Healthcare Industry survey and got about 1,650 responses. The results:
* Fifty-eight percent are confident in their job security and two-thirds feel fulfilled.
* Eighty-six percent would recommend the health care profession to future workers.
* While 60 percent do not expect to seek another job within six months, 35 percent are looking for a change.
* Nearly equal numbers of respondents have positive, negative or uncertain views of the industrys future under the Affordable Care Act.
* Rate of pay is the most important workplace attribute, followed by flexibility, location and schedule. Environment and benefits ranked almost as high, with lagging attributes being co-workers and career goals.
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