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SURVEY Finds Early Career Physician Job Satisfaction within First Position, 26% moderately satisfied

By Survey Report: Millennial doctors still finding jobs the old-fashioned way | By Chad Saley

April 11, 2018

Job satisfaction

Four out of five (82%) physicians who completed their residencies or fellowships in 2014, 2015, or 2016, and who have obtained their first permanent contract position, are still working in the same facility and are generally satisfied with their jobs. Ninety-one percent indicated they were extremely satisfied, very satisfied, or moderately satisfied with their current jobs, and just 18 percent state they will seek a new position when their contract expires.

For those no longer at their first positions, only 37 percent left before their contracts expired.

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CompHealth, in partnership with Hanover Research, administered a survey to 592 early career physicians. The physicians surveyed had completed their medical training between 2014 and 2018. The goal of this study is to better understand the processes by which residents, fellows, and physicians search for jobs, to gain insights into their plans for post-training life, and to shed light on their perceptions of locum tenens.

About CompHealth

CompHealth is a national leader in healthcare staffing, serving providers in more than 100 specialties. CompHealth was founded in 1979 and is now the largest locum tenens staffing agency in the U.S. The company also specializes in permanent physician placement and both temporary and permanent allied healthcare staffing. CompHealth is part of the CHG Healthcare family of companies, which is ranked No. 69 on FORTUNE magazine’s list of “100 Best Companies to Work For.”

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