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More than a third of healthcare workers, 34 percent, plan to look for a new job in 2013, according to a study from CareerBuilder. That’s up from 24 percent who said the same in a similar survey last year.
This year’s survey also found 45 percent of healthcare plan to look for a new job over the next two years. Eighty-two percent said that while they are not actively looking for a job today, they would be open to a new position if they came across the right opportunity.
“Not only are healthcare organizations dealing with a shortage of high-skill workers, they are facing higher demand fueled by an aging population and more Americans having access to medical benefits," said Jason Lovelace , president of CareerBuilder Healthcare.
The survey included both healthcare workers and healthcare employers. Other survey findings include:
- 60 percent of healthcare workers say they are burned out on their jobs.
- 34 percent of healthcare employers said their top staffing challenge for 2013 was lifting employee morale.
- 34 percent of healthcare employers said they currently have open positions for which they can’t find qualified candidates. Among healthcare organizations with more than 50 employees, that figure is 43 percent.
- 75 percent of healthcare workers say they do not earn their desired salary; 29 percent saying not anywhere near it.
- 18 percent of healthcare workers said they are dissatisfied with their work/life balance,
- 24 percent of healthcare workers are not satisfied with their career progress.
- 29 percent of healthcare workers are currently trying to acquire skills in a new industry or field.
The study was conducted online by Harris Interactive on behalf of CareerBuilder among more than 500 U.S. healthcare workers and more than 240 U.S. healthcare employers.