Qualities of the Best Healthcare IT Employers

The Anatomy of the Best Health IT Employers

HealthITJobs.com 2015 Employee Satisfaction Survey. HealthITJobs.com

The most desirable health IT employers all have one thing in common — industry professionals want to work for them. But what do these employers have that the others do not? What do health IT professionals desire most from their jobs, and from their employers?

HealthITJobs.com  shared findings from its 2015 Job Satisfaction survey. The survey asked respondents what they like most, and least, about their employers and what improvements are needed in their workplaces.

Some of the survey's highlights shed light on what healthcare IT pros think about their income, their bosses, and work-life balance:

  • 51.3 percent of health IT pros rated their supervisor’s ability to lead and engage at level 5 or below.

  • 40.9 percent said the option to work from home was the most important perk a company can offer.

  • Only 20 percent of health IT pros said their salary is the best thing about their current employment, while 24.9 percent said their salary needs improvement.

  • On a scale from 1 to 10, 52.2 percent of health IT pros feel chronic stress levels at a 6 or above at work on average

What Do Healthcare IT Employers Want Most from an Employer?

Other interesting highlights from the survey revealed how healthcare IT professionals feel about their co-workers, job stress, and company size.

  • Co-workers: 89 percent of health IT pros said work relationships matter to their quality of life.

  • Stress: More than half (52.2 percent) of health IT pros feel chronic stress at a 6 or above at work on average.

  • Company size: More than half (57.7 percent) of health IT pros prefer to work for a company with more than 250 employees.

What Does This Mean for Health IT Employers?

What does this mean for healthcare IT companies?

"To build a health IT company that employees won't want to leave, focus on the parts and perks that are most important to healthcare IT professionals."

What do you think about these statistics? Do you agree or disagree with the survey results? Not all professionals have the same career goals and objectives. The most important thing is that you are satisfied with your career and your employer. If not, then it may be time to make a change. 

Do You Need a New Healthcare IT Job?

Are you feeling restless in your current job? Is it time for you to start looking around? Always consider if the potential advantages of a job change outweigh the drawbacks of staying in your current role. All jobs and employers have perks and challenges — no single job or company is perfect in every way. However, if you feel that there are more negatives than positives to your current job, you may want to seriously consider seeking other job options and making a career change. 

Sometimes, evaluating other opportunities may make you appreciate what you have in your current job, and you may ultimately decide to stay with your current employer. Or, by looking around and considering other jobs, you may confirm that there are much better opportunities out there as you suspected.

Either way, as an employee, if you can do so discreetly, it never hurts to stay informed about the industry and what is going on at competing employers. One way to stay in the loop is to maintain a relationship with a knowledgeable recruiter who specializes in healthcare IT jobs. He or she can help make you aware of what the market bears for your specific role and skill set. 

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