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Read Advisory Board's take: 2 steps to improve some of the "worst" jobs
CareerCast recently released its 2019 Jobs Rated Report, which ranks genetic counselor as the best job in health care and the fifth-best job overall.
For the report, CareerCast categorized the critical aspects of each job into four "core criteria," or "general categories that are inherent to every job." Those categories were:
Of the 224 jobs ranked by CareerCast, the 10 worst-ranked jobs in health care were:
The worst-ranked job overall was taxi driver.
Meanwhile, the 10 highest ranked jobs in health care were:
The top-ranked job on the list overall was data scientist (CareerCast 2019 Jobs Rated Report, accessed 5/7; CareerCast 2019 Jobs Rated Report methodology, accessed 5/7).
Sarah Evans, Practice Manager, Physician Executive Council
It's undeniable that physicians have faced record levels of stress, burnout, and workflow disruption in recent years. But do physicians (and physician assistants and surgeons) really have some of the "worst jobs" in healthcare? We're not fully convinced—but we do know that many health systems have significant running room to improve physician engagement and address common pain-points of the profession. Here are two main areas health systems can focus on:
Creating ongoing forums—both to surface common pain-points and collaborate on system-strategy—doesn't require outsized investment. Rather, we've found that organizations can move the dial on engagement by improving day-to-day communications and meeting structure—and by involving physicians early on in new change initiatives. See our recent blog post for just one example of how organizations have achieved this.
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Then, to learn 14 data-driven best practices to engage physicians today, download our new research report, the Data-Driven Road Map for Physician Engagement.
Hospitals increasingly employ physicians but continue to struggle with engagement and turnover. Robust physician onboarding is leaders’ critical opportunity to sustain—and build on—new hires’ naturally high engagement levels during their first year of tenure.
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