For what I believe is the 4th year in a row, Greythorn asked Healthcare IT professionals to participate in their Healthcare IT Market Survey. This survey and associated report assess the following areas:
– Job Satisfaction
– Industry Participation
– Benefits and perks
– Hiring Trends
You can download the full survey report. A few thoughts on the report. First, they had 61% female and 39% male participants in the survey. That’s really interesting that so many women wanted to participate since the breakdown of male-female in healthcare IT is likely the opposite percentage and that might be being generous. It was also interesting to see that the majority of respondents were from Epic as well.
I was interested to see that 64% of those surveyed worked between 41-50 hours per week. Seems like overtime is the norm in healthcare IT. Of course, 13% said they work 31-40 hours (my guess is that most of them are closer to 40). I’m not sure what to think about the 6% that are working more than 60 hours per week. That’s burnout waiting to happen.
The survey also indicated a rosier view of healthcare IT than previous years. I find that interesting since I see quite a bit of contraction in the EHR consulting market and a maturing of the EHR industry thanks to the maturing of meaningful use. Although, I think many people’s optimistic view of healthcare IT also likely corresponds to the generally good economy we have. A dip in the economy would likely cause a dip in healthcare IT optimism. It also doesn’t hurt that the majority of healthcare IT professionals make $50k+ and many significantly more.
The Greythorn report is always interesting and I also love the little tidbits of analysis that they include with all the charts and data. The healthcare IT salary listings near the end will also be of interest to many readers.
What data in the report stood out to you?
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