Healthcare Workers Dissatisfied with Stagnant Pay Raises

Chelsea Rice, for HealthLeaders Media , June 24, 2013

Healthcare professionals are on the move Survey

A survey conducted in January and February 2013 by Monster, the online job search engine, highlighted compensation as an area of dissatisfaction for healthcare professionals. Only 20% of respondents believe their employers are willing to give raises this year over last year, and it's pushing them to seek promotions or salary increases by jumping to new positions.

On, 190 healthcare jobs are viewed every minute by both job seekers and employers.

Job seekers are showing confidence. Thirty-four percent of survey respondents felt there were more job openings today than last year for their field, and 81% of healthcare professionals felt confident they could find a job in the next twelve months. Almost half (47%) said they were willing to relocate for the right opportunity.

The matches seem to also be improving. Fifty-seven percent felt that hiring managers understood their skills and abilities, so the chances of a good match between a job-hunting professional and an open position are also increasing.

With the willingness to relocate, the industry can anticipate a flood to job markets in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, and Houston, where healthcare workers are most likely to find work, according to Monster.

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