To determine characteristics associated with differences among radiologists in professional satisfaction and the effect of satisfaction on career plans.
The American College of radiology surveyed 2,804 radiologists and nuclear medicine specialists in the United States.
Single-variable and multivariate analyses were performed.
Sixty-five percent of radiologists were currently satisfied with their profession ; 31% were more satisfied than they were 5 years ago, 32% felt the same, and 37% were less satisfied.
Current satisfaction was most likely for radiologists with a diagnostic radiology subspecialty, board certification, age over 45 years, an academic practice, a salaried position, a full-time practice, urban location, and location in the West.
Professional satisfaction relative to that 5 years ago was particularly high for (among others) young radiologists.
Poorly satisfied radiologists were more likely to plan a career change and eventual Part-time work.
Female radiologists were as satisfied as males.
This study identifies sources of radiologists'satisfaction and dissatisfaction and effects of satisfaction on career plans.
Mots-clés Pascal : Radiologie, Radiologue, Etats Unis, Satisfaction professionnelle, Etude socioéconomique, Carrière professionnelle, Analyse statistique, Sexe, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Radiology, Radiologist, United States, Job satisfaction, Socioeconomic study, Career, Statistical analysis, Sex, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0169646
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 09/06/1995.