One Third of Health Care Workers Plan to Look for a New Job

Chicago — April 30

Heavy patient loads, smaller staffs and higher stress levels may be causing health care workers to check themselves out of their facilities, a new study suggests.

More than a third (34 percent) of health care workers say they plan to look for a new job in 2013, according to a survey by CareerBuilder, up from 24 percent last year.

Nearly half (45 percent) plan to look for a new job over the next two years, and 82 percent said that while they are not actively looking for a job, they would be open to a new position if they came across the right opportunity.

The survey, conducted online by Harris Interactive between Feb. 11 and March 6, included more than 500 U.S. health care workers and more than 240 U.S. health care employers.

Source: CareerBuilder