5 Statistics on Healthcare Employees' Attitudes on the Job Market

Overall healthcare employee confidence rose by 4.1 points to 57.5 in the fourth quarter of 2012, according to the latest quarterly Randstad Healthcare Employee Confidence Index, a survey of 299 workers including physicians, healthcare administrators and other healthcare professionals.

The confidence index moves from 0 to 100, and a score above 50 indicates a positive confidence level. Here are some other key findings from the report. Survey responses were collected in October, November and December 2012.

• Approximately 30 percent of healthcare workers believe the economy is getting stronger compared with 20 percent in Q3.
• The number of healthcare workers who believe there are more jobs available increased to 22 percent — a nine percentage point increase from Q3.
• Sixty-two percent of healthcare workers remain confident in the future of their employers — a six percentage point increase from Q3.
• Approximately 31 percent of healthcare workers say they will begin looking for a new job in the next 12 months. That's 8 percentage points higher than in Q3.

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