5 Top Drivers of NP, PA Job Satisfaction

More than 70 percent of nurse practitioners and physician assistants are satisfied with their jobs, according to a recent Jackson Healthcare survey, Advanced Practice Trends 2012-2013: An Attitude and Outlook Report on Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants.

Though 74 percent of NPs and PAs are happy with their job, different factors drive that satisfaction. According to the survey, here are five things NPs and PAs enjoy most about practicing medicine:

1. Work environment and/or staff: 37 percent
2. Patients and/or the ability to make a difference: 28 percent
3. Pay and benefits: 27 percent
4. Autonomy: 21 percent
5. Variety, challenging cases and/or the ability to grow: 14 percent

The survey's findings are based on responses from 395 physician assistants and nurse practitioners.

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