Advisory Board July 7, 2022
A survey from CHG Healthcare found that almost half of physicians changed jobs during the pandemic in search of work-life balance, suggesting that many physicians are no longer “willing to work 100-hour weeks and have no life outside their jobs.”
Report details and key findings
For the report, CHG surveyed 534 physicians around the country about their career changes from the start of the Covid-19 pandemic through April 2022. Among the respondents, 40% were in the early stage of their careers, 26% were mid-career, and 34% were in their late careers.
According to the report, 43% of physicians changed jobs during the pandemic, 8% retired, and 3% left medicine for non-clinical careers.
Overall, the primary motivation physicians cited for their career change was a...