It’s that time of year again. Time to find out what makes you tick. And what ticks you off. In Medscape’s 2018 Physician Lifestyle & Happiness Report, more than 15,000 physicians across 29 specialties were surveyed about their lifestyle choices, from their spiritual beliefs to their happiness outside of work. The study was designed to assess how certain lifestyle choices relate to job satisfaction, burnout, depression and more.
Based on the survey results, physician satisfaction is tied to more than salary, title, or even specialty. Factors that influenced satisfaction ran the gamut from personality traits to marital status, exercise habits to vacations taken—or not taken. The spectrum of choices related to satisfaction is as individual as the physicians making them.
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