The American Society for Clinical Pathology's Job Satisfaction, Well-Being, and Burnout Survey of Pathologists

Edna Garcia, Iman Kundu, Melissa Kelly, Ryan Soles, Lotte Mulder, Geoffrey A. Talmon

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Abstract

Objectives: To examine job satisfaction, well-being, job stress, and burnout among pathologists. Methods: The study utilized a cross-sectional survey design. The survey was administered online via the American Society for Clinical Pathology's (ASCP's) survey tool to elicit information about job satisfaction, well-being, job stress, and burnout among pathologists. Results: Job satisfaction is high and well-being is rated fair to good by most respondents. However, feelings of anxiety or worry about work, high levels of stress, and burnout are prevalent among pathologists. The main contributing factor to job stress, burnout, and work-life balance is quantity of workload. Conclusions: Creating targeted interventions based on the results of this survey may help improve the type and quality of wellness programs for pathologists. Trust among team members, managers and clinicians, and institutions can help reduce stress and increase collaboration, engagement, and motivation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)435-448
Number of pages14
JournalAmerican journal of clinical pathology
Volume153
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 9 2020

Keywords

  • Burnout
  • Education
  • Job satisfaction
  • Management/administration
  • Pathologists
  • Pathology Workforce
  • Well-being

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine

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