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

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 laboratory professionals. Methods: The study utilized a cross-sectional survey design. The survey was administered online via the American Society for Clinical Pathology's survey tool, to elicit information about job satisfaction, well-being, job stress, and burnout among medical laboratory professionals. Results: Although this survey shows high job satisfaction among respondents, overall job-related stress is high and burnout is prevalent. The majority of the respondents rated their work-life balance as "fair." The main contributing factors to job stress, burnout, and work-life balance are quantity of workload and understaffing. Conclusions: Based on the results of this survey, creating targeted interventions may help improve the quality of well-being programs for laboratory professionals. A comprehensive wellness program developed at the institutional, local, and national levels may improve morale and alleviate the recruitment and retention challenges faced by medical laboratory professionals.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)470-486
Number of pages17
JournalAmerican journal of clinical pathology
Volume153
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 9 2020

Keywords

  • Burnout
  • Education
  • Job satisfaction
  • Laboratory professionals
  • Laboratory workforce
  • Management/administration
  • Well-being

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine

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