I’ve been preparing for HIMSS next week and particularly my meetup at the HIMSS Career Fair, and I came to an important realization. A job in healthcare IT is a pretty great job.
I’ve seen some early survey results from a healthcare IT job survey that Pivot Point Consulting, a Vaco Company, will be releasing at HIMSS and it’s shocking how many healthcare IT professionals they surveyed were satisfied or highly satisfied with their jobs.
When you look at it, it makes a lot of sense. Most healthcare IT jobs are well-paying jobs. They may not be as much as some other IT jobs out there, but they’re still generally high paying jobs. As we’ve discussed in previous blog posts, once you reach a certain salary level then your salary has much less effect on your job satisfaction. Instead, you look for other things in your job. Luckily, in healthcare IT, there are plenty of other things to enjoy about your job. Not the least of which is the mission of healthcare which brings so many of us satisfaction in the work we do.
That’s not to say that healthcare IT professionals don’t have parts of their jobs they don’t enjoy. We all have that in every job. That doesn’t make it a bad job. It just makes it a job.
At the end of the day, most healthcare IT jobs are great jobs. They pay a good salary and have an extraordinary mission. We should all feel pretty grateful to be able to work in this industry.