Job Satisfaction among Medical Specialists in Sudan
Maintaining a high Job satisfaction is crucial for ensuring optimal performance of employees. As stressful and sensitive the job of doctors could be, it is necessary to prove all the help and support to keep doctors running with the best they could. It is well established that dissatisfaction of doctors is associated with more adverse incidents, more job turnover and more migration of health care workers. More than three quarters of specialists were generally satisfied with their career despite 24% describing the career as stressful. However, they were quite dissatisfied with factors like income and working environment. 57% of specialists had plans to work outside the country. On the contrary, factors causing high satisfaction included relationships with fellow specialists and other medical staff and the general outcome of patients. Specialists are quite happy with the career they chose despite the hardships they face. However, the factors surrounding the jobs appear to be difficult and draining. Many specialists are intending to find jobs outside the country.
Keywords: Specialists, Job, Satisfaction