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Result Summary for Survey:Thoracic Portal Survey - VATS Lobectomy Training and Instruction
Job Satisfaction Survey Assessment
Overall, feelings regarding autonomy in the workplace, career choice, and subspecialty choice were rated neutral or positive, whereas personal time, income, and administrative duties were regarded with dissatisfaction. There did not appear to be any differences among age groups with regard to their satisfaction ratings.
Women were somewhat more positive towards career aspects including autonomy, career choice, and subspecialty choice. However, the relatively small number of women who participated in the study may have skewed the results somewhat.
Satisfaction with autonomy, career choice, and subspecialty choice appeared to be somewhat higher among Asian surgeons and those from regions outside of North America and Europe. Respondents from Europe tended to feel the most dissatisfaction with personal time, income, and administrative duties compared to participants from the other geographic regions.
Overall, satisfaction was good for career choice and subspecialty choice, but the survey identified several areas of dissatisfaction, including personal time, income, and administrative responsibilities, that detract from overall satisfaction. To achieve greater job satisfaction, these specific areas could be targeted for attention.