Health information technology workers value competitive benefits packages and perks, according to a new report.
The 2016 Health IT Job Perk Report published by HealthITJobs.com revealed that health IT employees enjoy job satisfaction and various company benefits.
According HIT Consultant, highlights of the report included the finding that 83 percent of health IT professionals are satisfied with their jobs and that career advancement and the ability to use their skills every day are the factors that make health IT workers happy in their positions. Some 89 percent of health IT workers would recommended working in the field to a young person.
Health insurance is offered to 86 percent of health IT workers and dental insurance is offered to 81 percent. Health IT employees responded that they would most like to receive work from home options, overtime pay and flexible schedule benefits.
While there is a high job satisfaction level, 51 percent of health IT workers plan to change jobs next year.
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data showed that health IT employment is predicted to increase by 22 percent between 2012 and 2024, according to University of South Florida Health. The source recommended that job searchers look for opportunities in the fast-growing fields of electronic health records, coding and data analysis.