Title of Work
Physician Assistant Burnout, Job Satisfaction, and Career Flexibility in Minnesota
City of Publication or Presentation
Journal of the American Academy of PAs
Objectives: This study explores associations between job satisfaction, career flexibility and burnout among physician assistants in Minnesota.
Methods: A survey comprised of the Maslach Burnout Inventory, a validated burnout tool, and original questions was emailed to physician assistants practicing in Minnesota. Spearman’s rank correlation coefficients were used to assess associations between variables and burnout.
Results: Physician assistants (response rate=31.4%, n=312) reported moderate burnout levels despite high rates of both career and job satisfaction. Working in primary care and being female were associated with higher rates of burnout. Job satisfaction was associated with a lower rate of burnout.
Conclusions: Minnesota physician assistants report moderate levels of burnout, particularly among females in primary care. Further research should examine a broader population and the impact of burnout on patient care
Osborn, Molly; Satrom, Jessica; Schlenker, Alyssa; Hazel, Megan; Mason, Meghan; and Hartwig, Kari A., "Physician Assistant Burnout, Job Satisfaction, and Career Flexibility in Minnesota" (2019). Physician Assistant Faculty Scholarship. 19.