We surveyed 883 hospitalists to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical hospitalist. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as a hospitalist?

Low

High

Working as a hospitalist typically doesn’t require the use of high levels of intelligence in daily tasks.

Can I learn to become a hospitalist?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as a hospitalist typically depends predominantly on qualities you can gain through experience, with a small aspect of skills you are born with.

Is it easy to get a job as a hospitalist?

Easy

Hard

It’s typically difficult to find a job as a hospitalist. If you’re curious about the numbers, check out the job market for hospitalists.

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Do hospitalists work full-time or part-time?

64% of hospitalists work in full-time roles while 36% work part-time.

Is being a hospitalist stressful?

Low

High

Hospitalists tend not to find their jobs stressful, which likely contributes positively to career satisfaction.

Is being organized important as a hospitalist?

Low

High

Organization is not considered a particuarly important part of being a hospitalist.

How competitive is the workplace for hospitalists?

Low

High

Hospitalists see mild competition in their workplace.

Does being a hospitalist require frequent time pressure to complete tasks?

Low

High

Hospitalists will have to sometimes face time pressure on the job.

Are hospitalists allowed to express themselves creatively?

Low

High

Hospitalists rarely get a chance to express themselves creatively.

Do hospitalists have control over the direction of their work?

Low

High

Hospitalists tend to have a set and inflexible work schedule that they are unable to deviate from too much.

Is being a hospitalist physically demanding?

Low

High

Being a hospitalist may occasionally require demanding physical activity, which may make it not a suitable career choice for everyone.

Are hospitalists exposed to a wide variety of work?

Low

High

Hospitalists tend to have a monotonous work routine, with little variety in their day-to-day tasks.

Does being a hospitalist require attention to detail?

Low

High

Attention to detail isn't necessarily required to be successful as a hospitalist.

Does being a good hospitalist require compassion and empathy?

Low

High

Being compassionate and empathetic is considered helpful to those looking to pursue careers as hospitalists.