However we also work at the whim of hospital administrators who care more about profit than patient care sometimes. If I need new equipment in the interventional radiology suite, I need to make my case to bureaucrats who may not understand the technical aspects of the new device.
There are a lot of things to thinkg about when entering the healthcare world as a physician, today there are more regulations and requirements then ever placed on them. With that said it is also important for me to acknowledge that hospitals have become a billion dollar business with this business comes some excellent perks:
3) Retirement Planning
4) Job Stability
5) Support staff (HIM, Coders, schedulers, billing analysts, nurses, patient technicians, janitors...)
The largest disadvantage is that hospitals are open 24 hours a day 365 days a year and they expect their employees to be available unless they are on vacation so that leads to quite a bit of time off being used for simple weekends off or needing to leave work early.
Otherwise I agree with the above. Hours, workload, and weekend/holiday schedules are less strenuous at clinics.