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Table 2 Challenges experienced in getting a job as a nephrologist by age cohort N (% of age cohort)

From: Results of the 2014–2015 Canadian Society of Nephrology workforce survey

  Overalla (n = 282) Age 31–40a (n = 70) Age 41–50a (n = 112) Age 51–60a (n = 65) Age 61–70a (n = 27) Age >70a (n = 7)
No challenge finding a job in nephrology 191 (67.7)b 38 (54.3) 75 (67.0) 51 (78.5) 21 (77.8) 5 (71.4)
I could not find a nephrology job in Canada 5 (1.8) 2 (2.9) 0 (0.0) 1 (1.5) 1 (3.7) 1 (14.3)
I could not find a nephrology job in the location of my choice 37 (13.1) 16 (22.9) 14 (12.5) 6 (9.2) 1 (3.7) 0 (0.0)
I could not find a nephrology job where my particular skills could be used 10 (3.5) 6 (8.6) 4 (3.6) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
Non-nephrology job-related factors, e.g., no job available for my spouse or significant other 10 (3.5) 4 (5.7) 4 (3.6) 2 (3.1) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
Job vacancies appeared to be filled/candidate selection made prior to the advertisement posting 29 (10.3) 14 (20.0) 11 (9.8) 3 (4.6) 1 (3.7) 0 (0.0)
Canadian immigration, language, or training restrictions/requirement 8 (2.8) 1 (1.4) 5 (4.5) 0 (0.0) 2 (7.4) 0 (0.0)
Difficulty identifying job vacancies in Canada due to inconsistent posting 34 (12.1) 14 (20.0) 15 (13.4) 2 (3.1) 2 (7.4) 1 (14.3)
Others 23 (8.2) 7 (10.0) 8 (7.1) 5 (7.7) 2 (7.4) 1 (14.3)
  1. aAdds to >100 % as respondents could select more than one answer
  2. bOne survey respondent did not state their age