Bioinformatics scientists are about average in terms of happiness.

At CareerExplorer, we conduct an ongoing survey with millions of people and ask them how satisfied they are with their careers. As it turns out, bioinformatics scientists rate their career happiness 3.2 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 48% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy bioinformatics scientists are to similar careers in the industry. Take a look at the results below:

Salaries and satisfaction ratings in similar careers

Career Satisfaction Avg Salary
Disaster recovery specialist
3.3
$41k
Biochemist
3.3
$87k
Geospatial information scientist
3.3
$90k
Geodesist
3.3
$63k
Scientist
3.3
$70k
Bioinformatics scientist
3.2
$82k
Atmospheric scientist
3.2
$95k
IT security consultant
3.2
$60k
Industrial ecologist
3.2
$71k
Geneticist
3.2
$82k

So what does it mean to be happy in your career? Let’s break it down into different dimensions:

  • Salary: Are bioinformatics scientists happy with their salary?
  • Meaning: Do bioinformatics scientists find their jobs meaningful?
  • Personality fit: How well suited are people’s personalities to their everyday tasks as bioinformatics scientists?
  • Work environment: How enjoyable are bioinformatics scientist’s work environments?
  • Skills utilization: Are bioinformatics scientists making the best use of their abilities?

Are bioinformatics scientists happy with their salary?