Biostatisticians 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, biostatisticians rate their career happiness 3.3 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 42% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy biostatisticians 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
Epidemiologist
3.4
$79k
Hydrologist
3.4
$84k
Biomedical engineer
3.4
$97k
Biologist
3.3
$83k
Biostatistician
3.3
$96k
Biochemist
3.3
$102k
Geospatial information scientist
3.3
$90k
Geodesist
3.3
$62k
Scientist
3.3
$87k

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

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

Are biostatisticians happy with their salary?

Biostatisticians rated their satisfaction with their salaries 3.6/5. The majority of biostatisticians are quite happy with their salaries, with very few having complaints about their income level.

We asked biostatisticians how fairly compensated they are for their work.
Their response was:

3.6 out of 5 stars

30 biostatisticians

5 Star
27%

27% of biostatisticians rated their compensation 5 stars

4 Star
30%

30% of biostatisticians rated their compensation 4 stars

3 Star
27%

27% of biostatisticians rated their compensation 3 stars

2 Star
13%

13% of biostatisticians rated their compensation 2 stars

1 Star
3%

3% of biostatisticians rated their compensation 1 stars

Do biostatisticians find their jobs meaningful?

On average, biostatisticians rate the meaningfulness of their work a 3.2/5. Unlike many careers, biostatisticians have little difficulty finding meaning in their work, and it likely constitutes one of the main reasons people become biostatisticians.

We asked biostatisticians how meaningful they found their work.
Their response was:

3.2 out of 5 stars

30 biostatisticians

5 Star
20%

20% of biostatisticians rated how meaningful they found their career 5 stars

4 Star
33%

33% of biostatisticians rated how meaningful they found their career 4 stars

3 Star
13%

13% of biostatisticians rated how meaningful they found their career 3 stars

2 Star
17%

17% of biostatisticians rated how meaningful they found their career 2 stars

1 Star
17%

17% of biostatisticians rated how meaningful they found their career 1 stars

How well are people’s personalities suited to everyday tasks as biostatisticians?

Biostatisticians rated their personality fit with their work an average of 3.4/5. The majority of biostatisticians find their personalities quite well suited to their work, with relatively few having complaints about their fit.

We asked biostatisticians how well their personalities fit into their careers.
Their response was:

3.4 out of 5 stars

34 biostatisticians

5 Star
21%

21% of biostatisticians rated their career fit 5 stars

4 Star
32%

32% of biostatisticians rated their career fit 4 stars

3 Star
26%

26% of biostatisticians rated their career fit 3 stars

2 Star
9%

9% of biostatisticians rated their career fit 2 stars

1 Star
12%

12% of biostatisticians rated their career fit 1 stars

How enjoyable is a biostatistician’s work environment?

As a whole, biostatisticians rated their enjoyment of their work environment 3.5/5. A solid majority of biostatisticians enjoy their work environment, probably contributing to overall higher satisfaction with working as a biostatistician.

We asked biostatisticians how much they enjoyed their work environment.
Their response was:

3.5 out of 5 stars

34 biostatisticians

5 Star
18%

18% of biostatisticians rated their work environment 5 stars

4 Star
38%

38% of biostatisticians rated their work environment 4 stars

3 Star
21%

21% of biostatisticians rated their work environment 3 stars

2 Star
21%

21% of biostatisticians rated their work environment 2 stars

1 Star
3%

3% of biostatisticians rated their work environment 1 stars

Are biostatisticians making the best use of their abilities?

Former biostatisticians on CareerExplorer have rated their skills utilization 3.4/5. Most biostatisticians surveyed find that they manage to use their abilities to their fullest as a biostatistician, which helps contribute to higher career satisfaction in the long term.

We asked biostatisticians how well their abilities were used in their careers.
Their response was:

3.4 out of 5 stars

34 biostatisticians

5 Star
18%

18% of biostatisticians rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 5 stars

4 Star
44%

44% of biostatisticians rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 4 stars

3 Star
9%

9% of biostatisticians rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 3 stars

2 Star
21%

21% of biostatisticians rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 2 stars

1 Star
9%

9% of biostatisticians rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 1 stars