Biotechnicians are below average when it comes to 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, biotechnicians rate their career happiness 3.1 out of 5 stars which puts them in the bottom 40% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy biotechnicians 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
Industrial ecologist
3.2
$77k
Meteorologist
3.2
$43k
Molecular biologist
3.2
$83k
Materials scientist
3.2
$100k
MRI technologist
3.1
$77k
Biotechnician
3.1
$48k
Microbiologist
3.1
$79k
Food science technologist
3.1
$78k
Chemical technician
2.9
$49k
Occupational health specialist
2.9
$73k

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

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

Are biotechnicians happy with their salary?

Biotechnicians rated their satisfaction with their salaries 2.9/5. Few are explicitly unhappy with their salaries, with most biotechnicians having generally positive views of their salary.

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

2.9 out of 5 stars

248 biotechnicians

5 Star
10%

10% of biotechnicians rated their compensation 5 stars

4 Star
26%

26% of biotechnicians rated their compensation 4 stars

3 Star
29%

29% of biotechnicians rated their compensation 3 stars

2 Star
15%

15% of biotechnicians rated their compensation 2 stars

1 Star
20%

20% of biotechnicians rated their compensation 1 stars

Do biotechnicians find their jobs meaningful?

On average, biotechnicians rate the meaningfulness of their work a 2.8/5. While most biotechnicians aren’t very fulfilled by their work, some people may still manage to find meaning in it.

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

2.8 out of 5 stars

256 biotechnicians

5 Star
17%

17% of biotechnicians rated how meaningful they found their career 5 stars

4 Star
19%

19% of biotechnicians rated how meaningful they found their career 4 stars

3 Star
18%

18% of biotechnicians rated how meaningful they found their career 3 stars

2 Star
23%

23% of biotechnicians rated how meaningful they found their career 2 stars

1 Star
23%

23% of biotechnicians rated how meaningful they found their career 1 stars

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

Biotechnicians rated their personality fit with their work an average of 3.5/5. The majority of biotechnicians find their personalities quite well suited to their work, with relatively few having complaints about their fit.

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

3.5 out of 5 stars

262 biotechnicians

5 Star
24%

24% of biotechnicians rated their career fit 5 stars

4 Star
27%

27% of biotechnicians rated their career fit 4 stars

3 Star
30%

30% of biotechnicians rated their career fit 3 stars

2 Star
11%

11% of biotechnicians rated their career fit 2 stars

1 Star
8%

8% of biotechnicians rated their career fit 1 stars

How enjoyable is a biotechnician’s work environment?

As a whole, biotechnicians rated their enjoyment of their work environment 3.3/5. Most of them tend to enjoy, or at least not be actively bothered by, their work environment.

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

3.3 out of 5 stars

259 biotechnicians

5 Star
19%

19% of biotechnicians rated their work environment 5 stars

4 Star
29%

29% of biotechnicians rated their work environment 4 stars

3 Star
25%

25% of biotechnicians rated their work environment 3 stars

2 Star
18%

18% of biotechnicians rated their work environment 2 stars

1 Star
10%

10% of biotechnicians rated their work environment 1 stars

Are biotechnicians making the best use of their abilities?

Former biotechnicians on CareerExplorer have rated their skills utilization 3.0/5. Biotechnicians tend to feel that they don’t manage to use their abilities to their fullest, when compared to other careers.

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

3.0 out of 5 stars

258 biotechnicians

5 Star
17%

17% of biotechnicians rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 5 stars

4 Star
18%

18% of biotechnicians rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 4 stars

3 Star
28%

28% of biotechnicians rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 3 stars

2 Star
21%

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

1 Star
16%

16% of biotechnicians rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 1 stars