Cytogenetic technologists are one of the least happy careers in the United States.

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, cytogenetic technologists rate their career happiness 2.6 out of 5 stars which puts them in the bottom 7% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy cytogenetic technologists 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
Pharmacy technician
2.8
$37k
Neurodiagnostic technologist
2.8
$46k
Nuclear medicine technologist
2.7
$79k
Pharmacist
2.7
$129k
Histotechnologist
2.6
$61k
Cytogenetic technologist
2.6
$61k

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

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

Are cytogenetic technologists happy with their salary?

Cytogenetic technologists rated their satisfaction with their salaries 2.3/5. Cytogenetic technologists tend to be quite unhappy with their salary, with very few reporting satisfaction with their pay.

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

2.3 out of 5 stars

12 cytogenetic technologists

5 Star
8%

8% of cytogenetic technologists rated their compensation 5 stars

4 Star
25%

25% of cytogenetic technologists rated their compensation 4 stars

3 Star
50%

50% of cytogenetic technologists rated their compensation 3 stars

2 Star
17%

17% of cytogenetic technologists rated their compensation 2 stars

Do cytogenetic technologists find their jobs meaningful?

On average, cytogenetic technologists rate the meaningfulness of their work a 2.7/5. While most cytogenetic technologists aren’t very fulfilled by their work, some people may still manage to find meaning in it.

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

2.7 out of 5 stars

12 cytogenetic technologists

5 Star
17%

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

4 Star
25%

25% of cytogenetic technologists rated how meaningful they found their career 4 stars

3 Star
50%

50% of cytogenetic technologists rated how meaningful they found their career 3 stars

2 Star
8%

8% of cytogenetic technologists rated how meaningful they found their career 2 stars

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

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

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

3.4 out of 5 stars

12 cytogenetic technologists

5 Star
25%

25% of cytogenetic technologists rated their career fit 5 stars

4 Star
25%

25% of cytogenetic technologists rated their career fit 4 stars

3 Star
25%

25% of cytogenetic technologists rated their career fit 3 stars

2 Star
17%

17% of cytogenetic technologists rated their career fit 2 stars

1 Star
8%

8% of cytogenetic technologists rated their career fit 1 stars

How enjoyable is a cytogenetic technologist’s work environment?

As a whole, cytogenetic technologists rated their enjoyment of their work environment 3.2/5. Some cytogenetic technologists are happy with their work environment, but it does not seem to be a meaningful contributer to career satisfaction for most.

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

3.2 out of 5 stars

12 cytogenetic technologists

5 Star
25%

25% of cytogenetic technologists rated their work environment 5 stars

4 Star
8%

8% of cytogenetic technologists rated their work environment 4 stars

3 Star
33%

33% of cytogenetic technologists rated their work environment 3 stars

2 Star
25%

25% of cytogenetic technologists rated their work environment 2 stars

1 Star
8%

8% of cytogenetic technologists rated their work environment 1 stars

Are cytogenetic technologists making the best use of their abilities?

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

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

3.0 out of 5 stars

12 cytogenetic technologists

5 Star
8%

8% of cytogenetic technologists rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 5 stars

4 Star
33%

33% of cytogenetic technologists rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 4 stars

3 Star
17%

17% of cytogenetic technologists rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 3 stars

2 Star
33%

33% of cytogenetic technologists rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 2 stars

1 Star
8%

8% of cytogenetic technologists rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 1 stars