Doctors rate their happiness above average.

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, doctors rate their career happiness 3.4 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 34% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy doctors 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
Veterinarian
3.7
$95k
Orthodontist
3.6
N/A

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

Are doctors happy with their salary?