Epidemiologists 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, epidemiologists rate their career happiness 3.4 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 38% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy epidemiologists 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
Neurologist
4.0
$201k
Radiologist
3.7
$201k
Biochemical engineer
3.5
$101k
Naturopathic physician
3.5
$74k
Natural sciences manager
3.4
$138k
Epidemiologist
3.4
$79k
Biomedical engineer
3.4
$97k
Endoscopy technician
3.4
$38k
Biologist
3.3
$83k
Biostatistician
3.3
$96k

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

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

Are epidemiologists happy with their salary?

Epidemiologists rated their satisfaction with their salaries 3.3/5. Few are explicitly unhappy with their salaries, with most epidemiologists having generally positive views of their salary.

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

3.3 out of 5 stars

100 epidemiologists

5 Star
15%

15% of epidemiologists rated their compensation 5 stars

4 Star
28%

28% of epidemiologists rated their compensation 4 stars

3 Star
36%

36% of epidemiologists rated their compensation 3 stars

2 Star
14%

14% of epidemiologists rated their compensation 2 stars

1 Star
7%

7% of epidemiologists rated their compensation 1 stars

Do epidemiologists find their jobs meaningful?

On average, epidemiologists rate the meaningfulness of their work a 3.4/5. Most tend to be satisified with the level of meaning they find in their careers.

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

3.4 out of 5 stars

102 epidemiologists

5 Star
19%

19% of epidemiologists rated how meaningful they found their career 5 stars

4 Star
29%

29% of epidemiologists rated how meaningful they found their career 4 stars

3 Star
28%

28% of epidemiologists rated how meaningful they found their career 3 stars

2 Star
17%

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

1 Star
7%

7% of epidemiologists rated how meaningful they found their career 1 stars

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

Epidemiologists rated their personality fit with their work an average of 3.8/5. The majority of epidemiologists find their personalities quite well suited to their work, with relatively few having complaints about their fit.

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

3.8 out of 5 stars

113 epidemiologists

5 Star
28%

28% of epidemiologists rated their career fit 5 stars

4 Star
38%

38% of epidemiologists rated their career fit 4 stars

3 Star
26%

26% of epidemiologists rated their career fit 3 stars

2 Star
5%

5% of epidemiologists rated their career fit 2 stars

1 Star
3%

3% of epidemiologists rated their career fit 1 stars

How enjoyable is an epidemiologist’s work environment?

As a whole, epidemiologists rated their enjoyment of their work environment 3.6/5. A solid majority of epidemiologists enjoy their work environment, probably contributing to overall higher satisfaction with working as an epidemiologist.

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

3.6 out of 5 stars

114 epidemiologists

5 Star
20%

20% of epidemiologists rated their work environment 5 stars

4 Star
39%

39% of epidemiologists rated their work environment 4 stars

3 Star
24%

24% of epidemiologists rated their work environment 3 stars

2 Star
10%

10% of epidemiologists rated their work environment 2 stars

1 Star
7%

7% of epidemiologists rated their work environment 1 stars

Are epidemiologists making the best use of their abilities?

Former epidemiologists on CareerExplorer have rated their skills utilization 3.5/5. Most epidemiologists surveyed find that they manage to use their abilities to their fullest as an epidemiologist, which helps contribute to higher career satisfaction in the long term.

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

3.5 out of 5 stars

114 epidemiologists

5 Star
21%

21% of epidemiologists rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 5 stars

4 Star
33%

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

3 Star
25%

25% of epidemiologists rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 3 stars

2 Star
13%

13% of epidemiologists rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 2 stars

1 Star
7%

7% of epidemiologists rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 1 stars