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
Epidemiologist
3.4
$71k
Geneticist
3.2
$82k
Microbiologist
3.1
$69k
Clinical research coordinator
2.8
$112k

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?