Forensic science technicians 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, forensic science technicians 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 forensic science technicians 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
Coroner
4.1
$72k
Cytotechnologist
4.0
$61k
Special agent
3.6
$84k
Detective
3.6
$84k
Forensic science technician
3.4
$62k
Natural sciences manager
3.4
$138k
Biochemist
3.3
$102k
Scientist
3.3
$87k

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

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

Are forensic science technicians happy with their salary?

Forensic science technicians rated their satisfaction with their salaries 3.3/5. Few are explicitly unhappy with their salaries, with most forensic science technicians having generally positive views of their salary.

We asked forensic science technicians how fairly compensated they are for their work.
Their response was:

3.3 out of 5 stars

155 forensic science technicians

5 Star
14%

14% of forensic science technicians rated their compensation 5 stars

4 Star
32%

32% of forensic science technicians rated their compensation 4 stars

3 Star
29%

29% of forensic science technicians rated their compensation 3 stars

2 Star
12%

12% of forensic science technicians rated their compensation 2 stars

1 Star
12%

12% of forensic science technicians rated their compensation 1 stars

Do forensic science technicians find their jobs meaningful?

On average, forensic science technicians rate the meaningfulness of their work a 3.3/5. Most tend to be satisified with the level of meaning they find in their careers.

We asked forensic science technicians how meaningful they found their work.
Their response was:

3.3 out of 5 stars

159 forensic science technicians

5 Star
23%

23% of forensic science technicians rated how meaningful they found their career 5 stars

4 Star
21%

21% of forensic science technicians rated how meaningful they found their career 4 stars

3 Star
31%

31% of forensic science technicians rated how meaningful they found their career 3 stars

2 Star
16%

16% of forensic science technicians rated how meaningful they found their career 2 stars

1 Star
10%

10% of forensic science technicians rated how meaningful they found their career 1 stars

How well are people’s personalities suited to everyday tasks as forensic science technicians?

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

We asked forensic science technicians how well their personalities fit into their careers.
Their response was:

3.8 out of 5 stars

173 forensic science technicians

5 Star
28%

28% of forensic science technicians rated their career fit 5 stars

4 Star
39%

39% of forensic science technicians rated their career fit 4 stars

3 Star
24%

24% of forensic science technicians rated their career fit 3 stars

2 Star
3%

3% of forensic science technicians rated their career fit 2 stars

1 Star
5%

5% of forensic science technicians rated their career fit 1 stars

How enjoyable is a forensic science technician’s work environment?

As a whole, forensic science technicians rated their enjoyment of their work environment 3.7/5. A solid majority of forensic science technicians enjoy their work environment, probably contributing to overall higher satisfaction with working as a forensic science technician.

We asked forensic science technicians how much they enjoyed their work environment.
Their response was:

3.7 out of 5 stars

170 forensic science technicians

5 Star
26%

26% of forensic science technicians rated their work environment 5 stars

4 Star
34%

34% of forensic science technicians rated their work environment 4 stars

3 Star
30%

30% of forensic science technicians rated their work environment 3 stars

2 Star
7%

7% of forensic science technicians rated their work environment 2 stars

1 Star
3%

3% of forensic science technicians rated their work environment 1 stars

Are forensic science technicians making the best use of their abilities?

Former forensic science technicians on CareerExplorer have rated their skills utilization 3.3/5. Most forensic science technicians are satisfied with how well their abilities are skills are made of use.

We asked forensic science technicians how well their abilities were used in their careers.
Their response was:

3.3 out of 5 stars

172 forensic science technicians

5 Star
19%

19% of forensic science technicians rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 5 stars

4 Star
28%

28% of forensic science technicians rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 4 stars

3 Star
27%

27% of forensic science technicians rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 3 stars

2 Star
18%

18% of forensic science technicians rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 2 stars

1 Star
8%

8% of forensic science technicians rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 1 stars