Health services managers are below average when it comes to happiness.

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, health services managers rate their career happiness 3.0 out of 5 stars which puts them in the bottom 33% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy health services managers 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
Human resources manager
3.1
$74k
Physician assistant
3.0
$112k
Health services manager
3.0
$100k
Occupational therapist assistant
3.0
$51k
Surgical technologist
3.0
$42k
Dental assistant
3.0
$32k
Medical transcriptionist
3.0
$32k

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

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

Are health services managers happy with their salary?