Histotechnologists are one of the least happy careers in the United States.

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, histotechnologists rate their career happiness 2.6 out of 5 stars which puts them in the bottom 8% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy histotechnologists 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
Neurodiagnostic technologist
2.8
$46k
Clinical nurse specialist
2.8
$78k
Medical billing & coding technician
2.7
$40k
Nuclear medicine technologist
2.7
$79k
Pharmacist
2.7
$129k
Histotechnologist
2.6
$61k
Cytogenetic technologist
2.6
$61k

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

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

Are histotechnologists happy with their salary?

Histotechnologists rated their satisfaction with their salaries 3.1/5. Few are explicitly unhappy with their salaries, with most histotechnologists having generally positive views of their salary.

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

3.1 out of 5 stars

41 histotechnologists

5 Star
12%

12% of histotechnologists rated their compensation 5 stars

4 Star
27%

27% of histotechnologists rated their compensation 4 stars

3 Star
34%

34% of histotechnologists rated their compensation 3 stars

2 Star
17%

17% of histotechnologists rated their compensation 2 stars

1 Star
10%

10% of histotechnologists rated their compensation 1 stars

Do histotechnologists find their jobs meaningful?

On average, histotechnologists rate the meaningfulness of their work a 2.5/5. The majority of histotechnologists struggle to find any sort of meaning in their work, likely resulting in less satisfaction with the career overall.

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

2.5 out of 5 stars

42 histotechnologists

5 Star
7%

7% of histotechnologists rated how meaningful they found their career 5 stars

4 Star
17%

17% of histotechnologists rated how meaningful they found their career 4 stars

3 Star
17%

17% of histotechnologists rated how meaningful they found their career 3 stars

2 Star
33%

33% of histotechnologists rated how meaningful they found their career 2 stars

1 Star
26%

26% of histotechnologists rated how meaningful they found their career 1 stars

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

Histotechnologists rated their personality fit with their work an average of 3.5/5. The majority of histotechnologists find their personalities quite well suited to their work, with relatively few having complaints about their fit.

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

3.5 out of 5 stars

45 histotechnologists

5 Star
16%

16% of histotechnologists rated their career fit 5 stars

4 Star
36%

36% of histotechnologists rated their career fit 4 stars

3 Star
36%

36% of histotechnologists rated their career fit 3 stars

2 Star
9%

9% of histotechnologists rated their career fit 2 stars

1 Star
4%

4% of histotechnologists rated their career fit 1 stars

How enjoyable is a histotechnologist’s work environment?

As a whole, histotechnologists rated their enjoyment of their work environment 3.1/5. Most of them tend to enjoy, or at least not be actively bothered by, their work environment.

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

3.1 out of 5 stars

45 histotechnologists

5 Star
18%

18% of histotechnologists rated their work environment 5 stars

4 Star
24%

24% of histotechnologists rated their work environment 4 stars

3 Star
24%

24% of histotechnologists rated their work environment 3 stars

2 Star
20%

20% of histotechnologists rated their work environment 2 stars

1 Star
13%

13% of histotechnologists rated their work environment 1 stars

Are histotechnologists making the best use of their abilities?

Former histotechnologists on CareerExplorer have rated their skills utilization 2.6/5. Histotechnologists tend to feel that they don’t manage to use their abilities to their fullest, when compared to other careers.

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

2.6 out of 5 stars

46 histotechnologists

5 Star
4%

4% of histotechnologists rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 5 stars

4 Star
15%

15% of histotechnologists rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 4 stars

3 Star
33%

33% of histotechnologists rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 3 stars

2 Star
28%

28% of histotechnologists rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 2 stars

1 Star
20%

20% of histotechnologists rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 1 stars