Hospitalists 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, hospitalists rate their career happiness 2.9 out of 5 stars which puts them in the bottom 26% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy hospitalists 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
Diagnostic medical sonographer
3.0
$74k
Optometrist
3.0
$115k
Medical appliance technician
2.9
$41k
Medical and clinical laboratory technician
2.9
$31k
Radiologic technologist
2.9
$54k
Hospitalist
2.9
$201k
Respiratory therapist
2.9
$53k
Ophthalmic medical technician
2.9
$35k
Optician
2.9
$34k
Podiatrist
2.9
$126k

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

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

Are hospitalists happy with their salary?