Immunologists 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, immunologists rate their career happiness 3.0 out of 5 stars which puts them in the bottom 34% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy immunologists 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
Prosthodontist
3.1
$101k
Pathologist
3.1
$201k
Microbiologist
3.1
$79k
Dentist
3.0
$160k
Physician assistant
3.0
$122k
Immunologist
3.0
$201k
Surgical technologist
3.0
$49k
Diagnostic medical sonographer
3.0
$78k
Optometrist
3.0
$124k
Medical appliance technician
2.9
$45k

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

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

Are immunologists happy with their salary?

Immunologists rated their satisfaction with their salaries 2.8/5. Immunologists tend to be quite unhappy with their salary, with very few reporting satisfaction with their pay.

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

2.8 out of 5 stars

74 immunologists

5 Star
11%

11% of immunologists rated their compensation 5 stars

4 Star
16%

16% of immunologists rated their compensation 4 stars

3 Star
36%

36% of immunologists rated their compensation 3 stars

2 Star
18%

18% of immunologists rated their compensation 2 stars

1 Star
19%

19% of immunologists rated their compensation 1 stars

Do immunologists find their jobs meaningful?

On average, immunologists rate the meaningfulness of their work a 3.1/5. Most tend to be satisified with the level of meaning they find in their careers.

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

3.1 out of 5 stars

77 immunologists

5 Star
19%

19% of immunologists rated how meaningful they found their career 5 stars

4 Star
23%

23% of immunologists rated how meaningful they found their career 4 stars

3 Star
23%

23% of immunologists rated how meaningful they found their career 3 stars

2 Star
19%

19% of immunologists rated how meaningful they found their career 2 stars

1 Star
14%

14% of immunologists rated how meaningful they found their career 1 stars

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

Immunologists rated their personality fit with their work an average of 3.4/5. The majority of immunologists find their personalities quite well suited to their work, with relatively few having complaints about their fit.

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

3.4 out of 5 stars

86 immunologists

5 Star
22%

22% of immunologists rated their career fit 5 stars

4 Star
31%

31% of immunologists rated their career fit 4 stars

3 Star
24%

24% of immunologists rated their career fit 3 stars

2 Star
13%

13% of immunologists rated their career fit 2 stars

1 Star
9%

9% of immunologists rated their career fit 1 stars

How enjoyable is an immunologist’s work environment?

As a whole, immunologists rated their enjoyment of their work environment 3.4/5. A solid majority of immunologists enjoy their work environment, probably contributing to overall higher satisfaction with working as an immunologist.

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

3.4 out of 5 stars

86 immunologists

5 Star
20%

20% of immunologists rated their work environment 5 stars

4 Star
35%

35% of immunologists rated their work environment 4 stars

3 Star
21%

21% of immunologists rated their work environment 3 stars

2 Star
14%

14% of immunologists rated their work environment 2 stars

1 Star
10%

10% of immunologists rated their work environment 1 stars

Are immunologists making the best use of their abilities?

Former immunologists on CareerExplorer have rated their skills utilization 3.2/5. Most immunologists are satisfied with how well their abilities are skills are made of use.

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

3.2 out of 5 stars

86 immunologists

5 Star
16%

16% of immunologists rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 5 stars

4 Star
27%

27% of immunologists rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 4 stars

3 Star
30%

30% of immunologists rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 3 stars

2 Star
17%

17% of immunologists rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 2 stars

1 Star
9%

9% of immunologists rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 1 stars