Kinesiologists are about average in terms of 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, kinesiologists rate their career happiness 3.3 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 44% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy kinesiologists 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
Health educator
3.5
$61k
Naturopathic physician
3.5
$74k
Massage therapist
3.4
$47k
Recreational therapist
3.4
$48k
Exercise physiologist
3.3
$48k
Kinesiologist
3.3
$31k
Nutritionist
3.3
$32k
Physical therapist
3.3
$96k
Physical therapist assistant
3.2
$61k
Chiropractor
3.1
$75k

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

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

Are kinesiologists happy with their salary?

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

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

2.8 out of 5 stars

286 kinesiologists

5 Star
5%

5% of kinesiologists rated their compensation 5 stars

4 Star
19%

19% of kinesiologists rated their compensation 4 stars

3 Star
36%

36% of kinesiologists rated their compensation 3 stars

2 Star
26%

26% of kinesiologists rated their compensation 2 stars

1 Star
13%

13% of kinesiologists rated their compensation 1 stars

Do kinesiologists find their jobs meaningful?

On average, kinesiologists rate the meaningfulness of their work a 3.2/5. Most tend to be satisified with the level of meaning they find in their careers.

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

3.2 out of 5 stars

309 kinesiologists

5 Star
11%

11% of kinesiologists rated how meaningful they found their career 5 stars

4 Star
29%

29% of kinesiologists rated how meaningful they found their career 4 stars

3 Star
36%

36% of kinesiologists rated how meaningful they found their career 3 stars

2 Star
16%

16% of kinesiologists rated how meaningful they found their career 2 stars

1 Star
8%

8% of kinesiologists rated how meaningful they found their career 1 stars

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

Kinesiologists rated their personality fit with their work an average of 3.9/5. The majority of kinesiologists find their personalities quite well suited to their work, with relatively few having complaints about their fit.

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

3.9 out of 5 stars

348 kinesiologists

5 Star
26%

26% of kinesiologists rated their career fit 5 stars

4 Star
46%

46% of kinesiologists rated their career fit 4 stars

3 Star
20%

20% of kinesiologists rated their career fit 3 stars

2 Star
5%

5% of kinesiologists rated their career fit 2 stars

1 Star
2%

2% of kinesiologists rated their career fit 1 stars

How enjoyable is a kinesiologist’s work environment?

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

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

3.7 out of 5 stars

338 kinesiologists

5 Star
18%

18% of kinesiologists rated their work environment 5 stars

4 Star
44%

44% of kinesiologists rated their work environment 4 stars

3 Star
28%

28% of kinesiologists rated their work environment 3 stars

2 Star
6%

6% of kinesiologists rated their work environment 2 stars

1 Star
4%

4% of kinesiologists rated their work environment 1 stars

Are kinesiologists making the best use of their abilities?

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

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

3.3 out of 5 stars

334 kinesiologists

5 Star
13%

13% of kinesiologists rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 5 stars

4 Star
32%

32% of kinesiologists rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 4 stars

3 Star
32%

32% of kinesiologists rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 3 stars

2 Star
16%

16% of kinesiologists rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 2 stars

1 Star
7%

7% of kinesiologists rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 1 stars