Medical appliance technicians 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, medical appliance technicians rate their career happiness 2.9 out of 5 stars which puts them in the bottom 28% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy medical appliance technicians 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
$78k
Optometrist
3.0
$124k
Hearing aid specialist
2.9
$60k
Chemical technician
2.9
$49k
Occupational health specialist
2.9
$73k
Medical appliance technician
2.9
$45k
Occupational therapist
2.9
$86k
Medical laboratory technician
2.9
$31k
Radiologic technologist
2.9
$61k
Hospitalist
2.9
$201k

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

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

Are medical appliance technicians happy with their salary?

Medical appliance technicians rated their satisfaction with their salaries 2.9/5. Medical appliance technicians tend to be quite unhappy with their salary, with very few reporting satisfaction with their pay.

We asked medical appliance technicians how fairly compensated they are for their work.
Their response was:

2.9 out of 5 stars

29 medical appliance technicians

5 Star
17%

17% of medical appliance technicians rated their compensation 5 stars

4 Star
10%

10% of medical appliance technicians rated their compensation 4 stars

3 Star
31%

31% of medical appliance technicians rated their compensation 3 stars

2 Star
28%

28% of medical appliance technicians rated their compensation 2 stars

1 Star
14%

14% of medical appliance technicians rated their compensation 1 stars

Do medical appliance technicians find their jobs meaningful?

On average, medical appliance technicians rate the meaningfulness of their work a 2.9/5. While most medical appliance technicians aren’t very fulfilled by their work, some people may still manage to find meaning in it.

We asked medical appliance technicians how meaningful they found their work.
Their response was:

2.9 out of 5 stars

29 medical appliance technicians

5 Star
10%

10% of medical appliance technicians rated how meaningful they found their career 5 stars

4 Star
21%

21% of medical appliance technicians rated how meaningful they found their career 4 stars

3 Star
28%

28% of medical appliance technicians rated how meaningful they found their career 3 stars

2 Star
28%

28% of medical appliance technicians rated how meaningful they found their career 2 stars

1 Star
14%

14% of medical appliance technicians rated how meaningful they found their career 1 stars

How well are people’s personalities suited to everyday tasks as medical appliance technicians?

Medical appliance technicians rated their personality fit with their work an average of 3.6/5. The majority of medical appliance technicians find their personalities quite well suited to their work, with relatively few having complaints about their fit.

We asked medical appliance technicians how well their personalities fit into their careers.
Their response was:

3.6 out of 5 stars

29 medical appliance technicians

5 Star
31%

31% of medical appliance technicians rated their career fit 5 stars

4 Star
21%

21% of medical appliance technicians rated their career fit 4 stars

3 Star
28%

28% of medical appliance technicians rated their career fit 3 stars

2 Star
14%

14% of medical appliance technicians rated their career fit 2 stars

1 Star
7%

7% of medical appliance technicians rated their career fit 1 stars

How enjoyable is a medical appliance technician’s work environment?

As a whole, medical appliance technicians rated their enjoyment of their work environment 3.4/5. Most of them tend to enjoy, or at least not be actively bothered by, their work environment.

We asked medical appliance technicians how much they enjoyed their work environment.
Their response was:

3.4 out of 5 stars

29 medical appliance technicians

5 Star
21%

21% of medical appliance technicians rated their work environment 5 stars

4 Star
28%

28% of medical appliance technicians rated their work environment 4 stars

3 Star
28%

28% of medical appliance technicians rated their work environment 3 stars

2 Star
17%

17% of medical appliance technicians rated their work environment 2 stars

1 Star
7%

7% of medical appliance technicians rated their work environment 1 stars

Are medical appliance technicians making the best use of their abilities?

Former medical appliance technicians on CareerExplorer have rated their skills utilization 2.8/5. Medical appliance technicians tend to feel that they don’t manage to use their abilities to their fullest, when compared to other careers.

We asked medical appliance technicians how well their abilities were used in their careers.
Their response was:

2.8 out of 5 stars

29 medical appliance technicians

5 Star
10%

10% of medical appliance technicians rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 5 stars

4 Star
17%

17% of medical appliance technicians rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 4 stars

3 Star
28%

28% of medical appliance technicians rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 3 stars

2 Star
28%

28% of medical appliance technicians rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 2 stars

1 Star
17%

17% of medical appliance technicians rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 1 stars