Naturopathic physicians rate their happiness above average.

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, naturopathic physicians rate their career happiness 3.5 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 33% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy naturopathic physicians 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
Psychiatrist
3.8
N/A
Acupuncturist
3.7
$74k
Midwife
3.7
$59k
Radiologist
3.7
$201k
Orthodontist
3.6
N/A
Naturopathic physician
3.5
$74k
Massage therapist
3.4
$47k
Recreational therapist
3.4
$48k
Epidemiologist
3.4
$79k
Kinesiologist
3.3
$31k

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

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

Are naturopathic physicians happy with their salary?

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

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

2.8 out of 5 stars

42 naturopathic physicians

5 Star
14%

14% of naturopathic physicians rated their compensation 5 stars

4 Star
17%

17% of naturopathic physicians rated their compensation 4 stars

3 Star
24%

24% of naturopathic physicians rated their compensation 3 stars

2 Star
21%

21% of naturopathic physicians rated their compensation 2 stars

1 Star
24%

24% of naturopathic physicians rated their compensation 1 stars

Do naturopathic physicians find their jobs meaningful?

On average, naturopathic physicians rate the meaningfulness of their work a 3.7/5. Unlike many careers, naturopathic physicians have little difficulty finding meaning in their work, and it likely constitutes one of the main reasons people become naturopathic physicians.

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

3.7 out of 5 stars

42 naturopathic physicians

5 Star
26%

26% of naturopathic physicians rated how meaningful they found their career 5 stars

4 Star
31%

31% of naturopathic physicians rated how meaningful they found their career 4 stars

3 Star
36%

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

2 Star
5%

5% of naturopathic physicians rated how meaningful they found their career 2 stars

1 Star
2%

2% of naturopathic physicians rated how meaningful they found their career 1 stars

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

Naturopathic physicians rated their personality fit with their work an average of 4.0/5. The majority of naturopathic physicians find their personalities quite well suited to their work, with relatively few having complaints about their fit.

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

4.0 out of 5 stars

51 naturopathic physicians

5 Star
39%

39% of naturopathic physicians rated their career fit 5 stars

4 Star
31%

31% of naturopathic physicians rated their career fit 4 stars

3 Star
24%

24% of naturopathic physicians rated their career fit 3 stars

2 Star
2%

2% of naturopathic physicians rated their career fit 2 stars

1 Star
4%

4% of naturopathic physicians rated their career fit 1 stars

How enjoyable is a naturopathic physician’s work environment?

As a whole, naturopathic physicians rated their enjoyment of their work environment 3.6/5. A solid majority of naturopathic physicians enjoy their work environment, probably contributing to overall higher satisfaction with working as a naturopathic physician.

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

3.6 out of 5 stars

50 naturopathic physicians

5 Star
36%

36% of naturopathic physicians rated their work environment 5 stars

4 Star
18%

18% of naturopathic physicians rated their work environment 4 stars

3 Star
22%

22% of naturopathic physicians rated their work environment 3 stars

2 Star
20%

20% of naturopathic physicians rated their work environment 2 stars

1 Star
4%

4% of naturopathic physicians rated their work environment 1 stars

Are naturopathic physicians making the best use of their abilities?

Former naturopathic physicians on CareerExplorer have rated their skills utilization 3.7/5. Most naturopathic physicians surveyed find that they manage to use their abilities to their fullest as a naturopathic physician, which helps contribute to higher career satisfaction in the long term.

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

3.7 out of 5 stars

51 naturopathic physicians

5 Star
27%

27% of naturopathic physicians rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 5 stars

4 Star
31%

31% of naturopathic physicians rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 4 stars

3 Star
25%

25% of naturopathic physicians rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 3 stars

2 Star
12%

12% of naturopathic physicians rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 2 stars

1 Star
4%

4% of naturopathic physicians rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 1 stars