Neurodiagnostic technologists are one of the least happy careers in the United States.

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, neurodiagnostic technologists rate their career happiness 2.8 out of 5 stars which puts them in the bottom 15% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy neurodiagnostic technologists 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
Clinical research coordinator
2.8
$138k
Licensed practical nurse
2.8
$48k
Medical laboratory technologist
2.8
$46k
Pharmacy technician
2.8
$37k
Medical administrative assistant
2.8
$37k
Neurodiagnostic technologist
2.8
$46k
Clinical nurse specialist
2.8
$78k
Medical billing & coding technician
2.7
$40k
Registered nurse
2.7
$78k
Nuclear medicine technologist
2.7
$79k

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

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

Are neurodiagnostic technologists happy with their salary?

Neurodiagnostic technologists rated their satisfaction with their salaries 2.9/5. Few are explicitly unhappy with their salaries, with most neurodiagnostic technologists having generally positive views of their salary.

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

2.9 out of 5 stars

11 neurodiagnostic technologists

5 Star
9%

9% of neurodiagnostic technologists rated their compensation 5 stars

4 Star
36%

36% of neurodiagnostic technologists rated their compensation 4 stars

3 Star
18%

18% of neurodiagnostic technologists rated their compensation 3 stars

2 Star
9%

9% of neurodiagnostic technologists rated their compensation 2 stars

1 Star
27%

27% of neurodiagnostic technologists rated their compensation 1 stars

Do neurodiagnostic technologists find their jobs meaningful?

On average, neurodiagnostic technologists rate the meaningfulness of their work a 2.5/5. Unlike many careers, neurodiagnostic technologists have little difficulty finding meaning in their work, and it likely constitutes one of the main reasons people become neurodiagnostic technologists.

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

2.5 out of 5 stars

11 neurodiagnostic technologists

5 Star
45%

45% of neurodiagnostic technologists rated how meaningful they found their career 5 stars

4 Star
18%

18% of neurodiagnostic technologists rated how meaningful they found their career 4 stars

3 Star
36%

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

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

Neurodiagnostic technologists rated their personality fit with their work an average of 3.8/5. The majority of neurodiagnostic technologists find their personalities quite well suited to their work, with relatively few having complaints about their fit.

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

3.8 out of 5 stars

12 neurodiagnostic technologists

5 Star
17%

17% of neurodiagnostic technologists rated their career fit 5 stars

4 Star
67%

67% of neurodiagnostic technologists rated their career fit 4 stars

3 Star
17%

17% of neurodiagnostic technologists rated their career fit 3 stars

How enjoyable is a neurodiagnostic technologist’s work environment?

As a whole, neurodiagnostic technologists rated their enjoyment of their work environment 3.1/5. A solid majority of neurodiagnostic technologists enjoy their work environment, probably contributing to overall higher satisfaction with working as a neurodiagnostic technologist.

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

3.1 out of 5 stars

12 neurodiagnostic technologists

5 Star
50%

50% of neurodiagnostic technologists rated their work environment 5 stars

4 Star
17%

17% of neurodiagnostic technologists rated their work environment 4 stars

3 Star
25%

25% of neurodiagnostic technologists rated their work environment 3 stars

2 Star
8%

8% of neurodiagnostic technologists rated their work environment 2 stars

Are neurodiagnostic technologists making the best use of their abilities?

Former neurodiagnostic technologists on CareerExplorer have rated their skills utilization 2.7/5. Most neurodiagnostic technologists surveyed find that they manage to use their abilities to their fullest as a neurodiagnostic technologist, which helps contribute to higher career satisfaction in the long term.

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

2.7 out of 5 stars

12 neurodiagnostic technologists

5 Star
25%

25% of neurodiagnostic technologists rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 5 stars

4 Star
42%

42% of neurodiagnostic technologists rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 4 stars

3 Star
8%

8% of neurodiagnostic technologists rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 3 stars

2 Star
25%

25% of neurodiagnostic technologists rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 2 stars