Nuclear medicine 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, nuclear medicine technologists rate their career happiness 2.7 out of 5 stars which puts them in the bottom 10% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy nuclear medicine 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
Healthcare social worker
2.8
$57k
Speech language pathologist
2.7
$82k
Registered nurse
2.7
$66k
Nuclear medicine technologist
2.7
$78k
Pharmacist
2.7
$128k

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

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

Are nuclear medicine technologists happy with their salary?