Oncologists 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, oncologists rate their career happiness 3.2 out of 5 stars which puts them in the bottom 46% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy oncologists 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
Orthodontist
3.6
N/A
Chiropractor
3.1
$70k
Dentist
3.0
$156k

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

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

Are oncologists happy with their salary?