Ophthalmic medical 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, ophthalmic medical technicians rate their career happiness 2.9 out of 5 stars which puts them in the bottom 25% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy ophthalmic medical 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
Medical appliance technician
Occupational therapist
Radiologic technologist
Respiratory therapist
Ophthalmic medical technician
Cardiovascular technologist and technician

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

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

Are ophthalmic medical technicians happy with their salary?