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
Occupational therapist
2.9
$86k
Medical laboratory technician
2.9
$31k
Radiologic technologist
2.9
$61k
Hospitalist
2.9
$201k
Respiratory therapist
2.9
$62k
Ophthalmic medical technician
2.9
$37k
Psychiatric aide
2.9
$29k
Audiologist
2.9
$79k
Optician
2.9
$38k
Podiatrist
2.9
$146k

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?

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

We asked ophthalmic medical technicians how fairly compensated they are for their work.
Their response was:

2.8 out of 5 stars

100 ophthalmic medical technicians

5 Star
6%

6% of ophthalmic medical technicians rated their compensation 5 stars

4 Star
25%

25% of ophthalmic medical technicians rated their compensation 4 stars

3 Star
26%

26% of ophthalmic medical technicians rated their compensation 3 stars

2 Star
25%

25% of ophthalmic medical technicians rated their compensation 2 stars

1 Star
18%

18% of ophthalmic medical technicians rated their compensation 1 stars

Do ophthalmic medical technicians find their jobs meaningful?

On average, ophthalmic medical technicians rate the meaningfulness of their work a 2.8/5. While most ophthalmic medical technicians aren’t very fulfilled by their work, some people may still manage to find meaning in it.

We asked ophthalmic medical technicians how meaningful they found their work.
Their response was:

2.8 out of 5 stars

100 ophthalmic medical technicians

5 Star
10%

10% of ophthalmic medical technicians rated how meaningful they found their career 5 stars

4 Star
18%

18% of ophthalmic medical technicians rated how meaningful they found their career 4 stars

3 Star
30%

30% of ophthalmic medical technicians rated how meaningful they found their career 3 stars

2 Star
24%

24% of ophthalmic medical technicians rated how meaningful they found their career 2 stars

1 Star
18%

18% of ophthalmic medical technicians rated how meaningful they found their career 1 stars

How well are people’s personalities suited to everyday tasks as ophthalmic medical technicians?

Ophthalmic medical technicians rated their personality fit with their work an average of 4.0/5. The majority of ophthalmic medical technicians find their personalities quite well suited to their work, with relatively few having complaints about their fit.

We asked ophthalmic medical technicians how well their personalities fit into their careers.
Their response was:

4.0 out of 5 stars

102 ophthalmic medical technicians

5 Star
36%

36% of ophthalmic medical technicians rated their career fit 5 stars

4 Star
39%

39% of ophthalmic medical technicians rated their career fit 4 stars

3 Star
17%

17% of ophthalmic medical technicians rated their career fit 3 stars

2 Star
6%

6% of ophthalmic medical technicians rated their career fit 2 stars

1 Star
2%

2% of ophthalmic medical technicians rated their career fit 1 stars

How enjoyable is an ophthalmic medical technician’s work environment?

As a whole, ophthalmic medical technicians rated their enjoyment of their work environment 3.4/5. A solid majority of ophthalmic medical technicians enjoy their work environment, probably contributing to overall higher satisfaction with working as an ophthalmic medical technician.

We asked ophthalmic medical technicians how much they enjoyed their work environment.
Their response was:

3.4 out of 5 stars

101 ophthalmic medical technicians

5 Star
19%

19% of ophthalmic medical technicians rated their work environment 5 stars

4 Star
33%

33% of ophthalmic medical technicians rated their work environment 4 stars

3 Star
27%

27% of ophthalmic medical technicians rated their work environment 3 stars

2 Star
14%

14% of ophthalmic medical technicians rated their work environment 2 stars

1 Star
8%

8% of ophthalmic medical technicians rated their work environment 1 stars

Are ophthalmic medical technicians making the best use of their abilities?

Former ophthalmic medical technicians on CareerExplorer have rated their skills utilization 3.2/5. Most ophthalmic medical technicians are satisfied with how well their abilities are skills are made of use.

We asked ophthalmic medical technicians how well their abilities were used in their careers.
Their response was:

3.2 out of 5 stars

102 ophthalmic medical technicians

5 Star
17%

17% of ophthalmic medical technicians rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 5 stars

4 Star
25%

25% of ophthalmic medical technicians rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 4 stars

3 Star
32%

32% of ophthalmic medical technicians rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 3 stars

2 Star
20%

20% of ophthalmic medical technicians rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 2 stars

1 Star
7%

7% of ophthalmic medical technicians rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 1 stars