Orderlies 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, orderlies rate their career happiness 2.6 out of 5 stars which puts them in the bottom 8% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy orderlies 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
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 orderlies happy with their salary?
  • Meaning: Do orderlies find their jobs meaningful?
  • Personality fit: How well suited are people’s personalities to their everyday tasks as orderlies?
  • Work environment: How enjoyable are orderly’s work environments?
  • Skills utilization: Are orderlies making the best use of their abilities?

Are orderlies happy with their salary?