Radiologic technologists 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, radiologic technologists rate their career happiness 2.9 out of 5 stars which puts them in the bottom 26% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy radiologic 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
Hearing aid specialist
2.9
$60k
Occupational health specialist
2.9
$73k
Medical appliance technician
2.9
$45k
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
Audiologist
2.9
$79k

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

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

Are radiologic technologists happy with their salary?

Radiologic technologists rated their satisfaction with their salaries 3.2/5. Few are explicitly unhappy with their salaries, with most radiologic technologists having generally positive views of their salary.

We asked radiologic technologists how fairly compensated they are for their work.
Their response was:

3.2 out of 5 stars

317 radiologic technologists

5 Star
15%

15% of radiologic technologists rated their compensation 5 stars

4 Star
30%

30% of radiologic technologists rated their compensation 4 stars

3 Star
25%

25% of radiologic technologists rated their compensation 3 stars

2 Star
20%

20% of radiologic technologists rated their compensation 2 stars

1 Star
11%

11% of radiologic technologists rated their compensation 1 stars

Do radiologic technologists find their jobs meaningful?

On average, radiologic technologists rate the meaningfulness of their work a 2.9/5. While most radiologic technologists aren’t very fulfilled by their work, some people may still manage to find meaning in it.

We asked radiologic technologists how meaningful they found their work.
Their response was:

2.9 out of 5 stars

317 radiologic technologists

5 Star
14%

14% of radiologic technologists rated how meaningful they found their career 5 stars

4 Star
22%

22% of radiologic technologists rated how meaningful they found their career 4 stars

3 Star
25%

25% of radiologic technologists rated how meaningful they found their career 3 stars

2 Star
20%

20% of radiologic technologists rated how meaningful they found their career 2 stars

1 Star
19%

19% of radiologic technologists rated how meaningful they found their career 1 stars

How well are people’s personalities suited to everyday tasks as radiologic technologists?

Radiologic technologists rated their personality fit with their work an average of 3.8/5. The majority of radiologic technologists find their personalities quite well suited to their work, with relatively few having complaints about their fit.

We asked radiologic technologists how well their personalities fit into their careers.
Their response was:

3.8 out of 5 stars

331 radiologic technologists

5 Star
28%

28% of radiologic technologists rated their career fit 5 stars

4 Star
42%

42% of radiologic technologists rated their career fit 4 stars

3 Star
17%

17% of radiologic technologists rated their career fit 3 stars

2 Star
9%

9% of radiologic technologists rated their career fit 2 stars

1 Star
3%

3% of radiologic technologists rated their career fit 1 stars

How enjoyable is a radiologic technologist’s work environment?

As a whole, radiologic technologists rated their enjoyment of their work environment 3.5/5. A solid majority of radiologic technologists enjoy their work environment, probably contributing to overall higher satisfaction with working as a radiologic technologist.

We asked radiologic technologists how much they enjoyed their work environment.
Their response was:

3.5 out of 5 stars

327 radiologic technologists

5 Star
24%

24% of radiologic technologists rated their work environment 5 stars

4 Star
31%

31% of radiologic technologists rated their work environment 4 stars

3 Star
25%

25% of radiologic technologists rated their work environment 3 stars

2 Star
14%

14% of radiologic technologists rated their work environment 2 stars

1 Star
6%

6% of radiologic technologists rated their work environment 1 stars

Are radiologic technologists making the best use of their abilities?

Former radiologic technologists on CareerExplorer have rated their skills utilization 3.1/5. Most radiologic technologists are satisfied with how well their abilities are skills are made of use.

We asked radiologic technologists how well their abilities were used in their careers.
Their response was:

3.1 out of 5 stars

330 radiologic technologists

5 Star
19%

19% of radiologic technologists rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 5 stars

4 Star
20%

20% of radiologic technologists rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 4 stars

3 Star
27%

27% of radiologic technologists rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 3 stars

2 Star
23%

23% of radiologic technologists rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 2 stars

1 Star
11%

11% of radiologic technologists rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 1 stars