Sports medicine physicians are one of the happiest 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, sports medicine physicians rate their career happiness 4.3 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 1% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy sports medicine physicians 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
Athlete
4.2
$49k

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

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

Are sports medicine physicians happy with their salary?