Veterinary assistants rate their happiness above average.

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, veterinary assistants rate their career happiness 3.5 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 30% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy veterinary assistants 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
Animal scientist
3.5
$60k
Veterinary assistant
3.5
$23k
Health educator
3.5
$53k
Veterinary technologist
3.4
$30k

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

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

Are veterinary assistants happy with their salary?