Veterinary pathologists 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, veterinary pathologists rate their career happiness 3.9 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 11% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy veterinary pathologists 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
Marine biologist
Animal breeder
Animal caretaker
Zoo educator

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

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

Are veterinary pathologists happy with their salary?