There are currently an estimated 38,700 bioinformatics scientists in the United States. The bioinformatics scientist job market is expected to grow by 8.0% between 2016 and 2026.

How employable are bioinformatics scientists?

CareerExplorer rates bioinformatics scientists with a F employability rating, meaning this career should provide poor employment opportunities for the foreseeable future. Over the next 10 years, it is expected the US will need 9,500 bioinformatics scientists. That number is based on 3,100 additional bioinformatics scientists, and the retirement of 6,400 existing bioinformatics scientists.

What’s the supply of bioinformatics scientists?

The bioinformatics scientist industry is concentrated in California, Massachusetts, Maryland

Bioinformatics Scientist job market by state

State Name Employed Bioinformatics Scientists
California 8,050
Massachusetts 3,960
Maryland 3,720
Texas 1,940
Florida 1,760
Washington 1,210
North Carolina 1,050
Georgia 980
Colorado 890
Oregon 830
Ohio 790
Illinois 720
New York 660
Virginia 640
Pennsylvania 540
Minnesota 540
Arizona 530
Indiana 500
District of Columbia 500
Wisconsin 470
Missouri 440
Montana 430
Louisiana 420
Michigan 390
New Mexico 380
Alaska 360
Idaho 350
Mississippi 290
Hawaii 290
Tennessee 280
Iowa 270
Utah 260
Arkansas 250
Kansas 250
New Jersey 250
Nevada 220
Alabama 210
Kentucky 210
West Virginia 210
North Dakota 180
South Carolina 160
Connecticut 120
South Dakota 100
New Hampshire 80
Vermont 40