Learn about the types of people who become certified professional organizers. This page goes into detail about the employment, gender, and ethnic ratios of the workplace.


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Employment Type Mix, 2022

34% of certified professional organizers work in full-time roles while 66% work part-time.

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Gender Mix By Career Interest, 2022

This graph shows the distribution of females and males that are interested in becoming a certified professional organizer. Four or five star ratings on CareerExplorer indicate interest.

More women than men are interested in becoming certified professional organizers at a ratio of 1.53 to 1.

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Actual Gender Mix, 2022

82% of certified professional organizers are female and 18% are male.

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Gender Bias, 2022

This is one of the most compelling statistics we collect. Gender bias shows the difference between gender interest in being a certified professional organizer and the actual gender mix of people in the career.

If there is a significant difference, then it means there is a gender imbalance between those interested in becoming a certified professional organizer and those who end up becoming one.

In this case there are significantly more men interested in becoming a certified professional organizer than those actually working as one. It is hard to pinpoint the exact reasons why, but there are likely various forces at play, from changing interests over time to societal norms and biases.

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Ethnic Mix, 2019

The largest ethnic group of certified professional organizers are White, making up 68% of the population. The next highest segments are Other and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, making up 12% and 4% respectively.