There are currently an estimated 89,500 climate change analysts in the United States. The climate change analyst job market is expected to grow by 11.1% between 2016 and 2026.

How employable are climate change analysts?

CareerExplorer rates climate change analysts with a B- employability rating, meaning this career should provide good employment opportunities for the foreseeable future. Over the next 10 years, it is expected the US will need 16,800 climate change analysts. That number is based on 9,900 additional climate change analysts, and the retirement of 6,900 existing climate change analysts.

Are climate change analysts in demand?

Increasing public and political awareness of the environmental and economic impacts of climate change will continue to create jobs and demand in this field. These analysts will be called upon to identify and suggest policy changes to governments and private businesses, especially as population growth exerts pressure on natural resources. In addition, more businesses are expected to consult climate and environmental scientists to help them develop practices that minimize waste, prevent pollution, and conserve resources. Architects and planners will look to climate change analysts to assist them in designing and constructing buildings, utilities, and transportation systems that protect nature and limit damage to the land. Qualified climate change analysts should not have difficulty finding employment in this still-emerging sector of the green economy. Most openings will occur in larger metropolitan areas where international media are based. The most common employers will include government agencies, universities, national research facilities, and private consulting firms.

What’s the supply of climate change analysts?

The climate change analyst industry is concentrated in California, Florida, Texas

Climate Change Analyst job market by state

State Name Employed Climate Change Analysts
California 12,820
Florida 5,240
Texas 4,260
New York 4,170
North Carolina 3,730
Colorado 3,140
Washington 3,130
Virginia 2,810
New Jersey 2,790
Ohio 2,770
Illinois 2,590
Michigan 2,550
Maryland 2,230
Pennsylvania 2,190
Massachusetts 1,720
Minnesota 1,700
District of Columbia 1,400
Tennessee 1,400
Arizona 1,300
Georgia 1,190
Kentucky 1,180
New Mexico 1,150
Louisiana 1,110
Missouri 960
Oregon 940
Wisconsin 900
Alabama 890
Indiana 880
Utah 770
Connecticut 760
Hawaii 680
Nevada 660
Alaska 620
Iowa 590
Kansas 560
Idaho 520
Mississippi 470
Vermont 450
Maine 450
Wyoming 430
Puerto Rico 430
Montana 420
Delaware 420
Nebraska 400
New Hampshire 390
West Virginia 380
Oklahoma 360
South Carolina 330
North Dakota 320
Arkansas 320
Rhode Island 290
South Dakota 210
Virgin Islands, U.S. 40