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|
|District of Columbia||1,400|