There are currently an estimated 6,100 epidemiologists in the United States. The epidemiologist job market is expected to grow by 8.2% between 2016 and 2026.

How employable are epidemiologists?

CareerExplorer rates epidemiologists with a D employability rating, meaning this career should provide weak employment opportunities for the foreseeable future. Over the next 10 years, it is expected the US will need 6,900 epidemiologists. That number is based on 500 additional epidemiologists, and the retirement of 6,400 existing epidemiologists.

What’s the supply of epidemiologists?

The epidemiologist industry is concentrated in California, Texas, Georgia

Epidemiologist job market by state

State Name Employed Epidemiologists
California 800
Texas 630
Georgia 390
Maryland 340
Washington 320
Colorado 300
Massachusetts 280
Florida 270
New York 240
Minnesota 210
Illinois 210
Tennessee 200
Michigan 190
Ohio 190
Arizona 140
Pennsylvania 140
Virginia 140
Connecticut 130
Missouri 120
West Virginia 110
New Jersey 110
New Mexico 100
Wisconsin 100
Indiana 100
North Carolina 90
Mississippi 70
Oklahoma 60
Kentucky 60
Puerto Rico 50
District of Columbia 50
Arkansas 50
Nevada 40
Oregon 40
Nebraska 40
Iowa 30