There are currently an estimated 21,700 gynecologists in the United States. The gynecologist job market is expected to grow by 15.2% between 2016 and 2026.
How employable are gynecologists?
CareerExplorer rates gynecologists with a C employability rating, meaning this career should provide moderate employment opportunities for the foreseeable future. Over the next 10 years, it is expected the US will need 4,400 gynecologists. That number is based on 3,300 additional gynecologists, and the retirement of 1,100 existing gynecologists.
Are gynecologists in demand?
In the United States, the overall demand and job outlook for gynecologists or obstetrics gynecology MDs is positive. The large female baby boomer population will continue to need gynecological services for many years. OB/GYNs who are willing to practice in rural and low-income areas, which often have difficulty attracting doctors, should have particularly favourable job prospects. The states of Dakota, Wyoming, Iowa, and Massachusetts all report shortages of these specialists. After accumulating considerable experience in their field, some gynecologists join other health professionals in consortiums which offer a range of medical services. This trend generally results in higher pay rates due to access to a larger number of patients. The most common career path for experienced gynecologists is to advance to positions as Chief OB/GYN physician managing a team of physicians.
What’s the supply of gynecologists?
The gynecologist industry is concentrated in California, New York, Florida
Gynecologist job market by state
|State Name||Employed Gynecologists|
|District of Columbia||120|