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
California 2,030
New York 1,200
Florida 1,170
Texas 1,150
Georgia 1,010
Ohio 790
Virginia 730
Michigan 680
New Jersey 610
Indiana 610
Connecticut 600
Massachusetts 590
North Carolina 570
Colorado 560
Minnesota 550
Pennsylvania 530
Illinois 510
Maryland 450
Arizona 380
Kentucky 360
Washington 330
Utah 270
Tennessee 270
Alabama 210
Wisconsin 200
Missouri 200
South Carolina 180
Arkansas 170
Maine 160
Iowa 150
New Hampshire 140
Nebraska 140
Oregon 140
Vermont 140
Hawaii 130
Nevada 130
District of Columbia 120
Delaware 90
New Mexico 80
Alaska 70
Wyoming 60
Oklahoma 60
Montana 60
Mississippi 60
Kansas 50
Idaho 40
South Dakota 40
North Dakota 30