There are currently an estimated 15,400 hearing officers in the United States. The hearing officer job market is expected to grow by 3.9% between 2016 and 2026.
How employable are hearing officers?
CareerExplorer rates hearing officers with a F employability rating, meaning this career should provide poor employment opportunities for the foreseeable future. Over the next 10 years, it is expected the US will need 2,800 hearing officers. That number is based on 600 additional hearing officers, and the retirement of 2,200 existing hearing officers.
Are hearing officers in demand?
Little to no growth is projected in the hearing officer field for the foreseeable future. Despite increasing caseloads and the continued need and demand for these officers to settle disputes, budgetary constraints are expected to limit the ability of federal, state, and local governments to fill vacant positions or authorize new ones. This fact, coupled with the prestige associated with a hearing officer position, ensures that competition will remain strong and turnover will remain low. Most job openings will result from the need to replace officers who retire, leave because their elected term is over, or choose to teach. While most hearing officers work within government, some find related opportunities with labor organizations, law offices, insurance carriers, and private organizations that offer dispute resolution services.
What’s the supply of hearing officers?
The hearing officer industry is concentrated in California, New York, Texas
Hearing Officer job market by state
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