Learn about the types of people who become immunologists. This page goes into detail about the employment, gender, and ethnic ratios of the workplace.


Gender Mix By Career Interest, 2024

This graph shows the distribution of females and males that are interested in becoming an immunologist. Four or five star ratings on CareerExplorer indicate interest.

More men than women are interested in becoming immunologists at a ratio of 1.05 to 1.


Actual Gender Mix, 2024

70% of immunologists are female and 30% are male.


Gender Bias, 2024

This is one of the most compelling statistics we collect. Gender bias shows the difference between gender interest in being an immunologist and the actual gender mix of people in the career.

If there is a significant difference, then it means there is a gender imbalance between those interested in becoming an immunologist and those who end up becoming one.

In this case there are significantly more men interested in becoming an immunologist than those actually working as one. It is hard to pinpoint the exact reasons why, but there are likely various forces at play, from changing interests over time to societal norms and biases.


Ethnic Mix, 2019

The largest ethnic group of immunologists are White, making up 37% of the population. The next highest segments are East Asian and South Asian, making up 24% and 13% respectively.