There are currently an estimated 23,200 microbiologists in the United States. The microbiologist job market is expected to grow by 8.2% between 2016 and 2026.
How employable are microbiologists?
CareerExplorer rates microbiologists 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 8,300 microbiologists. That number is based on 1,900 additional microbiologists, and the retirement of 6,400 existing microbiologists.
What’s the supply of microbiologists?
The microbiologist industry is concentrated in California, Maryland, Texas
Microbiologist job market by state
|State Name||Employed Microbiologists|
|District of Columbia||50|