Learn about the types of people who become otolaryngologists. 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 otolaryngologist. Four or five star ratings on CareerExplorer indicate interest.

More women than men are interested in becoming otolaryngologists at a ratio of 1.11 to 1.


Actual Gender Mix, 2024

53% of otolaryngologists are female and 47% 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 otolaryngologist 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 otolaryngologist and those who end up becoming one.


Ethnic Mix, 2019

The largest ethnic group of otolaryngologists are Black or African American, making up 29% of the population. The next highest segments are White and Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish, making up 24% and 24% respectively.