There are currently an estimated 3,500 sociologists in the United States. The sociologist job market is expected to remain the same size between 2016 and 2026.

How employable are sociologists?

CareerExplorer rates sociologists 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 6,100 sociologists. That number is based on the retirement of 6,100 existing sociologists.

What’s the supply of sociologists?

The sociologist industry is concentrated in California, New York, North Carolina

Sociologist job market by state

State Name Employed Sociologists
California 990
New York 310
North Carolina 140
Massachusetts 130
Texas 110
Illinois 90
Ohio 90
Washington 80
Pennsylvania 80
Florida 80
New Jersey 50
Utah 50
Oregon 40