There are currently an estimated 19,900 soil and plant scientists in the United States. The soil and plant scientist job market is expected to grow by 9.0% between 2016 and 2026.
How employable are soil and plant scientists?
CareerExplorer rates soil and plant scientists 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 9,100 soil and plant scientists. That number is based on 1,800 additional soil and plant scientists, and the retirement of 7,300 existing soil and plant scientists.
What’s the supply of soil and plant scientists?
The soil and plant scientist industry is concentrated in California, Iowa, North Carolina
Soil and Plant Scientist job market by state
|State Name||Employed Soil and Plant Scientists|
|District of Columbia||60|