There are currently an estimated 19,400 zoologists in the United States. The zoologist job market is expected to grow by 7.7% between 2016 and 2026.
How employable are zoologists?
CareerExplorer rates zoologists 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 7,900 zoologists. That number is based on 1,500 additional zoologists, and the retirement of 6,400 existing zoologists.
Are zoologists in demand?
Zoologists may face strong competition when looking for employment. Applicants with experience gained through internships, summer jobs, or volunteer work should have better chances at finding employment. In addition to job growth, many job openings will be created by zoologists who retire, advance to management positions, or change careers. While more professionals in the field will be required to study how population growth impacts wildlife and natural habitats, demand is not guaranteed because of the budgetary restrictions faced by agencies at all governmental levels: local, state, and federal.
What’s the supply of zoologists?
The zoologist industry is concentrated in Washington, California, Florida
Zoologist job market by state
|State Name||Employed Zoologists|
|District of Columbia||90|