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Employment, Employment Concentration, and Employment Projections are from the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) and Employment Projections programs.
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Projected Employment for Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health in UNITED STATES

National Employment Percent
Change
Projected
Annual
Job
Openings*
2018 2028
United States 85,000 92,000 8% 10,300
State Employment Percent
Change
Projected
Annual
Job
Openings*
2016 2026
California 15,200 17,000 +12% 1,630
Florida 5,600 6,420 +15% 630
Texas 5,040 5,870 +17% 580
New York 4,440 5,370 +21% 540
Colorado 3,290 4,090 +24% 430
Washington 3,350 4,140 +24% 420
North Carolina 3,570 4,060 +14% 390
Ohio 3,230 3,500 +8% 330
Virginia 3,040 3,380 +11% 320
Illinois 3,030 3,220 +6% 300
New Jersey 2,880 3,100 +8% 290
Michigan 2,460 2,720 +11% 260
Pennsylvania 2,360 2,580 +9% 240
Minnesota 1,770 2,010 +14% 200
Massachusetts 1,750 1,980 +13% 190
Maryland 1,880 1,950 +4% 180
District of Columbia 1,750 1,840 +5% 170
Tennessee 1,270 1,450 +15% 140
Arizona 1,280 1,470 +15% 140
Louisiana 1,290 1,460 +14% 140
Georgia 1,110 1,310 +19% 130
Wisconsin 1,190 1,330 +12% 130
New Mexico 1,130 1,260 +11% 120
Alabama 980 1,050 +7% 100
Nevada 930 1,060 +13% 100
Oregon 920 1,070 +16% 100
Missouri 970 1,070 +9% 100
Kentucky 1,000 1,050 +5% 100
Indiana 840 1,000 +19% 100
Connecticut 760 880 +15% 90
Utah 620 820 +32% 80
Iowa 730 820 +12% 80
Kansas 660 750 +13% 70
Hawaii 710 770 +8% 70
Arkansas 520 640 +23% 60
Alaska 630 650 +2% 60
South Carolina 420 490 +15% 50
Oklahoma 530 570 +7% 50
New Hampshire 440 490 +11% 50
Idaho 490 530 +7% 50
Vermont 480 510 +7% 50
Wyoming 470 500 +8% 50
Nebraska 480 530 +10% 50
Mississippi 460 480 +5% 40
Delaware 410 450 +11% 40
Maine 430 440 +2% 40
West Virginia 360 390 +10% 40
Puerto Rico 480 440 -7% 40
Montana 400 440 +10% 40
Rhode Island 290 310 +10% 30
North Dakota 300 350 +16% 30
South Dakota 260 280 +9% 30
Northern Mariana Islands No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
American Samoa No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
Virgin Islands No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
Guam No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available

*Projected Annual Job Openings refers to the average annual job openings due to growth and net replacement.