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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 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers in UNITED STATES

National Employment Percent
Change
Projected
Annual
Job
Openings*
2018 2028
United States 31,000 32,800 6% 3,600
State Employment Percent
Change
Projected
Annual
Job
Openings*
2016 2026
Texas 8,860 10,490 +18% 1,040
California 4,100 4,600 +12% 440
Colorado 2,220 2,790 +26% 290
Washington 1,160 1,360 +18% 130
Pennsylvania 1,130 1,230 +8% 120
New York 1,030 1,230 +19% 120
Oklahoma 1,090 1,260 +16% 120
Louisiana 1,060 1,190 +12% 110
Nevada 770 880 +14% 90
Florida 600 730 +22% 70
North Carolina 460 550 +20% 60
Michigan 500 580 +16% 60
Virginia 430 480 +12% 50
Arizona 410 460 +14% 50
Oregon 300 370 +24% 40
Maryland 460 470 +2% 40
Mississippi 400 400 +2% 40
Ohio 360 390 +8% 40
New Mexico 340 390 +14% 40
Tennessee 230 320 +36% 30
Alaska 360 360 +1% 30
Massachusetts 260 300 +14% 30
New Jersey 310 350 +15% 30
Illinois 310 340 +8% 30
Georgia 290 320 +11% 30
Indiana 290 330 +15% 30
Montana 260 300 +16% 30
Alabama 290 320 +11% 30
Kansas 280 310 +11% 30
Minnesota 220 250 +13% 20
Connecticut 140 160 +16% 20
Missouri 220 250 +16% 20
Kentucky 230 250 +7% 20
Wyoming 200 220 +12% 20
Wisconsin 200 220 +10% 20
South Carolina 180 210 +16% 20
Utah 200 240 +22% 20
Nebraska 80 90 +16% 10
Iowa 70 80 +16% 10
Rhode Island 120 130 +7% 10
North Dakota 50 50 +13% 10
Hawaii 70 70 +5% 10
Delaware 60 70 +8% 10
Vermont 50 50 +6% 10
Idaho 90 90 +4% 10
South Dakota 70 80 +16% 10
West Virginia 160 160 +2% 10
Maine 120 120 +3% 10
New Hampshire 100 100 +10% 10
Arkansas 80 90 +12% 10
Northern Mariana Islands No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
Puerto Rico No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
District of Columbia 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
Guam 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

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