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Data in this report are from the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics:

Current employment data are from the Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics, May 2021.

State employment projections are from Projections Central, Long-term Projections 2018-28, and State Labor Market Information offices.

National employment projections are from the Employment Projections, 2020-30.

Employment concentration data are from the Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics, May 2021.

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      Projected Employment for Conservation Scientists in US

      National Employment Percent
      Change
      Projected
      Annual
      Job
      Openings*
      2020 2030
      United States 25,300 26,800 6% 2,500
      State Employment Percent
      Change
      Projected
      Annual
      Job
      Openings*
      2018 2028
      Texas 2,250 2,430 +8% 260
      California 2,000 2,300 +15% 240
      Colorado 1,680 1,940 +16% 210
      Washington 1,060 1,170 +10% 140
      Florida 1,040 1,070 +3% 110
      Illinois 910 940 +3% 100
      Pennsylvania 910 940 +3% 100
      Maryland 510 550 +8% 90
      Oregon 640 710 +11% 80
      Ohio 750 760 +1% 80
      Wisconsin 760 780 +3% 80
      Virginia 620 650 +5% 70
      New York 640 690 +8% 70
      Missouri 580 590 +2% 60
      Montana 530 570 +8% 60
      Minnesota 430 440 +2% 50
      Michigan 540 530 -2% 50
      North Carolina 400 420 +5% 50
      Iowa 470 490 +4% 50
      South Carolina 430 470 +9% 50
      Massachusetts 430 460 +7% 50
      District of Columbia 340 370 +9% 40
      New Jersey 350 380 +9% 40
      South Dakota 330 350 +6% 40
      Arizona 290 280 -3% 30
      Georgia 260 280 +8% 30
      Indiana 230 240 +4% 30
      Nebraska 230 240 +4% 30
      Utah 260 290 +12% 30
      Oklahoma 280 290 +4% 30
      North Dakota 270 280 +4% 30
      New Mexico 250 260 +4% 30
      Kentucky 150 150 +0% 20
      Tennessee 170 160 -6% 20
      Kansas 150 150 +0% 20
      West Virginia 170 180 +6% 20
      Hawaii 200 220 +10% 20
      Wyoming 170 170 +0% 20
      Arkansas 140 140 +0% 20
      Alaska 210 220 +5% 20
      Vermont 90 100 +11% 10
      New Hampshire 60 60 +0% 10
      Maine 100 90 -10% 10
      Delaware 90 100 +11% 10
      Alabama 120 130 +8% 10
      Nevada 70 80 +14% 10
      Puerto Rico 50 50 +0% 10
      Mississippi 1,110 1,110 +0% 00
      Idaho 270 270 +0% 00
      Louisiana 670 660 -2% 00
      Rhode Island 30 30 +0% 00
      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
      Connecticut No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
      Northern Mariana 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.