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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 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers in US

      National Employment Percent
      Change
      Projected
      Annual
      Job
      Openings*
      2020 2030
      United States 29,000 31,000 7% 3,100
      State Employment Percent
      Change
      Projected
      Annual
      Job
      Openings*
      2018 2028
      Texas 8,090 8,860 +10% 990
      California 5,000 5,400 +8% 610
      Colorado 2,070 2,540 +23% 300
      Washington 1,130 1,390 +23% 190
      Pennsylvania 1,340 1,470 +10% 170
      Oklahoma 1,180 1,210 +3% 130
      New York 770 880 +14% 100
      Florida 760 890 +17% 100
      Maryland 550 590 +7% 90
      Massachusetts 700 750 +7% 80
      Georgia 470 530 +13% 60
      North Carolina 460 530 +15% 60
      Indiana 410 460 +12% 50
      Michigan 440 440 +0% 50
      Oregon 340 390 +15% 50
      Illinois 380 380 +0% 40
      Utah 290 360 +24% 40
      Virginia 340 360 +6% 40
      Alaska 350 370 +6% 40
      Ohio 320 330 +3% 40
      South Carolina 220 250 +14% 30
      Tennessee 220 240 +9% 30
      Minnesota 270 300 +11% 30
      Alabama 220 240 +9% 30
      Kentucky 210 230 +10% 30
      Montana 210 230 +10% 30
      New Mexico 270 290 +7% 30
      New Jersey 230 260 +13% 30
      Kansas 220 240 +9% 30
      Missouri 240 270 +13% 30
      Arizona 180 200 +11% 20
      Nevada 150 180 +20% 20
      Wyoming 160 180 +13% 20
      West Virginia 160 150 -6% 20
      Wisconsin 90 110 +22% 10
      New Hampshire 110 130 +18% 10
      Maine 70 70 +0% 10
      Louisiana 900 990 +10% 10
      Rhode Island 80 80 +0% 10
      Iowa 50 60 +20% 10
      North Dakota 70 80 +14% 10
      Nebraska 70 70 +0% 10
      Hawaii 140 140 +0% 10
      Delaware 110 110 +0% 10
      Connecticut 60 70 +17% 10
      Arkansas 90 110 +22% 10
      South Dakota 60 60 +0% 10
      Idaho 80 80 +0% 00
      Mississippi 420 420 +0% 00
      District of Columbia 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
      Virgin Islands No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
      Vermont 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
      Puerto Rico 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

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