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Hearing Officer Job Outlook

There are currently an estimated 15,000 Hearing Officers in the United States. The Hearing Officer job market is expected to shrink by -3.6% between 2014 and 2024.

Hearing Officer Employability Rating

F Sokanu rates Hearing Officers with a F employability rating, meaning this career should provide poor employment opportunities for the foreseeable future. Over the next 10 years, it is expected the US will need 2,200 Hearing Officers. That number is based on the retirement of 2,200 existing Hearing Officers.

Demand for Hearing Officers

Little to no growth is projected in the hearing officer field for the foreseeable future. Despite increasing caseloads and the continued need and demand for these officers to settle disputes, budgetary constraints are expected to limit the ability of federal, state, and local governments to fill vacant positions or authorize new ones. This fact, coupled with the prestige associated with a hearing officer position, ensures that competition will remain strong and turnover will remain low. Most job openings will result from the need to replace officers who retire, leave because their elected term is over, or choose to teach. While most hearing officers work within government, some find related opportunities with labor organizations, law offices, insurance carriers, and private organizations that offer dispute resolution services.

Supply of Hearing Officers

The Hearing Officer industry is concentrated in California, New York, and Texas.

Hearing Officer Job Market by State

State name Employed Hearing Officers
California 1,610
New York 1,410
Texas 1,210
Pennsylvania 850
Florida 550
Illinois 540
Georgia 530
Virginia 510
Michigan 470
Ohio 460
Oregon 420
Kentucky 380
Arkansas 380
Arizona 340
Washington 320
Tennessee 300
New Jersey 290
Louisiana 260
Colorado 210
Connecticut 210
Maryland 200
Missouri 180
Oklahoma 180
Utah 160
Nevada 150
New Mexico 140
Minnesota 140
Massachusetts 140
Maine 130
Alabama 120
New Hampshire 120
West Virginia 110
South Carolina 110
Mississippi 90
Indiana 90
Wisconsin 80
Delaware 80
Rhode Island 70
Iowa 70
Montana 60
Idaho 60
Hawaii 50
Vermont 50
Kansas 50
Puerto Rico 50

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