Numbers of Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations in Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division

Occupation group

Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations

Year Number
2005 27,830
2006 31,720
2007 30,440
2008 32,700
2009 29,940
2010 20,570
2011 19,160
2012 19,550
2013 20,350
2014 19,250
2015 20,710
2016 21,890
2017 22,390

Individual occupations

Animal Scientists

Year Number
2016 30
2017 40

Food Scientists and Technologists

Year Number
2005 410
2006 520
2007 520
2008 430
2009 590
2010 440
2011 380
2012 280
2013 410
2014 440
2015 300
2016 300
2017 320

Soil and Plant Scientists

Year Number
2006 50
2007 40
2008 60
2009 40
2010 70
2011 170
2012 320
2013 460
2014 410
2015 340
2016 140
2017 140

Biochemists and Biophysicists

Year Number
2013 30
2014 70
2015 470
2016 600
2017 720

Microbiologists

Year Number
2005 380
2006 220
2007 360
2008 370
2009 310
2010 120
2011 110
2012 130
2013 160
2014 140
2015 320
2016 580
2017 600

Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists

Year Number
2012 130
2013 100
2014 120
2015 120
2016 130
2017 100

Biological Scientists, All Other

Year Number
2005 510
2006 390
2007 220
2008 370
2009 340
2010 480
2011 230
2012 200
2013 320
2014 320
2015 440
2016 410
2017 500

Conservation Scientists

Year Number
2005 30
2006 60
2007 70
2008 80
2009 90
2010 100
2011 120
2012 100
2013 70
2014 70
2015 100
2016 100
2017 140

Foresters

Year Number
2005 50
2006 60
2007 70
2008 80
2009 70
2010 90
2011 100
2012 100
2013 80
2014 70
2015 70
2016 70
2017 70

Epidemiologists

Year Number
2008 90
2009 150
2010 130
2011 160
2012 70
2013 70
2014 110
2015 130
2016 150
2017 160

Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists

Year Number
2005 540
2006 610
2007 650
2008 650
2009 540
2010 450
2012 1,210
2013 1,440
2014 980
2015 1,580
2016 2,360
2017 2,330

Life Scientists, All Other

Year Number
2005 170
2006 200
2007 180
2008 170
2009 230
2010 180
2011 240
2012 110
2013 150
2014 160
2015 280
2016 270
2017 230

Physicists

Year Number
2005 1,290
2006 2,350
2007 1,520
2008 2,670
2010 2,580
2011 970
2012 950
2014 750
2015 610
2016 560
2017 720

Atmospheric and Space Scientists

Year Number
2005 260
2006 370
2010 310
2011 380
2012 370
2013 290
2014 280
2015 70
2017 40

Chemists

Year Number
2005 1,680
2006 1,840
2007 1,720
2008 1,630
2009 1,450
2010 1,420
2011 1,780
2012 1,690
2013 1,700
2014 1,250
2015 1,650
2016 1,900
2017 1,970

Materials Scientists

Year Number
2007 600
2008 690
2009 500
2010 600
2011 310
2012 240
2013 210
2014 220
2015 190
2016 220
2017 220

Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health

Year Number
2005 1,330
2006 1,390
2007 1,810
2008 1,410
2009 1,350
2010 1,090
2011 1,210
2012 1,150
2013 1,080
2014 1,070
2015 2,060
2016 2,100
2017 1,970

Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers

Year Number
2005 150
2006 200
2008 490
2009 430
2010 220
2011 200
2012 120
2013 180
2014 220
2015 180
2016 140
2017 100

Hydrologists

Year Number
2014 120
2015 60

Physical Scientists, All Other

Year Number
2005 970
2006 1,190
2007 630
2008 510
2009 690
2010 680
2011 620
2012 1,910
2013 1,030
2014 1,140
2015 630
2016 450
2017 550

Economists

Year Number
2005 280
2006 210
2007 340
2008 380
2009 490
2010 440
2011 380
2012 300
2013 270
2014 290
2015 310
2016 290
2017 280

Survey Researchers

Year Number
2005 820
2006 460
2007 470
2008 540
2009 700
2010 930
2011 800
2012 840
2013 830
2014 630
2015 640
2016 740
2017 740

Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists

Year Number
2005 3,660
2006 3,180
2007 3,240
2008 2,790
2009 2,490
2010 2,980
2011 3,210
2012 3,430
2013 3,040
2014 2,730
2015 2,470
2016 2,360
2017 2,410

Psychologists, All Other

Year Number
2005 110
2006 190
2007 110
2008 140
2009 140
2010 150
2011 130
2012 120
2013 130
2014 280
2015 440
2016 560
2017 290

Sociologists

Year Number
2010 100
2011 50
2016 70
2017 80

Urban and Regional Planners

Year Number
2005 200
2006 290
2007 520
2008 530
2009 510
2010 340
2011 340
2012 360
2013 360
2014 410
2015 360
2016 380
2017 350

Anthropologists and Archeologists

Year Number
2011 30
2012 60

Geographers

Year Number
2013 80

Historians

Year Number
2009 60
2010 40
2011 40
2012 40
2014 40
2015 40
2016 50
2017 50

Political Scientists

Year Number
2010 40
2011 40
2016 30
2017 50

Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other

Year Number
2005 590
2006 420
2007 350
2008 210
2009 250
2010 400
2011 560
2012 610
2013 350
2014 230
2015 200

Agricultural and Food Science Technicians

Year Number
2005 350
2006 640
2007 350
2008 310
2009 210
2010 190
2011 160
2012 170
2013 370
2014 370
2015 360
2016 330
2017 350

Biological Technicians

Year Number
2005 920
2006 1,230
2007 1,060
2008 930
2009 760
2010 1,300
2011 890
2013 520
2014 480
2015 560
2016 820
2017 900

Chemical Technicians

Year Number
2005 1,280
2006 1,120
2007 880
2008 1,100
2009 1,210
2010 1,650
2011 2,190
2012 1,900
2013 1,950
2014 1,290
2015 1,280
2016 1,210
2017 1,040

Nuclear Technicians

Year Number
2007 30
2015 160
2016 170

Social Science Research Assistants

Year Number
2005 680
2007 230
2008 140
2009 130
2010 90
2011 90
2012 230
2013 270
2014 280
2015 410
2016 590
2017 780

Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health

Year Number
2005 820
2006 1,550
2007 1,460
2008 1,660
2009 1,150
2010 960
2011 690
2012 540
2013 860
2014 900
2015 780
2016 510
2017 540

Forensic Science Technicians

Year Number
2005 360
2006 300
2007 420
2008 450
2009 470
2010 400
2011 390
2012 110
2013 320
2014 280
2015 330
2016 410
2017 390

Forest and Conservation Technicians

Year Number
2005 120
2006 160
2007 130
2008 90
2009 100
2010 70
2011 70
2012 90
2013 100
2014 100
2015 30
2016 80
2017 140

Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other

Year Number
2005 1,830
2006 1,760
2007 1,130
2008 1,330
2009 1,090
2010 790
2011 530
2012 460
2013 2,060
2014 2,570
2015 2,430
2016 1,880
2017 1,910