Career Outlook for Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates

Also known as:  Administrative Court Justice, Circuit Court Judge, County Court Judge, Criminal Court Judge, District Court Judge, Jurist, Justice, Probate Judge, Trial Court Judge, Tribal Judge
The overall job outlook for Judge, Magistrate Judge, or Magistrate careers has been relatively unchanged since 2004. Vacancies for this career have slightly decreased by 1.57 percent nationwide in that time, with an average decline of -0.26 percent per year. Demand for Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates is expected to go up, with an expected 300 new jobs filled by 2018. This represents an annual increase of 0.14 percent over the next few years.
TOP STATES
There are currently more Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates in the following states
New York 3,380
Texas 2,260
California 1,750
Florida 1,400
Ohio 1,350
North Carolina 1,250
Georgia 1,190
BOTTOM STATES
The states below have the least number of filled positions for Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates
Maryland 50
Wyoming 50
Maine 80
North Dakota 90
South Dakota 90
New Mexico 100
Pennsylvania 100
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