Career Outlook for Umpires, Referees, and Other Sports Officials

Also known as:  Athletic Events Scorer, Baseball Umpire, Diving Judge, Dressage Judge, Equestrian Events Judge, Handicapper, Horse Show Judge, Paddock Judge, Pit Steward, Placing Judge
The overall job outlook for Umpire, Referee, or Other Sports Official careers has been positive since 2004. Vacancies for this career have increased by 33.30 percent nationwide in that time, with an average growth of 5.55 percent per year. Demand for Umpires, Referees, and Other Sports Officials is expected to go up, with an expected 2,350 new jobs filled by 2018. This represents an annual increase of 1.93 percent over the next few years.
TOP STATES
There are currently more Umpires, Referees, and Other Sports Officials in the following states
California 1,640
Wisconsin 1,230
Kansas 1,180
Colorado 1,130
Missouri 840
Illinois 750
Florida 660
BOTTOM STATES
The states below have the least number of filled positions for Umpires, Referees, and Other Sports Officials
Vermont 50
Mississippi 50
Nebraska 70
Oklahoma 70
Alabama 80
Nevada 100
Delaware 110
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