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In North America, Hindus are expected to number 5.9 million by 2050, up from 2.3 million in 2010, according to the Pew Research Center. Although their numbers are rising, the fact that Hindus will account for just 1.3 percent of the region's population in 2050 puts the employment outlook into perspective. Another consideration is the relatively small number of Hindu temples in the U.S. (200 or so). Opportunities in certain cities or regions of India and other predominantly Hindu countries will be better, but the number of purohitas is still small.

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