State Profile: California

  2008-2010 Health Workforcea 2010 Graduatesb
Occupation Total % RSEc Per 100K Working-age Population Total Per 100K Working-age Population
Chiropractors 7,920 7.0 21.4 327 0.9
Counselors 34,890 3.8 94.4 983 2.6
Dental Assistants 43,586 2.9 117.9 NP NP
Dental Hygienists 14,754 4.7 39.9 547 1.5
Dentists 24,786 4.6 67.0 614 1.6
Diagnostic Related Technologists and Technicians 24,786 4.2 74.8 540 1.4
Dietitians and Nutritionists 11,171 6.1 30.2 500 1.3
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 19,052 5.0 51.5 NP NP
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioner Support Technologist and Technicans 52,544 2.9 142.1 1,563 4.2
Licensed Practical and Licenses Vocational Nurses 54,817 3.1 148.3 4,774 12.8
Massage Therapists 21,836 4.4 59.1 NP NP
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians 32,160 3.3 87.0 55 0.2
Medical and Health Services Managers 59,877 2.9 162.0 613 1.6
Medical Assistants and Other Healthcare Support Occupations 100,517 2.3 271.9 NP NP
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 12,749 6.6 34.5 378 1.0
Medical Secretaries 55,458 3.1 150.0 NP NP
Nurse Anesthetistsd 1,125 NA 3.0 NP NP
Nurse Practitionersd 8,245 NA 22.1 NP NP
Nurse-Midwivesd 1,229 NA 3.3 NP NP
Nursing, Psychiatric, and Home Health Aides 172,567 1.6 466.8 NP NP
Occupational Therapists 7,248 7.4 19.6 401 1.1
Opticians, Dispensing 6,120 8.9 16.6 NP NP
Optometrists 4,751 10.0 12.8 152 0.4
Personal Care Aides 224,020 1.6 605.9 NP NP
Pharmacists 25,655 3.4 69.4 740 2.0
Physical Therapist Assistants and Aides 5,952 8.3 16.1 NP NP
Physical Therapists 19,218 5.2 52.0 687 1.8
Physician Assistants 8,048 6.3 21.8 298 0.8
Physicians 94,385 1.9 255.3 1,374 3.7
Psychologists 31,658 3.8 85.6 3,867 10.4
Registered Nurses 274,722 1.2 743.1 11,857 31.8
Respiratory Therapists 10,425 6.7 28.2 1,228 3.3
Social Workers 63,184 2.9 170.9 2,787 7.5
Speech-Language Pathologists 10,638 5.3 28.8 1,001 2.7
Veterinarians 6,902 8.3 18.7 227 .6

aHealth Workforce data are from Special Tabulations of the American Community Survey Public Use Microdata Sample, 2008-2010
bGraduate data are from Special Tabulations of the National Center for Education Statistics Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, 2009-2010 Data. Degree award levels included in the count of graduates are specified in Part 5 of the U.S. Health Workforce Chartbook – Technical Documentation.
c% RSE (Percent Relative Standard Error) = ((Estimate/Standard Error)*100); Lower % RSEs (i.e. proportionately lower standard errors) indicate greater precision. %RSEs between 20 and 30 percent should be used with caution
dAdvanced Practice Nursing Workforce data are from the following source(s): Nurse Practitioners and Nurse Anesthetists data are from the Area Resource File 2011-2012 Access Database, tabulations of data from the National Provider Identification File and Nurse-Midwives data are from the Area Resource File 2011-2012 AccessDatabase, tabulations of data from the American College of Nurse-Midwives.
NA: Data are not available for the selected state and occupation.
NR: Data not reported at the state-level because the RSE ≥ 30%; estimate does not meet standards of reliability
NP: Graduate data is not presented because there is no clear educational pathway for this occupation

Date Last Reviewed:  August 2016