State Profile: Colorado

  2008-2010 Health Workforcea 2010 Graduatesb
Occupation Total % RSEc Per 100K Working-age Population Total Per 100K Working-age Population
Chiropractors 1,750 18.7 35.2 NA NA
Counselors 5,8101 8.9 116.7 47 0.9
Dental Assistants 5,393 9.5 108.5 NP NP
Dental Hygienists 2,208 11.5 44.4 57 1.1
Dentists 3,340 11.1 67.2 71 1.4
Diagnostic Related Technologists and Technicians 3,953 9.8 79.5 174 3.5
Dietitians and Nutritionists 1,425 16.4 28.7 50 1.0
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 2,993 11.5 60.2 NP NP
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioner Support Technologist and Technicans 8,021 8.0 161.4 462 9.2
Licensed Practical and Licenses Vocational Nurses 5,843 9.4 117.6 309 6.1
Massage Therapists 4,876 9.5 98.1 NP NP
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians 4,731 9.8 95.2 156 3.1
Medical and Health Services Managers 8,817 6.5 177.4 224 4.4
Medical Assistants and Other Healthcare Support Occupations 13,020 6.8 262.0 NP NP
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 2,210 12.6 44.5 24 0.5
Medical Secretaries 8,605 9.0 173.1 NP NP
Nurse Anesthetistsd 329 NA 6.5 NP NP
Nurse Practitionersd 1,927 NA 38.3 NP NP
Nurse-Midwivesd 356 NA 7.1 NP NP
Nursing, Psychiatric, and Home Health Aides 22,710 4.9 456.9 NP NP
Occupational Therapists 1,858 13.1 37.4 43 0.9
Opticians, Dispensing 1,139 18.9 22.9 NP NP
Optometrists 857 20.8 17.2 NA NA
Personal Care Aides 11,127 6.7 223.9 NP NP
Pharmacists 4,381 8.8 88.1 163 3.2
Physical Therapist Assistants and Aides 833 25.3 16.8 NP NP
Physical Therapists 4,162 10.3 83.7 176 3.5
Physician Assistants 1,935 15.7 38.9 42 0.8
Physicians 13,435 6.2 270.3 146 2.9
Psychologists 4,486 9.8 90.3 670 13.3
Registered Nurses 43,480 2.7 874.8 2,116 42.1
Respiratory Therapists 1,533 15.5 30.8 91 1.8
Social Workers 6,600 7.3 132.8 476 9.5
Speech-Language Pathologists 1,682 14.7 33.8 125 2.5
Veterinarians 1,792 13.2 36.0 131 2.6

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