State Profile: Connecticut

  2008-2010 Health Workforcea 2010 Graduatesb
Occupation Total % RSEc Per 100K Working-age Population Total Per 100K Working-age Population
Chiropractors 666 25.9 18.7 43 1.2
Counselors 4,945 11.0 138.8 49 1.4
Dental Assistants 2,203 12.3 89.9 NP NP
Dental Hygienists 2,256 13.1 63.34 153 4.3
Dentists 2,054 12.3 57.7 40 1.1
Diagnostic Related Technologists and Technicians 3,807 10.8 106.9 211 5.9
Dietitians and Nutritionists 1,180 20.3 33.1 26 0.7
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 2,373 15.7 66.6 NP NP
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioner Support Technologist and Technicans 5,623 9.4 157.9 257 7.2
Licensed Practical and Licenses Vocational Nurses 8,605 7.2 241.6 673 18.8
Massage Therapists 2,021 14.2 56.8 NP NP
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians 4,933 9.2 138.5 63 1.8
Medical and Health Services Managers 7,210 7.0 202.4 67 1.9
Medical Assistants and Other Healthcare Support Occupations 11,825 6.2 332.0 NP NP
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 1,388 16.1 39.0 3 0.1
Medical Secretaries 10,883 6.3 305.6 NP NP
Nurse Anesthetistsd 430 NA 12.0 NP NP
Nurse Practitionersd 1,810 NA 50.6 NP NP
Nurse-Midwivesd 251 NA 7.0 NP NP
Nursing, Psychiatric, and Home Health Aides 40,244 3.8 1,123.0 NP NP
Occupational Therapists 1,425 18.3 40.0 63 1.8
Opticians, Dispensing 640 23.8 18.0 NP NP
Optometrists 381 29.5 10.7 NA NA
Personal Care Aides 10,490 7.2 294.5 NP NP
Pharmacists 2,833 12.6 79.6 100 2.8
Physical Therapist Assistants and Aides NR NR NR NP NP
Physical Therapists 2,680 13.1 75.2 131 3.7
Physician Assistants 1,444 19.5 40.5 78 2.2
Physicians 13,986 6.0 392.7 184 5.2
Psychologists 4,203 10.3 118.0 229 6.4
Registered Nurses 37,555 3.0 1,054.5 1,202 33.6
Respiratory Therapists 820 21.5 23.0 66 1.8
Social Workers 9.324 7.4 261.8 424 11.9
Speech-Language Pathologists 9,324 15.6 40.0 53 1.5
Veterinarians 1,197 18.0 33.6 NA NA

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