State Profile: Delaware

  2008-2010 Health Workforcea 2010 Graduatesb
Occupation Total % RSEc Per 100K Working-age Population Total Per 100K Working-age Population
Chiropractors NR NR NR NA NA
Counselors 719 25.9 80.6 NA NA
Dental Assistants NR NR NR NP NP
Dental Hygienists 413 27.3 46.3 21 2.3
Dentists NR NR NR NA NA
Diagnostic Related Technologists and Technicians 1,398 114.1 156.8 50 5.6
Dietitians and Nutritionists 583 29.6 65.4 44 4.9
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics NR NR NR NP NP
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioner Support Technologist and Technicans 1,533 19.0 171.9 48 5.3
Licensed Practical and Licenses Vocational Nurses 1,679 19.0 171.9 48 5.3
Massage Therapists NR NR NR NP NP
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians 1,506 21.2 168.9 34 3.8
Medical and Health Services Managers 2,340 14.3 262.4 55 6.1
Medical Assistants and Other Healthcare Support Occupations 2,561 14.6 287.2 NP NP
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians NR NR NR NA NA
Medical Secretaries 2,040 14.1 228.8 NP NP
Nurse Anesthetistsd 234 NA 26.1 NP NP
Nurse Practitionersd 464 NA 51.7 NP NP
Nurse-Midwivesd 46 NA 5.1 NP NP
Nursing, Psychiatric, and Home Health Aides 6,962 10.1 780.7 NP NP
Occupational Therapists NR NR NR NA NA
Opticians, Dispensing NR NR NR NP NP
Optometrists NR NR NR NA NA
Personal Care Aides 1,408 20.8 157.9 NP NP
Pharmacists 651 27.7 73.0 NA NA
Physical Therapist Assistants and Aides NR NR NR NP NP
Physical Therapists 805 21.1 90.3 30 3.3
Physician Assistants NR NR NR NA NA
Physicians 3,342 11.5 374.8 NA NA
Psychologists 600 26.2 67.3 53 5.9
Registered Nurses 10,380 6.7 1,164.0 577 64.3
Respiratory Therapists NR NR NR NA NA
Social Workers 1,642 17.1 184.1 61 6.8
Speech-Language Pathologists NR NR NR NA NA
Veterinarians NR NR NR 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