State Profile: District of Columbia

  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 2,284 16.1 385.6 10 1.7
Dental Assistants 504 27.4 85.1 NP NP
Dental Hygienists NR NR NR NA NA
Dentists 905 24.3 152.8 71 11.8
Diagnostic Related Technologists and Technicians 1,196 23.6 201.9 25 4.2
Dietitians and Nutritionists 294 29.7 49.6 NA NA
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 507 28.4 85.6 NP NP
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioner Support Technologist and Technicans 863 21.4 145.7 12 2.0
Licensed Practical and Licenses Vocational Nurses 1,982 14.2 334.6 NA NA
Massage Therapists NR NR NR NP NP
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians 1,431 17.8 241.6 131 21.8
Medical and Health Services Managers 3,723 10.5 628.6 120 19.9
Medical Assistants and Other Healthcare Support Occupations 1,835 15.0 309.8 NP NP
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians NR NR NR NA NA
Medical Secretaries 2,342 15.7 395.4 NP NP
Nurse Anesthetistsd 65 NA 10.8 NP NP
Nurse Practitionersd 551 NA 91.6 NP NP
Nurse-Midwivesd 75 NA 12.5 NP NP
Nursing, Psychiatric, and Home Health Aides 7,833 9.8 1,322.5 NP NP
Occupational Therapists NR NR NR 18 3.0
Opticians, Dispensing NR NR NR NP NP
Optometrists NR NR NR NA NA
Personal Care Aides 1,681 19.5 283.8 NP NP
Pharmacists 497 22.1 83.9 NA NA
Physical Therapist Assistants and Aides NR NR NR NP NP
Physical Therapists 815 23.6 137.6 43 7.2
Physician Assistants NR NR NR 86 14.3
Physicians 7,017 8.3 1,184.7 475 78.9
Psychologists 1,527 13.4 257.8 158 26.3
Registered Nurses 9,869 6.9 1,666.2 239 39.7
Respiratory Therapists NR NR NR 11 1.8
Social Workers 3,429 13.8 578.9 220 36.6
Speech-Language Pathologists NR NR NR 88 14.6
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