State Profile: Florida

  2008-2010 Health Workforcea 2010 Graduatesb
Occupation Total % RSEc Per 100K Working-age Population Total Per 100K Working-age Population
Chiropractors 3,128 11.3 16.8 NA NA
Counselors 12,237 5.6 65.5 339 1.8
Dental Assistants 16,735 4.9 89.6 NP NP
Dental Hygienists 8,345 6.9 44.7 406 2.2
Dentists 9,043 7.0 48.4 237 1.3
Diagnostic Related Technologists and Technicians 21,885 4.5 117.2 2,110 11.2
Dietitians and Nutritionists 4,503 10.0 24.1 137 0.7
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 11,402 5.6 61.1 NP NP
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioner Support Technologist and Technicans 34,604 3.7 185.3 557 3.0
Licensed Practical and Licenses Vocational Nurses 45,686 3.5 244.6 3,143 16.7
Massage Therapists 12,535 5.9 67.1 NP NP
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians 18,483 5.6 99.0 185 1.0
Medical and Health Services Managers 34,985 3.5 187.3 1,095 5.8
Medical Assistants and Other Healthcare Support Occupations 58,722 3.2 314.4 NP NP
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 7,268 6.3 38.9 728 3.9
Medical Secretaries 40,323 3.0 215.9 NP NP
Nurse Anesthetistsd 2,848 NA 15.2 NP NP
Nurse Practitionersd 7,138 NA 38.0 NP NP
Nurse-Midwivesd 769 NA 4.1 NP NP
Nursing, Psychiatric, and Home Health Aides 138,146 1.7 739.8 NP NP
Occupational Therapists 4,172 7.6 22.3 262 1.4
Opticians, Dispensing 4,371 9.8 23.4 NP NP
Optometrists 1,970 16.3 10.6 109 0.6
Personal Care Aides 35,192 3.6 188.4 NP NP
Pharmacists 15,841 4.4 84.8 949 5.0
Physical Therapist Assistants and Aides 3,694 11.7 19.8 NP NP
Physical Therapists 11,104 6.3 59.5 668 3.6
Physician Assistants 6,654 7.4 35.6 341 1.8
Physicians 46,019 3.4 246.4 701 3.7
Psychologists 9,651 5.7 51.7 1,189 6.3
Registered Nurses 167,476 1.6 896.8 9,155 48.7
Respiratory Therapists 6,327 6.8 33.9 624 3.3
Social Workers 23,963 4.8 128.3 1,306 7.0
Speech-Language Pathologists 5,710 7.9 30.6 782 4.2
Veterinarians 4,552 8.0 24.4 89 0.5

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