State Profile: Georgia

  2008-2010 Health Workforcea 2010 Graduatesb
Occupation Total % RSEc Per 100K Working-age Population Total Per 100K Working-age Population
Chiropractors 1,259 15.2 13.1 272 2.8
Counselors 6,788 8.2 10.6 229 2.4
Dental Assistants 6,717 7.8 69.9 NP NP
Dental Hygienists 4,784 9.5 49.8 220 2.3
Dentists 3,442 12.5 35.8 61 0.6
Diagnostic Related Technologists and Technicians 8,889 6.8 92.5 416 4.3
Dietitians and Nutritionists 3,476 11.1 36.2 66 0.7
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 4,908 8.5 51.1 NP NP
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioner Support Technologist and Technicans 14,804 5.4 154.0 284 2.9
Licensed Practical and Licenses Vocational Nurses 22,076 4.2 229.6 61 0.6
Massage Therapists 2,709 12.2 28.2 NP NP
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians 9,937 6.5 103.4 188 1.9
Medical and Health Services Managers 15,842 5.7 164.8 406 4.2
Medical Assistants and Other Healthcare Support Occupations 22,993 4.8 239.2 NP NP
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 2,213 11.2 23.0 91 0.9
Medical Secretaries 17,432 4.0 181.3 NP NP
Nurse Anesthetistsd 1,053 NA 10.9 NP NP
Nurse Practitionersd 3,064 NA 31.6 NP NP
Nurse-Midwivesd 459 NA 4.7 NP NP
Nursing, Psychiatric, and Home Health Aides 50,272 2.9 523.0 NP NP
Occupational Therapists 1,912 14.9 19.9 70 0.7
Opticians, Dispensing 1,067 18.2 11.1 NP NP
Optometrists 1,117 17.1 11.6 NA NA
Personal Care Aides 12,136 6.4 126.2 NP NP
Pharmacists 8,474 6.1 88.2 350 3.6
Physical Therapist Assistants and Aides 1,292 17.5 13.4 NP NP
Physical Therapists 4,587 9.5 47.7 175 1.8
Physician Assistants 3,234 10.6 35.6 175 1.8
Physicians 20,640 4.1 214.7 408 4.2
Psychologists 3,102 11.2 32.2 256 2.6
Registered Nurses 75,976 2.6 790.4 3,577 36.9
Respiratory Therapists 2,908 12.9 30.2 242 2.5
Social Workers 10,355 6.0 107.7 554 5.7
Speech-Language Pathologists 4,229 9.8 44.0 198 2.0
Veterinarians 2,432 12.7 25.3 92 1.0

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