State Profile: Maine

  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 1,903 15.5 143.2 NA NA
Dental Assistants 1,314 24.2 98.8 NP NP
Dental Hygienists 979 21.2 73.6 88 6.6
Dentists 547 28.6 41.2 NA NA
Diagnostic Related Technologists and Technicians 1,789 17.9 134.6 66 5.0
Dietitians and Nutritionists 374 28.6 28.1 NA NA
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 1,403 27.2 105.6 NP NP
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioner Support Technologist and Technicans 2,773 12.3 208.6 46 3.5
Licensed Practical and Licenses Vocational Nurses 1,952 11.5 146.8 2 0.2
Massage Therapists 940 26.8 70.7 NP NP
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians 1,693 19.1 127.4 25 1.9
Medical and Health Services Managers 3,777 14.4 284.2 97 7.3
Medical Assistants and Other Healthcare Support Occupations 4,843 11.7 364.4 NP NP
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 584 24.0 43.9 17 1.3
Medical Secretaries 3,582 9.8 269.5 NP NP
Nurse Anesthetistsd 253 NA 19.0 NP NP
Nurse Practitionersd 852 NA 64.1 NP NP
Nurse-Midwivesd 111 NA 8.4 NP NP
Nursing, Psychiatric, and Home Health Aides 13,641 6.9 1,026.2 NP NP
Occupational Therapists 972 23.2 73.1 53 4.0
Opticians, Dispensing NR NR NR NP NP
Optometrists NR NR NR NA NA
Personal Care Aides 7,353 9.2 553.2 NP NP
Pharmacists 828 21.8 62.3 NA NA
Physical Therapist Assistants and Aides NR NR NR NP NP
Physical Therapists 1,469 19.2 110.5 91 6.8
Physician Assistants 673 19.7 50.6 45 3.4
Physicians 3,292 12.3 247.7 109 8.2
Psychologists 877 25.7 66.0 24 1.8
Registered Nurses 16,153 5.0 1,215.2 720 54.2
Respiratory Therapists 383 27.7 28.8 25 1.9
Social Workers 3,557 12.5 267.6 190 14.3
Speech-Language Pathologists 782 26.7 58.8 40 3.0
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