State Profile: Maryland

  2008-2010 Health Workforcea 2010 Graduatesb
Occupation Total % RSEc Per 100K Working-age Population Total Per 100K Working-age Population
Chiropractors 662 21.7 11.6 NA NA
Counselors 7,309 9.4 127.5 70 1.2
Dental Assistants 5,084 9.6 88.7 NP NP
Dental Hygienists 2,998 13.7 52.3 99 1.7
Dentists 2,994 11.3 52.2 117 2.0
Diagnostic Related Technologists and Technicians 5,392 10.2 94.0 279 4.8
Dietitians and Nutritionists 1,798 12.7 31.4 27 0.5
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 3,432 12.0 59.9 NP NP
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioner Support Technologist and Technicans 9,685 5.5 168.9 129 2.2
Licensed Practical and Licenses Vocational Nurses 11,733 5.3 204.6 362 6.3
Massage Therapists 1,858 13.7 32.4 NP NP
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians 9,144 6.5 159.5 93 1.6
Medical and Health Services Managers 13,091 5.7 228.3 250 4.3
Medical Assistants and Other Healthcare Support Occupations 13,610 6.7 237.4 NP NP
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 2,048 16.9 35.7 104 1.8
Medical Secretaries 14,513 5.0 253.1 NP NP
Nurse Anesthetistsd 418 NA 7.2 NP NP
Nurse Practitionersd 2,316 NA 40.1 NP NP
Nurse-Midwivesd 462 NA 8.0 NP NP
Nursing, Psychiatric, and Home Health Aides 38,484 3.5 671.2 NP NP
Occupational Therapists 1,709 13.2 29.8 90 1.6
Opticians, Dispensing 746 22.5 13.0 NP NP
Optometrists 824 26.7 14.4 NA NA
Personal Care Aides 10,343 6.2 180.4 NP NP
Pharmacists 4,530 9.1 79.0 114 2.0
Physical Therapist Assistants and Aides 1,898 15.4 33.1 NP NP
Physical Therapists 3,638 9.4 63.4 82 1.4
Physician Assistants 2,204 14.6 38.4 51 0.9
Physicians 20,787 4.7 362.5 278 4.8
Psychologists 3,625 9.4 63.2 223 3.9
Registered Nurses 55,944 2.7 975.7 2,549 44.1
Respiratory Therapists 1,859 14.4 32.4 110 1.9
Social Workers 8,888 6.1 155.0 737 12.8
Speech-Language Pathologists 2,589 10.7 45.2 261 4.5
Veterinarians 1,507 14.2 26.3 28 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