State Profile: Massachusetts

  2008-2010 Health Workforcea 2010 Graduatesb
Occupation Total % RSEc Per 100K Working-age Population Total Per 100K Working-age Population
Chiropractors 1,377 19.7 21.1 NA NA
Counselors 10,442 6.8 160.3 107 1.6
Dental Assistants 6,174 8.7 94.8 NP NP
Dental Hygienists 4,645 9.5 71.3 207 3.2
Dentists 4,484 8.6 68.8 441 6.7
Diagnostic Related Technologists and Technicians 8,646 7.9 132.7 363 5.5
Dietitians and Nutritionists 2,179 12.8 33.4 13 0.2
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 4,593 9.3 70.5 NP NP
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioner Support Technologist and Technicans 12,263 6.9 188.2 342 5.2
Licensed Practical and Licenses Vocational Nurses 14,390 5.5 220.9 514 7.8
Massage Therapists 3,079 11.3 47.3 NP NP
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians 12,258 6.6 188.2 143 2.2
Medical and Health Services Managers 18,935 4.7 290.6 375 5.7
Medical Assistants and Other Healthcare Support Occupations 19,063 4.2 292.6 NP NP
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 2,203 15.2 33.8 20 0.3
Medical Secretaries 21,300 4.1 327.0 NP NP
Nurse Anesthetistsd 640 NA 9.8 NP NP
Nurse Practitionersd 4,561 NA 69.7 NP NP
Nurse-Midwivesd 513 NA 7.8 NP NP
Nursing, Psychiatric, and Home Health Aides 61,652 2.9 946.4 NP NP
Occupational Therapists 3,660 10.2 56.2 212 3.2
Opticians, Dispensing 1,207 17.3 18.5 NP NP
Optometrists 766 27.5 11.8 114 1.7
Personal Care Aides 22,099 4.9 339.2 NP NP
Pharmacists 6,235 6.2 95.7 591 9.0
Physical Therapist Assistants and Aides 1,640 16.3 25.2 NP NP
Physical Therapists 6,518 8.0 100.0 406 6.2
Physician Assistants 2,126 14.4 32.6 156 2.4
Physicians 29,726 3.9 456.3 576 8.8
Psychologists 9,067 6.6 139.2 1,009 15.4
Registered Nurses 80,725 2.0 1,239.1 3,567 54.5
Respiratory Therapists 2,171 14.2 33.3 87 1.3
Social Workers 16,037 5.3 246.2 1,118 17.1
Speech-Language Pathologists 3,715 10.0 57.0 431 6.6
Veterinarians 1,663 13.8 25.5 74 1.1

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