State Profile: Minnesota

  2008-2010 Health Workforcea 2010 Graduatesb
Occupation Total % RSEc Per 100K Working-age Population Total Per 100K Working-age Population
Chiropractors 2,113 16.8 40.0 200 3.8
Counselors 8,061 9.2 152.7 617 11.6
Dental Assistants 5,611 8.9 106.3 NP NP
Dental Hygienists 3,261 11.0 61.8 246 4.6
Dentists 2,855 13.7 54.1 101 1.9
Diagnostic Related Technologists and Technicians 5,384 9.4 102.0 381 7.2
Dietitians and Nutritionists 2,085 17.7 39.5 5 0.1
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 2,509 15.6 47.5 NP NP
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioner Support Technologist and Technicans 9,624 8.1 182.3 687 13.0
Licensed Practical and Licenses Vocational Nurses 15,462 4.9 292.9 1,659 31.3
Massage Therapists 2,532 15.7 48.0 NP NP
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians 8,035 6.8 152.2 171 3.2
Medical and Health Services Managers 10,489 6.5 198.7 291 5.5
Medical Assistants and Other Healthcare Support Occupations 14,044 6.4 266.0 NP NP
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 2,024 15.7 38.3 335 6.3
Medical Secretaries 13,194 5.9 249.9 NP NP
Nurse Anesthetistsd 1,505 NA 28.4 NP NP
Nurse Practitionersd 3,222 NA 60.8 NP NP
Nurse-Midwivesd 266 NA 5.0 NP NP
Nursing, Psychiatric, and Home Health Aides 50,484 3.5 956.2 NP NP
Occupational Therapists 1,277 18.1 24.2 149 2.8
Opticians, Dispensing 872 23.6 16.5 NP NP
Optometrists NR NR NR NA NA
Personal Care Aides 31,699 4.6 600.4 NP NP
Pharmacists 4,849 8.6 91.8 154 2.9
Physical Therapist Assistants and Aides 865 22.4 16.4 NP NP
Physical Therapists 3,001 10.4 56.8 180 3.4
Physician Assistants 1,759 17.1 33.3 26 0.5
Physicians 16,315 6.5 309.0 237 4.5
Psychologists 3,884 10.3 73.6 1,029 19.4
Registered Nurses 57,639 2.2 1,091.7 3,311 62.4
Respiratory Therapists 1,511 20.0 28.6 70 1.3
Social Workers 12,600 6.5 238.6 956 18.0
Speech-Language Pathologists 2,615 14.7 49.5 238 4.5
Veterinarians 1,697 13.2 32.1 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