State Profile: New Jersey

  2008-2010 Health Workforcea 2010 Graduatesb
Occupation Total % RSEc Per 100K Working-age Population Total Per 100K Working-age Population
Chiropractors 1,596 15.5 18.2 NA NA
Counselors 7,753 7.2 88.5 67 0.8
Dental Assistants 8,967 6.8 102.4 NP NP
Dental Hygienists 4,299 9.5 49.1 152 1.7
Dentists 5,854 8.2 66.9 103 1.2
Diagnostic Related Technologists and Technicians 9,665 6.2 110.4 320 3.6
Dietitians and Nutritionists 2,594 11.9 29.6 10 0.1
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 5,499 10.5 62.8 NP NP
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioner Support Technologist and Technicans 13,682 6.3 156.3 231 2.6
Licensed Practical and Licenses Vocational Nurses 16,584 5.3 189.4 1,177 13.4
Massage Therapists 3,079 11.7 35.2 NP NP
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians 10,425 7.0 119.1 109 1.2
Medical and Health Services Managers 15,374 4.7 175.6 57 0.6
Medical Assistants and Other Healthcare Support Occupations 24,293 4.5 277.4 NP NP
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 2,359 14.8 26.9 62 0.7
Medical Secretaries 22,492 4.3 256.9 NP NP
Nurse Anesthetistsd 462 NA 5.2 NP NP
Nurse Practitionersd 2,343 NA 26.6 NP NP
Nurse-Midwivesd 340 NA 3.9 NP NP
Nursing, Psychiatric, and Home Health Aides 61,093 2.5 697.7 NP NP
Occupational Therapists 2,236 12.4 25.5 67 0.8
Opticians, Dispensing 1,025 17.2 11.7 NP NP
Optometrists 677 18.6 7.7 NA NA
Personal Care Aides 16,159 5.6 184.6 NP NP
Pharmacists 7,905 7.0 90.3 218 2.5
Physical Therapist Assistants and Aides 2,159 13.6 24.7 NP NP
Physical Therapists 5,936 8.2 67.8 162 1.8
Physician Assistants 2,558 15.5 29.2 60 0.7
Physicians 26,841 4.4 306.5 419 4.8
Psychologists 6,259 7.5 71.5 378 4.3
Registered Nurses 75,269 2.4 859.6 3,301 37.6
Respiratory Therapists 1,774 13.8 20.3 116 1.3
Social Workers 16,992 4.9 194.1 909 10.3
Speech-Language Pathologists 4,410 10.4 50.4 126 1.4
Veterinarians 1,806 14.5 20.6 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