State Profile: North Carolina

  2008-2010 Health Workforcea 2010 Graduatesb
Occupation Total % RSEc Per 100K Working-age Population Total Per 100K Working-age Population
Chiropractors 1,323 16.3 14.0 NA NA
Counselors 9,118 7.3 96.6 198 2.1
Dental Assistants 7,160 7.8 75.8 NP NP
Dental Hygienists 4,943 8.0 52.4 237 2.5
Dentists 2,466 10.1 36.7 74 0.8
Diagnostic Related Technologists and Technicians 10,368 6.3 109.8 485 5.1
Dietitians and Nutritionists 3,454 10.0 36.6 61 0.6
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 6,434 8.7 68.2 NP NP
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioner Support Technologist and Technicans 17,216 5.5 182.4 447 4.7
Licensed Practical and Licenses Vocational Nurses 20,535 4.8 217.5 741 7.8
Massage Therapists 3,542 11.3 37.5 NP NP
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians 14,378 5.4 152.3 165 1.7
Medical and Health Services Managers 16,432 5.0 174.1 715 7.5
Medical Assistants and Other Healthcare Support Occupations 23,564 4.9 249.6 NP NP
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 3,170 11.2 33.6 98 1.0
Medical Secretaries 19,153 4.8 202.9 NP NP
Nurse Anesthetistsd 2,016 NA 21.1 NP NP
Nurse Practitionersd 3,374 NA 35.4 NP NP
Nurse-Midwivesd 416 NA 4.4 NP NP
Nursing, Psychiatric, and Home Health Aides 87,733 2.1 929.4 NP NP
Occupational Therapists 2,387 12.1 25.29 87 0.9
Opticians, Dispensing 1,397 17.6 14.8 NP NP
Optometrists 1,023 16.9 10.8 NA NA
Personal Care Aides 21,309 5.5 225.7 NP NP
Pharmacists 8,369 6.4 88.6 312 3.3
Physical Therapist Assistants and Aides 2,010 15.0 21.3 NP NP
Physical Therapists 6,424 8.8 68.0 209 2.2
Physician Assistants 4,162 9.5 44.1 120 1.3
Physicians 26,849 3.9 284.4 425 4.5
Psychologists 5,162 8.7 54.7 225 2.4
Registered Nurses 90,663 2.1 960.4 4,548 47.7
Respiratory Therapists 2,754 13.3 29.2 102 2.1
Social Workers 20,083 4.6 212.7 1,137 11.9
Speech-Language Pathologists 3,328 11.0 35.2 283 3.0
Veterinarians 2,658 12.1 28.2 79 0.8

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