State Profile: North Dakota

  2008-2010 Health Workforcea 2010 Graduatesb
Occupation Total % RSEc Per 100K Working-age Population Total Per 100K Working-age Population
Chiropractors NR NR NR NA NA
Counselors 656 29.9 98.6 20 3.0
Dental Assistants 600 24.1 90.1 NP NP
Dental Hygienists 505 24.8 75.9 25 3.7
Dentists NR NR NR NA NA
Diagnostic Related Technologists and Technicians 1,047 23.5 157.3 30 4.5
Dietitians and Nutritionists 539 28.1 81.0 45 6.7
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics NR NR NR NP NP
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioner Support Technologist and Technicans 1,076 20.7 161.6 61 9.1
Licensed Practical and Licenses Vocational Nurses 2,802 15.9 420.9 175 26.0
Massage Therapists NR NR NR NP NP
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians 1,490 21.8 223.8 69 10.3
Medical and Health Services Managers 1,426 16.4 214.2 25 3.7
Medical Assistants and Other Healthcare Support Occupations 2,708 13.7 406.8 NP NP
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 338 27.1 50.8 47 7.0
Medical Secretaries 1,891 14.3 284.1 NP NP
Nurse Anesthetistsd 224 NA 33.3 NP NP
Nurse Practitionersd 362 NA 53.8 NP NP
Nurse-Midwivesd 16 NA 2.4 NP NP
Nursing, Psychiatric, and Home Health Aides 8,206 8.0 1,232.7 NP NP
Occupational Therapists NR NR NR 67 10.0
Opticians, Dispensing NR NR NR NP NP
Optometrists NR NR NR NA NA
Personal Care Aides 3,391 17.8 509.4 NP NP
Pharmacists NR NR NR 91 13.5
Physical Therapist Assistants and Aides NR NR NR NP NP
Physical Therapists NR NR NR 79 11.8
Physician Assistants NR NR NR 62 9.2
Physicians 1,128 23.7 169.4 56 8.3
Psychologists NR NR NR 31 4.6
Registered Nurses 7,702 8.1 1,157.0 468 69.6
Respiratory Therapists NR NR NR 22 3.3
Social Workers 1,588 16.6 238.6 100 14.9
Speech-Language Pathologists 484 28.5 72.7 90 13.4
Veterinarians NR NR NR 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