State Profile: Oregon

  2008-2010 Health Workforcea 2010 Graduatesb
Occupation Total % RSEc Per 100K Working-age Population Total Per 100K Working-age Population
Chiropractors 981 23.4 25.8 126 3.3
Counselors 5,307 8.5 139.5 184 4.8
Dental Assistants 4,567 9.2 120.0 NP NP
Dental Hygienists 2,346 11.3 61.6 170 4.4
Dentists 3,073 13.6 80.8 71 1.8
Diagnostic Related Technologists and Technicians 4,879 9.7 128.2 173 4.5
Dietitians and Nutritionists 585 18.4 15.4 NA NA
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 1,832 16.7 48.1 NP NP
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioner Support Technologist and Technicans 6,879 7.4 180.8 112 2.9
Licensed Practical and Licenses Vocational Nurses 2,998 13.1 78.8 391 10.2
Massage Therapists 3,036 10.4 79.8 NP NP
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians 3,922 9.5 103.1 49 1.3
Medical and Health Services Managers 6,867 6.2 180.4 80 2.1
Medical Assistants and Other Healthcare Support Occupations 13,265 6.4 348.6 NP NP
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 2,338 16.7 61.4 138 3.6
Medical Secretaries 7,681 7.7 201.8 NP NP
Nurse Anesthetistsd 225 NA 5.9 NP NP
Nurse Practitionersd 1,577 NA 41.2 NP NP
Nurse-Midwivesd 329 NA 8.6 NP NP
Nursing, Psychiatric, and Home Health Aides 20,785 5.3 546.2 NP NP
Occupational Therapists 1,054 21.2 27.7 36 0.9
Opticians, Dispensing 869 21.6 22.8 NP NP
Optometrists 671 23.4 17.6 86 2.2
Personal Care Aides 26,134 4.2 686.8 NP NP
Pharmacists 2,565 9.7 67.4 173 4.5
Physical Therapist Assistants and Aides 907 20.3 23.8 NP NP
Physical Therapists 3,419 11.3 89.8 48 1.2
Physician Assistants 1,277 17.7 33.6 82 2.1
Physicians 11,339 5.3 298.0 123 3.2
Psychologists 2,017 12.8 53.0 264 6.9
Registered Nurses 32,113 3.1 843.9 1,377 35.9
Respiratory Therapists 623 25.5 16.4 74 1.9
Social Workers 6,556 7.6 172.3 290 7.6
Speech-Language Pathologists 1,465 15.4 38.5 52 1.4
Veterinarians 1,553 16.7 40.8 43 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