State Profile: Pennsylvania

  2008-2010 Health Workforcea 2010 Graduatesb
Occupation Total % RSEc Per 100K Working-age Population Total Per 100K Working-age Population
Chiropractors 2,977 12.3 23.5 NA NA
Counselors 19,173 5.3 151.4 198 1.6
Dental Assistants 9,023 7.5 71.3 NP NP
Dental Hygienists 6,338 8.7 50.0 276 2.2
Dentists 7,229 7.9 57.1 360 2.8
Diagnostic Related Technologists and Technicians 14,306 5.6 113.0 845 6.6
Dietitians and Nutritionists 4,196 12.2 33.1 133 1.0
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 10,101 7.7 79.8 NP NP
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioner Support Technologist and Technicans 25,349 5.0 200.2 826 6.5
Licensed Practical and Licenses Vocational Nurses 38,202 3.8 301.7 1,774 14.0
Massage Therapists 4,238 10.4 33.5 NP NP
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians 17,742 5.7 140.1 195 1.5
Medical and Health Services Managers 26,247 4.1 207.3 689 5.4
Medical Assistants and Other Healthcare Support Occupations 37,983 3.2 300.0 NP NP
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 4,759 8.9 37.6 132 1.0
Medical Secretaries 40,542 2.7 320.2 NP NP
Nurse Anesthetistsd 2,703 NA 21.3 NP NP
Nurse Practitionersd 4,365 NA 34.4 NP NP
Nurse-Midwivesd 512 NA 4.0 NP NP
Nursing, Psychiatric, and Home Health Aides 116,013 2.2 916.2 NP NP
Occupational Therapists 4,333 10.0 34.2 416 3.3
Opticians, Dispensing 2,843 12.1 22.4 NP NP
Optometrists 1,637 15.5 12.9 159 1.2
Personal Care Aides 39,300 3.7 310.4 NP NP
Pharmacists 13,859 5.8 109.4 854 6.7
Physical Therapist Assistants and Aides 3,704 12.5 29.2 NP NP
Physical Therapists 9,981 7.6 78.8 818 6.4
Physician Assistants 4,960 11.3 39.2 772 6.1
Physicians 43,665 3.3 344.8 1,765 13.9
Psychologists 9,695 6.2 76.6 1,329 10.5
Registered Nurses 140,077 1.8 1,106.2 7,207 56.7
Respiratory Therapists 4,438 9.5 35.0 268 2.1
Social Workers 30,833 4.1 243.5 1,788 14.1
Speech-Language Pathologists 4,971 7.5 39.3 923 7.3
Veterinarians 3,713 12.4 29.3 112 0.9

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