State Profile: Rhode Island

  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 1,308 16.1 124.1 12 1.14
Dental Assistants 950 21.5 90.2 NP NP
Dental Hygienists 599 25.9 56.8 28 2.7
Dentists 396 28.5 37.6 NA NA
Diagnostic Related Technologists and Technicians 1,157 16.7 109.8 41 3.9
Dietitians and Nutritionists NR NR NR 48 4.6
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 413 24.3 39.2 NP NP
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioner Support Technologist and Technicans 2,062 16.0 195.7 131 12.4
Licensed Practical and Licenses Vocational Nurses 1,735 14.5 164.6 NA NA
Massage Therapists NR NR NR NP NP
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians 1,804 17.2 171.2 27 2.6
Medical and Health Services Managers 2,554 11.7 242.4 57 5.4
Medical Assistants and Other Healthcare Support Occupations 4,019 10.7 381.4 NP NP
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians NR NR NR NA NA
Medical Secretaries 4,315 8.8 409.4 NP NP
Nurse Anesthetistsd 137 NA 13.0 NP NP
Nurse Practitionersd 458 NA 43.5 NP NP
Nurse-Midwivesd 65 NA 6.2 NP NP
Nursing, Psychiatric, and Home Health Aides 12,684 6.8 1,203.6 NP NP
Occupational Therapists 246 28.6 23.3 NA NA
Opticians, Dispensing NR NR NR NP NP
Optometrists NR NR NR NA NA
Personal Care Aides 3,141 12.5 298.0 NP NP
Pharmacists 1,038 19.3 98.5 91 8.6
Physical Therapist Assistants and Aides NR NR NR NP NP
Physical Therapists 762 22.5 72.3 28 2.7
Physician Assistants NR NR NR NA NA
Physicians 4,032 10.3 382.6 97 9.2
Psychologists 1,381 11.0 131.0 94 8.9
Registered Nurses 12,744 5.6 1,209.3 580 55.1
Respiratory Therapists 4,438 9.5 35.0 268 2.1
Social Workers 2,387 13.5 226.2 169 16.1
Speech-Language Pathologists 479 24.6 45.4 68 6.5
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