State Profile: Texas

  2008-2010 Health Workforcea 2010 Graduatesb
Occupation Total % RSEc Per 100K Working-age Population Total Per 100K Working-age Population
Chiropractors 2,885 12.1 11.6 345 1.4
Counselors 13,304 5.4 53.7 310 1.2
Dental Assistants 21,548 4.6 86.9 NP NP
Dental Hygienists 9,672 8.2 39 465 1.8
Dentists 10,786 5.3 43.5 268 1.1
Diagnostic Related Technologists and Technicians 30,995 5.1 84.7 1,135 4.5
Dietitians and Nutritionists 7,074 7.8 28.5 142 0.6
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 13,302 7.4 53.7 NP NP
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioner Support Technologist and Technicans 38,983 3.3 157.3 1,089 4.3
Licensed Practical and Licenses Vocational Nurses 58,189 2.6 234.7 4,517 18.0
Massage Therapists 10,533 7.9 42.6 NP NP
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians 23,965 4.2 96.7 483 1.9
Medical and Health Services Managers 41,691 3.0 168.2 523 2.1
Medical Assistants and Other Healthcare Support Occupations 60,800 2.9 245.3 NP NP
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 9,065 7.7 36.6 392 1.6
Medical Secretaries 39,755 2.7 160.4 NP NP
Nurse Anesthetistsd 2,551 NA 10.0 NP NP
Nurse Practitionersd 6,579 NA 26.2 NP NP
Nurse-Midwivesd 473 NA 1.9 NP NP
Nursing, Psychiatric, and Home Health Aides 178,013 1.6 718.1 NP NP
Occupational Therapists 4,325 10.5 17.4 236 0.9
Opticians, Dispensing 4,239 11.7 17.1 NP NP
Optometrists 2,296 12.7 9.3 100 0.4
Personal Care Aides 78,807 2.5 317.9 NP NP
Pharmacists 16,674 5.0 67.3 576 2.3
Physical Therapist Assistants and Aides 5,045 9.7 20.4 NP NP
Physical Therapists 10,670 5.9 43.0 472 1.9
Physician Assistants 7,493 7.7 30.2 271 1.1
Physicians 58,093 2.8 234.4 1,384 5.5
Psychologists 8,393 6.4 33.9 1,496 5.6
Registered Nurses 186,573 1.5 752.6 10,211 40.6
Respiratory Therapists 7,960 6.6 32.1 626 2.5
Social Workers 24,453 4.1 98.6 1,797 7.2
Speech-Language Pathologists 9,405 6.5 37.9 1,090 4.3
Veterinarians 5,342 8.3 21.6 126 0.5

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