State Profile: Virginia

  2008-2010 Health Workforcea 2010 Graduatesb
Occupation Total % RSEc Per 100K Working-age Population Total Per 100K Working-age Population
Chiropractors 903 23.3 11.4 NA NA
Counselors 10,236 6.9 129.1 203 2.5
Dental Assistants 7,268 8.5 91.7 NP NP
Dental Hygienists 3,786 10.2 47.8 165 2.1
Dentists 4,573 9.0 57.7 90 1.1
Diagnostic Related Technologists and Technicians 7,705 8.3 97.2 254 3.2
Dietitians and Nutritionists 1,929 14.7 24.3 NA NA
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 4,243 11.7 53.5 NP NP
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioner Support Technologist and Technicans 12,771 7.3 161.1 547 6.8
Licensed Practical and Licenses Vocational Nurses 22,276 4.1 281.0 1,572 19.6
Massage Therapists 2,509 11.7 31.6 NP NP
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians 9,324 7.2 117.6 125 1.6
Medical and Health Services Managers 12,755 5.4 160.9 201 2.5
Medical Assistants and Other Healthcare Support Occupations 19,329 8.7 243.8 NP NP
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 2,116 16.1 26.7 74 0.9
Medical Secretaries 14,900 5.7 187.9 NP NP
Nurse Anesthetistsd 905 NA 11.3 NP NP
Nurse Practitionersd 2,796 NA 34.4 NP NP
Nurse-Midwivesd 279 NA 3.5 NP NP
Nursing, Psychiatric, and Home Health Aides 50,158 2.9 632.7 NP NP
Occupational Therapists 1,398 16.3 17.6 66 0.8
Opticians, Dispensing 1,523 18.3 19.2 NP NP
Optometrists 591 23.8 7.4 NA NA
Personal Care Aides 14,426 6.4 182.0 NP NP
Pharmacists 6,830 8.6 86.2 386 4.8
Physical Therapist Assistants and Aides 1,900 15.1 24.0 NP NP
Physical Therapists 4,332 8.7 54.6 233 2.9
Physician Assistants 2,773 13.0 35.0 80 1.0
Physicians 20,703 3.8 261.1 570 7.1
Psychologists 3,888 9.5 49.0 738 9.2
Registered Nurses 64,268 2.4 810.6 3,407 42.6
Respiratory Therapists 2,449 12.9 30.9 180 2.2
Social Workers 11,064 5.9 139.6 637 8.0
Speech-Language Pathologists 2,195 13.5 27.7 310 3.9
Veterinarians 2,494 11.8 31.5 87 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