State Profile: Washington

  2008-2010 Health Workforcea 2010 Graduatesb
Occupation Total % RSEc Per 100K Working-age Population Total Per 100K Working-age Population
Chiropractors 1,527 16.3 22.9 NA NA
Counselors 8,722 7.6 131.0 132 2.0
Dental Assistants 8,256 7.6 124.0 NP NP
Dental Hygienists 4,350 10.1 65.3 200 3.0
Dentists 3,651 11.7 54.8 56 0.8
Diagnostic Related Technologists and Technicians 6,456 9.1 97.0 321 4.8
Dietitians and Nutritionists 2,181 15.2 32.8 46 0.7
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 3,947 11.0 59.3 NP NP
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioner Support Technologist and Technicans 9,359 6.7 140.6 199 3.0
Licensed Practical and Licenses Vocational Nurses 8,226 7.1 123.6 974 14.5
Massage Therapists 5,571 7.8 83.7 NP NP
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians 7,128 7.2 107.1 63 0.9
Medical and Health Services Managers 12,221 5.8 183.6 71 1.1
Medical Assistants and Other Healthcare Support Occupations 18,973 4.7 285.0 NP NP
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 2,408 13.2 36.2 153 2.3
Medical Secretaries 10,413 6.4 156.4 NP NP
Nurse Anesthetistsd 394 NA 5.9 NP NP
Nurse Practitionersd 2,546 NA 37.9 NP NP
Nurse-Midwivesd 387 NA 5.8 NP NP
Nursing, Psychiatric, and Home Health Aides 37,742 3.2 566.9 NP NP
Occupational Therapists 1,726 15.5 25.9 78 1.2
Opticians, Dispensing 1,298 17.1 19.5 NP NP
Optometrists 826 22.6 12.4 NA NA
Personal Care Aides 36,994 3.9 555.6 NP NP
Pharmacists 5,726 8.0 86.0 215 3.2
Physical Therapist Assistants and Aides 2,125 16.0 31.9 NP NP
Physical Therapists 3,964 11.4 59.5 103 1.5
Physician Assistants 2,524 11.5 37.9 69 1.0
Physicians 19,168 4.2 287.9 168 2.5
Psychologists 4,634 7.7 69.6 516 7.7
Registered Nurses 56,607 2.9 850.2 2,850 42.4
Respiratory Therapists 1,767 17.9 26.5 82 1.22
Social Workers 8,340 7.1 125.3 711 10.6
Speech-Language Pathologists 2,242 10.7 33.7 246 3.7
Veterinarians 2,710 13.2 40.7 97 1.4

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