State Profile: West Virginia

  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 885 23.5 47.9 21 1.1
Dental Assistants 1,380 20.5 74.7 NP NP
Dental Hygienists 1,295 19.9 70.1 132 7.1
Dentists 430 24.6 23.3 53 2.9
Diagnostic Related Technologists and Technicians 3,004 12.1 162.61 148 8.0
Dietitians and Nutritionists NR NR NR 7 0.4
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 1,773 16.0 96.0 NP NP
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioner Support Technologist and Technicans 3,987 11.8 215.8 97 5.2
Licensed Practical and Licenses Vocational Nurses 6,346 9.5 343.5 370 20.0
Massage Therapists NR NR NR NP NP
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians 1,791 15.2 97.0 65 6.5
Medical and Health Services Managers 3,228 10.6 174.7 67 3.6
Medical Assistants and Other Healthcare Support Occupations 5,907 9.3 319.8 NP NP
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 856 25.2 46.3 29 1.6
Medical Secretaries 4,076 10.6 220.6 NP NP
Nurse Anesthetistsd 420 NA 22.7 NP NP
Nurse Practitionersd 654 NA 35.3 NP NP
Nurse-Midwivesd 69 NA 3.7 NP NP
Nursing, Psychiatric, and Home Health Aides 15,654 5.2 847.4 NP NP
Occupational Therapists NR NR NR 39 2.1
Opticians, Dispensing NR NR NR NP NP
Optometrists 266 25.1 14.4 NA NA
Personal Care Aides 9,939 7.4 538.0 NP NP
Pharmacists 1,430 14.7 77.4 144 7.8
Physical Therapist Assistants and Aides 665 28.6 36.0 NP NP
Physical Therapists 642 23.0 34.8 63 3.4
Physician Assistants 758 22.1 47.0 97 5.2
Physicians 4,060 7.8 219.8 319 17.2
Psychologists 900 25.6 48.7 79 4.3
Registered Nurses 19,220 4.9 1,040.4 1,370 73.9
Respiratory Therapists 718 25.5 38.9 108 5.8
Social Workers 2,799 11.5 151.5 188 10.2
Speech-Language Pathologists 764 23.1 41.4 96 5.2
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