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Statewide employment in healthcare occupations in May 2019

April 03, 2020

Each day, healthcare practitioners such as physicians, registered nurses, and respiratory therapists are helping treat patients. In May 2019, over 8.6 million people worked in healthcare practitioner and technical occupations. Let's take a look at statewide employment in healthcare occupations.

Employment of physicians, registered nurses, and respiratory therapists by state, May 2019
State Anesthesiologists Family medicine physicians General internal medicine physicians Obstetricians and gynecologists Pediatricians Physicians, all other; and ophthalmologists, except pediatric

Alabama

270 730 220 150 490 4,650

Alaska

[1] 400 [1] [1] [1] 710

Arizona

[1] 4,110 740 380 1,010 6,690

Arkansas

[1] 1,310 130 80 100 3,170

California

3,850 11,050 3,410 1,540 3,160 32,070

Colorado

610 2,510 550 650 340 3,480

Connecticut

[1] 920 520 500 540 6,130

Delaware

[1] 450 80 120 240 1,760

District of Columbia

180 [1] 1,500 180 [1] 1,990

Florida

1,180 11,830 1,240 1,090 [1] 27,380

Georgia

610 2,260 [1] 780 640 11,040

Hawaii

[1] 330 330 180 200 1,490

Idaho

[1] 830 120 [1] 80 [1]

Illinois

1,500 7,400 2,390 680 [1] 10,680

Indiana

760 [1] [1] 240 550 9,070

Iowa

350 1,590 280 130 320 2,410

Kansas

190 550 [1] 230 90 2,930

Kentucky

330 1,070 260 170 400 3,280

Louisiana

200 590 140 70 230 4,960

Maine

120 710 170 130 150 2,200

Maryland

[1] 1,590 1,140 460 720 10,680

Massachusetts

670 2,200 2,980 610 1,460 16,510

Michigan

990 3,270 2,290 930 1,150 15,810

Minnesota

370 2,790 1,390 660 [1] 9,130

Mississippi

[1] 850 210 [1] 130 2,020

Missouri

480 5,870 90 120 320 3,670

Montana

130 440 80 70 80 1,170

Nebraska

160 1,040 240 100 180 2,230

Nevada

460 710 390 [1] 90 2,850

New Hampshire

120 800 150 100 250 1,220

New Jersey

1,160 1,900 1,150 [1] 930 16,650

New Mexico

[1] 710 130 100 140 2,120

New York

1,540 [1] [1] 1,580 [1] 38,380

North Carolina

670 1,270 280 400 800 14,080

North Dakota

[1] [1] 60 40 30 880

Ohio

1,150 2,940 1,860 860 1,850 16,910

Oklahoma

390 2,340 370 100 150 [1]

Oregon

710 880 270 180 410 5,580

Pennsylvania

480 3,210 [1] 430 460 22,160

Rhode Island

[1] [1] [1] 80 250 2,810

South Carolina

710 2,340 690 120 110 3,040

South Dakota

80 400 220 60 [1] 400

Tennessee

920 980 490 210 1,000 6,790

Texas

2,550 8,380 4,520 1,500 2,250 23,490

Utah

[1] 1,280 150 200 190 1,980

Vermont

80 450 80 70 120 640

Virginia

[1] 4,230 [1] 570 490 9,140

Washington

[1] 1,170 [1] 350 690 8,610

West Virginia

170 280 [1] [1] [1] 2,230

Wisconsin

410 1,200 510 220 450 8,280

Wyoming

50 250 60 50 50 480

[1] Data not publishable.

 Employment of physicians, registered nurses, and respiratory therapists by state, May 2019 - Continued
State Psychiatrists Registered nurses Respiratory therapists Surgeons, except ophthalmologists

Alabama

230 49,190 2,240 560

Alaska

40 6,210 190 50

Arizona

640 54,590 3,180 [1]

Arkansas

160 25,210 [1] 170

California

3,560 302,770 16,650 3,650

Colorado

380 52,510 2,080 790

Connecticut

380 34,740 1,340 560

Delaware

110 11,730 470 150

District of Columbia

190 10,890 320 330

Florida

1,240 181,670 8,080 1,580

Georgia

320 75,430 4,320 [1]

Hawaii

[1] 11,330 350 140

Idaho

[1] 14,110 660 190

Illinois

1,120 129,530 4,310 1,310

Indiana

300 67,510 3,860 820

Iowa

190 32,980 920 300

Kansas

[1] 30,370 1,210 120

Kentucky

140 43,840 2,250 420

Louisiana

80 40,870 2,470 180

Maine

110 14,490 480 240

Maryland

[1] 53,150 1,450 590

Massachusetts

920 81,020 2,370 2,210

Michigan

700 96,900 4,520 1,670

Minnesota

530 71,000 1,840 950

Mississippi

70 29,550 1,530 250

Missouri

220 68,840 2,820 [1]

Montana

[1] 10,310 390 130

Nebraska

[1] 23,800 1,060 280

Nevada

40 22,940 1,410 150

New Hampshire

120 14,320 450 440

New Jersey

920 80,140 3,870 1,500

New Mexico

100 17,350 630 [1]

New York

3,690 178,320 5,860 [1]

North Carolina

430 99,960 4,240 600

North Dakota

[1] 9,750 350 50

Ohio

800 125,470 6,190 1,580

Oklahoma

210 31,350 1,610 310

Oregon

330 36,660 1,340 240

Pennsylvania

1,180 148,040 5,930 710

Rhode Island

220 12,630 310 [1]

South Carolina

220 46,860 1,980 170

South Dakota

[1] 12,950 320 260

Tennessee

350 63,330 3,500 170

Texas

1,480 218,090 11,730 3,480

Utah

220 21,650 1,070 350

Vermont

80 7,020 170 140

Virginia

650 66,040 2,530 790

Washington

670 58,000 2,080 [1]

West Virginia

110 19,830 1,130 [1]

Wisconsin

460 61,930 2,270 650

Wyoming

[1] 5,120 210 120

[1] Data not publishable.

In May 2019, there were 302,770 registered nurses in California, as well as 14,460 physicians working in the fields of general internal and family medicine. This compared with 218,090 registered nurses and 12,900 general internal and family medicine physicians in Texas.

Respiratory therapists assess, treat, and care for patients with breathing disorders. In May 2019, there were 5,860 respiratory therapists in New York, compared with 16,650 in California and 11,730 in Texas.

These data are from the Occupational Employment Statistics program. Data do not include the self-employed or owners, partners, and proprietors of unincorporated businesses, such as sole proprietors and partners in unincorporated medical practices. To learn more, see the occupational profiles for healthcare practitioner and technical occupations and our map changer tool for additional occupational data. Also see "Occupational Employment and Wages — May 2019."  

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Statewide employment in healthcare occupations in May 2019 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2020/statewide-employment-in-healthcare-occupations-in-may-2019.htm (visited May 28, 2020).

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