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Healthcare Workers by Occupational Category - Table A

Table A. Healthcare Workers by Occupational Category, 2010

Occupational category Census 2010 Occupation Codes Estimated Population Represented by Sample % of U.S. Healthcare Workforce
Health diagnosing and treating practitioners (all) 3000-3260 4,290,129 26.5
Dentists 3010 137,105 0.9
Physicians and surgeons 3060 840,821 5.2
Physician assistants 3110 123,754 0.8
Physical therapists 3160 110,886 0.7
Respiratory therapists 3220 102,312 0.6
Registered nurses 3255 2,505,368 15.5
Nurse midwives and nurse practitioners 3257, 3258 69,813 0.4
Health technologists and technicians (all) 3300-3535 1,560,931 9.7
Dental hygienists 3310 134,934 0.8
Diagnostic related technologists and technicians 3320 330,933 2.1
Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 3500 522,211 3.2
Healthcare support occupations (all) 3600-3655 3,424,030 21.2
Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides 3600 2,082,199 12.9
Occupational and physical therapist assistants and aides 3610, 3620 143,733 0.9
Dental assistants 3640 275,406 1.7
Phlebotomists 3649 77,921 0.5
Pharmacists and pharmacy aides 3050, 3647 46,274 0.3
Other occupations within the healthcare sector All other Census occupation codes 6,857,190 42.4
Total*   16,178,554 100

*Indented rows represent subsets of rows above.

 

 
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