How Many Medical Specialists Are Employed In The United States?

An analysis of employed medical specialists (which excludes self-employed specialists) in the United States based on a survey conducted in 2010 is revealing. The total number of employed medical specialists was 592,410 (the largest numbers were in California (65,500), New York (59,280), and Texas (38,620) and the fewest were in Wyoming (1,010), Vermont (1,830), and Delaware (2,430)). However, several states did not provide enough data to accurately analyze the total number of medical specialists in those states.

Anesthesiologists

During 2010, there were 34,820 anesthesiologists (the largest numbers were in California (4,080), Texas (3,540), and New York (3,390) and the fewest were in North Dakota (40), Idaho (50), and Wyoming (50)).

Surgeons

During 2010, there were 43,230 surgeons (the largest numbers were in California (4,850), Texas (2,890), and Illinois (2,370) and the fewest were in Alaska (90), North Dakota (100), and Wyoming (100)).

Obstetricians and Gynecologists

During 2010, there were 19,940 obstetricians and gynecologists (the largest numbers were in California (3,160), Texas (2,030), and New York (1,160) and the fewest were in Rhode Island (30), Alaska, Iowa, and Vermont (40 each)).

General Pediatricians

During 2010, there were 30,100 general pediatricians (the largest numbers were in California (5,390), Texas (3,200), and New York (2,570) and the fewest were in North Dakota (30), Alaska, and South Dakota (40 each)).

Family and General Practitioners

During 2010, there were 97,820 family and general practitioners (the largest numbers were in California (10,350), Pennsylvania (5,410), and Texas (5,180) and the fewest were in Rhode Island (190), North Dakota (200), and Vermont (250)).

General Internists

During 2010, there were 50,070 general internists (the largest numbers were in California (8,820), Massachusetts (2,790), and New York (2,770) and the fewest were in Idaho (30), Alaska, and Wyoming (50 each)).

Psychiatrists

During 2010, there were 22,690 psychiatrists (the largest numbers were in California (4,260), New York (3,440), and Texas (1,550) and the fewest were in Idaho, Wyoming (30 each), and Alaska (40)).

All Other Specialists

During 2010, there were 293,740 classified as “all other specialists”  (the largest numbers were in New York (41,620), California (24,590), and Florida (19,610) and the fewest were in Wyoming (250), South Dakota (370), and Alaska (430)).

Source

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