Occupational Employment Statistics

Chart Book, May 2010

Healthcare

Figure 16

Mean wages for selected health assistants varied more than mean wages for health aides.

Wages for selected health assistants, May 2010


Figure 17

Wages for selected health aides, May 2010


Figure 18

Healthcare occupations accounted for 66 percent of employment in general medical and surgical hospitals.

Employment and hourly mean wages for the largest
occupations in general medical and
surgical hospitals, May 2010


Figure 19

Medical and diagnostic laboratories had 44 percent of its total industry employment concentrated in its four largest occupations.

Employment and hourly mean wages for the largest
occupations in the medical and diagnostic
laboratories industry, May 2010


Figure 20

Mental health and substance abuse social workers made up 12 percent of employment in outpatient mental health and substance abuse centers, but only 6 percent in residential mental health and substance abuse facilities.

Employment by occupational group in outpatient mental
health and substance abuse centers, May 2010

Largest occupations in outpatient mental health and substance abuse centers
Occupation Employment Percent of industry employment Annual mean wage

Mental health and substance abuse social workers

21,720 12.4 $39,520

Mental health counselors

19,700 11.3 41,030

Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors

15,710 9.0 37,730

Social and human service assistants

13,970 8.0 27,120

Registered nurses

7,610 4.3 61,660

Office clerks, general

5,890 3.4 25,990

Child, family, and school social workers

5,110 2.9 37,220

Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive

4,750 2.7 29,590

Medical and health services managers

4,180 2.4 81,140

Rehabilitation counselors

4,050 2.3 33,420

Figure 21

Employment by occupational group in residential mental
health and substance abuse facilities, May 2010

Largest occupations in outpatient mental health and substance abuse centers
Occupation Employment Percent of industry employment Annual mean wage

Mental health and substance abuse social workers

21,720 12.4 $39,520

Mental health counselors

19,700 11.3 41,030

Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors

15,710 9.0 37,730

Social and human service assistants

13,970 8.0 27,120

Registered nurses

7,610 4.3 61,660

Office clerks, general

5,890 3.4 25,990

Child, family, and school social workers

5,110 2.9 37,220

Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive

4,750 2.7 29,590

Medical and health services managers

4,180 2.4 81,140

Rehabilitation counselors

4,050 2.3 33,420

Figure 22

Non-healthcare related industries employed over 2 million healthcare workers, accounting for 22 percent of all healthcare practitioners and technical occupations and 12 percent of healthcare support occupations.

Employment of selected healthcare workers in non-healthcare
related industries, May 2010


Figure 23

Many of the metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of medical transcriptionists were in the Midwest.

Location quotient of medical transcriptionists, by area, May 2010


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