The Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics (OEWS) program produces employment and wage estimates annually for approximately 830 occupations. These estimates are available for the nation as a whole, for individual states, and for metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas; national occupational estimates for specific industries are also available.
Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations had employment of 8.8 million in May 2021,
representing 6.2 percent of national employment. Registered nurses (3.0 million) was the largest
healthcare practitioners and technical occupation.
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