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Median Ages for Selected Health Professions

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Median Ages for Selected Health Professions - 2011
Profession Rural Male Rural Female Urban Male Urban Female Total Texas Male Total Texas Female Total Texas Rural Total Texas Urban Total Texas
Acupuncturist 56 50.5 52 49 52 49 53 50 50
Dental Hygienist 42 43 38 43 38 43 43 42 42
General Dentist 57 40 52 39 53 39 56 47 48
Licensed Vocational Nurse 41 44 42 45 42 45 44 44 44
Optometrist* 52 40 48 37 48 37 50 41 42
Occupational Therapist 43.5 43 42 41 42 41 43.5 41 41
Occupational Therapist Assistant 40.5 40 41 40 41 40 40 40.5 40
Pharmacist* 60 45 52 40 53 41 55 45 46
Physical Therapist 44 42 41 41 41 41 43 41 41
Physical Therapist Assistant 41 40 41 41 41 41 41 41 41
Physician Assistant 52 39 45 36 46 36 46 39 39
Podiatrist 50 38 49 41 49 41 45 47 47
Physician, Direct Patient Care 56 46 51 44 52 44 54 49 49
Physician, Primary Care 54.5 45 53 43 53 43 52 48 49
Registered Nurse 48 49 44 46 44 47 49 46 46
Footnotes

The median age is the 50th percentile; half of the providers have ages which fall below this value, and half of the providers have ages which fall above this value. Prepared by: Texas Department of State Health Services, Center for Health Statistics, Health Professions Resource Center.

*2011 age data were not available for these professions; the ages listed are from 2010.


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Last updated December 01, 2011