Washington Health Workforce Survey Data

data.wa.gov | Last Updated 22 Nov 2018

The Washington State Department of Health presents this information as a service to the public. This includes information on the work status, practice characteristics, education, and demographics of healthcare providers, provided in response to the Washington Health Workforce Survey. This is a complete set of data across all of the responding professions. The data dictionary identifies questions that are specific to an individual profession and aren't common to all surveys. The dataset is provided without identifying information for the responding providers. More information on the Washington Health Workforce Survey can be found at www.doh.wa.gov/workforcesurvey

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This dataset has the following 128 columns:

Column NameAPI Column NameData TypeDescriptionSample Values
ABMSCertifiedabmscertifiedtextOsteopathic: American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) recognized boards respondent is certified by
AcceptedPaymentMethodsacceptedpaymentmethodstextMethods of payment accepted by respondent
ACGMEAccreditationacgmeaccreditationtextOsteopathic: Indication if respondent's residency was accredited by Accreditation Council for Graduate medical Education (ACGME)
ActiveCredentialOtherStateactivecredentialotherstatecheckboxIndicator if respondent currently holds active license in this profession in another state
AmericanIndianAlaskaNativeRaceamericanindianalaskanativeracetextRespondent’s American Indian or Alaska Native race
AnnualWeeksWorkedannualweeksworkednumberNumber of weeks respondent worked or volunteered in this profession in the past 12 months
AOAAccreditationaoaaccreditationtextOsteopathic: Indication if respondent's residency was accredited by American Osteopathic Association (AOA)
AOACertifiedaoacertifiedtextOsteopathic: American Osteopathic Association (AOA) recognized boards respondent is certified by
AsianRaceasianracetextRespondent’s Asian race
AudiologyAssistantEducationaudiologyassistanteducationtextAudiologist: Level of education held by respondents audiology assistants
AudiologyAssistantRatioaudiologyassistantratiotextAudiologist: Ratio of audiologist to audiology assistants
AudiologyAssistantUseaudiologyassistantusetextAudiologist: Indicator if respondent uses audiology assistants
AverageClientCaseloadaverageclientcaseloadtextSocial Work: Respondents average client caseload
BirthYearbirthyeartextRespondent’s year of birth
BoardCertificationOrganizationboardcertificationorganizationtextOsteopathic: Board respondent is certified by
BoardSpecialtyCertificationsboardspecialtycertificationstextPhysical Therapy: Board or specialty certifications held by respondent
CollaborativeDrugTherapyAgreementCountcollaborativedrugtherapytextPharmacist: Number of collaborative drug therapy agreements respondent practices under
CommunicateOtherLanguagecommunicateotherlanguagecheckboxIndicator if respondent is able to personally communicate with clients/patients in a language other than English
CommunicationElectroniccommunicationelectronictextOsteopathic PA: Primary means of communication respondent uses to communicate with primary supervising physician
CommunicationInPersoncommunicationinpersontextOsteopathic PA: Primary means of communication respondent uses to communicate with primary supervising physician
CommunicationOthercommunicationothertextOsteopathic PA: Primary means of communication respondent uses to communicate with primary supervising physician
CommunicationTelephonecommunicationtelephonetextOsteopathic PA: Primary means of communication respondent uses to communicate with primary supervising physician
CommunicationVideoconferencecommunicationvideoconferencetextOsteopathic PA: Primary means of communication respondent uses to communicate with primary supervising physician
CredentialTypecredentialtypetextProfession of respondent
DateCreateddatecreatedtextDate and time survey was submitted
DelegationAgreementsdelegationagreementstextOsteopathic PA: Number of approved delegation agreements respondent currently practices under
DentalHygieneSupervisionTypedentalhygienesupervisiontypetextClose supervision / dentist present
DepartmentSocialMediaInformationdepartmentsocialmediainftextDesired categories of social media information communications
DirectPatientCareBillingdirectpatientcarebillingtextPharmacy: Indication if respondent is currently billing for direct patient care services
EducationalProgramseducationalprogramstextEducational programs completed by respondent in this profession
EducationalProgramsNonProfessioneducationalprogramsnonprtextPharmacy Technician: Educational programs completed by respondent outside of this profession
EthnicityethnicitytextRespondent’s ethnicity
FellowshipResidencyTrainingfellowshipresidencytrainingtextPhysical Therapy: Indicator if respondent completed fellowship or residency training
FourthPracticeCityfourthpracticecitytextOsteopathic: Primary city where respondents fourth practice for this profession is located
FourthPracticeStatefourthpracticestatetextOsteopathic: Primary state where respondents fourth practice for this profession is located
FourthPracticeStreetAddress1fourthpracticestreetaddress1textOsteopathic: Street address line 1 of fourth location where respondent practices this profession
FourthPracticeStreetAddress2fourthpracticestreetaddress2textOsteopathic: Street address line 2 of fourth location where respondent practices this profession
FourthPracticeZipfourthpracticeziptextOsteopathic: Primary zip where respondents fourth practice for this profession is located
HighestEducationLocationhighesteducationlocationtextLocation where respondent completed highest level of education for this profession
HighestEducationOnlinehighesteducationonlinecheckboxIndicator if respondent obtained highest level of education solely using distance or online learning
HighestEducationYearhighesteducationyeartextYear that respondent complete highest level of education
InitialCredentialYearinitialcredentialyeartextYear first United States license in this profession was issued
ManipulativeTherapyHoursmanipulativetherapyhourstextAmount of time per week respondent practices manipulative therapy
MoreThanTwoPracticeLocationsmorethantwopracticelocationstextIndicator if respondent practices at more than two locations
NativeHawaiianPacificIslanderRacenativehawaiianpacificisltextRespondent’s Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander race
NCCPACertificationnccpacertificationtextOsteopathic: Indication of certification with the National Commission on the Certification of Physician
NCCPACertificationYearnccpacertificationyeartextOsteopathic: Year NCCPA certification was first obtained
NonCancerOpiods_DOnoncanceropiods_dotextOsteopathic: Respondents practice status for prescribing chronic non-cancer opioids
NonCancerOpiods_DOPAnoncanceropiods_dopatextOsteopathic: Respondents practice status for prescribing chronic non-cancer opioids
NontraditionalMedicinenontraditionalmedicinetextOsteopathic: Indication if respondent practices nontraditional medicine
NontraditionalMedicineTypenontraditionalmedicinetypetextOsteopathic: Type of nontraditional medicine respondent practices
NotPracticeReasonnotpracticereasontextExplanation of why respondent is not practicing this profession
NumberDentistsPrimaryLocationnumberdentistsprimarylocationnumberDental Hygiene: Number of dentists at respondents primary practice location
NumberDentistsSecondaryLocationnumberdentistssecondarylnumberDental Hygiene: Number of dentists at respondents sectondary practice location
NumberHygienstsPrimaryLocationnumberhygienstsprimarylocationnumberDental Hygiene: Number of dental hygienists at respondents primary practice location
NumberHygienstsSecondaryLocationnumberhygienstssecondarytextDental Hygiene: Number of dental hygienists at respondents secondary practice location
NumberYearsPracticeWashingtonnumberyearspracticewashingtonnumberNumber of years respondent has been practicing this profession in Washington State
NumberYearsPrimaryPracticeLocationnumberyearsprimarypractinumberNumber of years respondent has been practicing at primary location
OfficeBasedSurgeryofficebasedsurgerytextOsteopathic: Indication if respondent performs office-based surgery requiring more than minimal local anesthesia
OsteopathicManipulativeTherapyosteopathicmanipulativetherapytextOsteopathic: Indication if respondent uses osteopathic manipulative therapy
OsteopathicPrinciplesosteopathicprinciplestextOsteopathic: Indication if respondent uses osteopathic principles
OtherBoardCertificationotherboardcertificationtextOsteopathic: Indication if respondent is certified by a certification board other than American Osteopathic Association (AOA) or American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS)
OwnerLocumTenensownerlocumtenenstextOsteopathic: Indication if respondent is owner or part owner of pracice location or serves as a locum tenens
PaidHoursAdministrationpaidhoursadministrationnumberNumber of hours in a typical week respondent spent in paid administration activities
PaidHoursEducationpaidhourseducationnumberNumber of hours in a typical week respondent spent in paid education/teaching activities
PaidHoursOtherpaidhoursothernumberNumber of hours in a typical week respondent spent in other paid activities
PaidHoursPatientCareInStatepaidhourspatientcareinstatenumberNumber of hours in a typical week respondent spent in paid client/patient care in Washington state
PaidHoursPatientCareOutStatepaidhourspatientcareoutstatenumberNumber of hours in a typical week respondent spent in paid client/patient care outside of Washington state
PaidHoursResearchpaidhoursresearchnumberNumber of hours in a typical week respondent spent in paid research activities
PAManipulativeTherapypamanipulativetherapytextOsteopathic: Indication if respondents physician assistant practices osteopathic manipulative therapy
PAManipulativeTherapyHourspamanipulativetherapyhourstextOsteopathic: Amount of time per week respondents psycian assistant practices manipulate therapy
PAOsteopathicPrinciplespaosteopathicprinciplestextOsteopathic: Indication if respondents physician assistant applies osteopathic principles
PharmacistInternTypepharmacistinterntypetextPharmacist Intern: Type of intern
PhysicianDegreeLocationphysiciandegreelocationtextOsteopathic: US state where respondent obtained physician degree
PhysicianDegreeYearphysiciandegreeyeartextOsteopathic: Year respondent compelted physician degree
PointofCareTestingCountpointofcaretestingcounttextPharmacist: Number of types of point of care testing performed by respondent
PracticeSettingMedicalFocuspracticesettingmedicalfocustextMedical Assistant Certified: Primary medial focus of respondents work setting
PrimaryClinicalSupervisorprimaryclinicalsupervisortextMedical Assistant Certified: Respondents primary clinical supervisor's type of practice
PrimaryPracticeAreaprimarypracticeareatextDescription of primary area of practice
PrimaryPracticeCityprimarypracticecitytextPrimary city where respondent practices this profession
PrimaryPracticeSettingprimarypracticesettingtextDescription of primary practice location
PrimaryPracticeStateprimarypracticestatetextPrimary state where respondent practices this profession
PrimaryPracticeStreetAddress1primarypracticestreetaddress1textStreet address line 1 of primary location where respondent practices this profession
PrimaryPracticeStreetAddress2primarypracticestreetaddress2textStreet address line 2 of primary location where respondent practices this profession
PrimaryPracticeZipprimarypracticeziptextPrimary zip code where respondent practices this profession
ProfessionalCertifications_CDPprofessionalcertificationstextChemical Dependency Professional: Certifications completed for respondents profession
ProfessionalCertifications_MAHCprofessionalcertifications_1textMedical Assistant Hemodialysis Technician: National credential held by resondent
ProfessionalCertifications_MHC_MHCA_OTprofessionalcertifications_2textMental Health Counselor: Certifications or specialty certifications held by respondent
ProfessionalCertifications_OTprofessionalcertifications_3textOccupational Therapy: Certifications or specialty credentials respondent possesses
ProfessionalCertifications_PODIprofessionalcertifications_4textPodiatric: Organizations respondent is certified by
ProfessionalCertifications_RESPprofessionalcertifications_5textRespiratory Care Practitioner: National certifications held by respondent
ProfessionalCertifications_SWA_SWAA_SWI_SWIAprofessionalcertifications_6textSocial Work: Specialty certifications and/or other licenses held by respondent
ProfessionalCertifications_VETprofessionalcertifications_7textVeterinary: AVMA-recognized veterinary specialty organizations respondent has been awarded diplomat status with
ProfessionalSocialMediaUseprofessionalsocialmediausetextIndicator if respondent uses social media as part of a professional practice
PursuingAdditionalEducationpursuingadditionaleducationcheckboxDental Hygiene: Indication if respondent is pursuing additional dental hygiene education at this time
RaceracetextRespondent’s race
RemoteSitePracticeremotesitepracticetextOsteopathic: Indication if respondent practices at a remote site
ResidenceZipCoderesidencezipcodetextZIP code of respondent’s residence
ResidencyProgramresidencyprogramtextOsteopathic: Indication if respondent has completed an accredited residency program or fellowship
ResidencyProgramArearesidencyprogramareatextOsteopathic: Areas where respondent has completed an accredited residency program or fellowship
RestorativeServicesrestorativeservicescheckboxDental Hygiene: Indication if respondent provides restorative services
SecondaryPracticeAreasecondarypracticeareatextCategory that best describes respondents secondary area of practice
SecondaryPracticeCitysecondarypracticecitytextSecondary city where respondent practices this profession
SecondaryPracticeSettingsecondarypracticesettingtextVeterinary: Description of respondents secondary practice location
SecondaryPracticeStatesecondarypracticestatetextSecondary state where respondent practices this profession
SecondaryPracticeStreetAddress1secondarypracticestreetatextStreet address line 1 of secondary location where respondent practices this profession
SecondaryPracticeStreetAddress2secondarypracticestreeta_1textStreet address line 2 of secondary location where respondent practices this profession
SecondaryPracticeZipsecondarypracticeziptextSecondary zip code where respondent practices this profession
SexsextextRespondent’s sex
SocialMediaUsessocialmediausestextHow respondent uses social media in a professional practice
SpeechLanguagePathologyAssistantRatiospeechlanguagepathologyatextSpeech Language Pathologist: Respondents speech-language pathologist to assistant ratio
SpeechLanguagePathologyAssistantUsespeechlanguagepathologya_1textSpeech Language Pathologist: Indication if respondent utilized speech-language pathology assistants in practice
SupervisePAsupervisepatextOsteopathic: Indication if respondent supervises a physician assistant
TelemedicineProvidertelemedicineprovidercheckboxIndicator if respondent provides tele-medicine
TelemedicineProviderWashingtontelemedicineproviderwashingtoncheckboxIndicator if respondent provides tele-medicine in Washington State
ThirdPracticeCitythirdpracticecitytextOsteopathic: Primary city where respondents third practice for this profession is located
ThirdPracticeStatethirdpracticestatetextOsteopathic: Primary state where respondents third practice for this profession is located
ThirdPracticeStreetAddress1thirdpracticestreetaddress1textOsteopathic: Street address line 1 of third location where respondent practices this profession
ThirdPracticeStreetAddress2thirdpracticestreetaddress2textOsteopathic: Street address line 2 of third location where respondent practices this profession
ThirdPracticeZipthirdpracticeziptextOsteopathic: Primary zip where respondents third practice for this profession is located
UnspervisedPracticeLocationTypeunspervisedpracticelocattextDental Hygiene: Type of unsupervised practice location
VolunteerHoursAdministrationvolunteerhoursadministrationnumberNumber of hours in a typical week respondent spent in volunteer administration activities
VolunteerHoursEducationvolunteerhourseducationnumberNumber of hours in a typical week respondent spent in volunteer education/teaching activities
VolunteerHoursOthervolunteerhoursothernumberNumber of hours in a typical week respondent spent in other volunteer activities
VolunteerHoursPatientCareInStatevolunteerhourspatientcarnumberNumber of hours in a typical week respondent spent in volunteer client/patient care in Washington state
VolunteerHoursPatientOutStatevolunteerhourspatientoutstatenumberNumber of hours in a typical week respondent spent in volunteer client/patient care outside of Washington state
VolunteerHoursResearchvolunteerhoursresearchnumberNumber of hours in a typical week respondent spent in volunteer research activities
WorkStatusworkstatuscheckboxIndicator if respondent is currently practicing (paid or volunteer) in this profession