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Table 11. Public Health Service

Category Description Number of Regular and Reserve Corp as of 1/18/05
Medical MD or DO with 1 year postgraduate medical education (internship or first year residency) 1133
Dental DDS or DMD 471
Nurse Bachelor or master's degree from an accredited nursing program. 1291
Engineer Bachelor's or master's degree in engineering from an approved engineering program 410
Scientist PhD, DPH, DSc, or EdD 258
Environ-mental Health Officer Bachelor's, master's or doctoral degree in environmental health, industrial hygiene, or occupational health, or certification as an industrial hygienist or health physicist. 379
Veterinary DVM 88
Pharmacy BS or PharmD 902
Dietetics Bachelor's, master's or doctoral degree in food and nutrition, dietetics, institutional management, public health nutrition, food science, sports nutrition, or animal nutrition 88
Therapy Physical therapist, occupational therapist, speech and language pathology and audiology 120
Health Services Officer Computer science/informational technology, dental hygiene, medical record administration, medical technology, physician assistant, biostatistics, chemistry, epidemiology, health education, health physics, health service administration, public health, social work, clinical psychology, optometry, podiatry. 850

Sources: Statistical Report, Public Health Service, Management Information System (

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