New Jersey has 25,117 doctors, 12,307 — or 48 percent — of whom are primary-care physicians, according to statehealthfacts.org, a health website run by the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Additionally, there are 1,330 physicians assistants working in the state and 5,479 nurse practitioners, who often work in place of primary-care physicians.
Meanwhile, there are 78,180 registered nurses employed around the state.
Of New Jersey doctors, only 28 percent are female. In 2011, there were 337 medical school graduates, slightly more than half (170) of whom were women.