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October 26, 2015 | Number of The Day
Number of professionally active physicians in NJ

There are nearly 28,000 professionally active doctors in New Jersey, less than half of whom (13,392) practice primary care, according to the statehealthfacts.org website created by the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. There are 14,566 specialists.

In addition, there are 117,534 nurses working in the state, the vast majority of whom (97,325) are registered nurses. There are 20,209 licensed practical nurses practicing in New Jersey.