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HEALTH CARE WORKFORCE: How many boomers? How many Gen X? Percent of nurses and doctors by generation

Here are comparative counts of the distribution of physicians and nurses according to what generation they are part of:


  •   8 percent (silent generation)
  • 44 percent (baby boomers)
  • 38 percent (generation x)
  • 10 percent (millennials)


  •   9 percent (silent generation)
  • 62 percent (baby boomers)
  • 26 percent (generation x)
  •   3 percent (millennials)

Source:  Meilink, Jr., L.A., and Grimes, C. (2015, July). Designs for the ages. Health Facilities Management, 28(7), 30-33.  Retrieved from www.hfmmagazine.com  Posted by AHA Resource Center (312) 422-2050, rc@aha.org

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