64.0% of Licensed Pharmacists and 25.2% of Licensed Doctors are Women

    Date 2019-03-07


    Looking at the status of licensed doctor, licensed doctor of oriental medicine, licensed dentist and licensed pharmacist as of 2016 by sex, the female proportion of licensed pharmacist accounted for 64.0%. Whereas in licensed doctor, licensed doctor of oriental medicine and licensed dentist, the female proportion accounted for 25.2%, 20.7% and 26.9% respectively. Therefore, except for licensed pharmacist, the proportion of female in the healthcare workforce is relatively low compared to male.


    Among the healthcare workforce, licensed pharmacist has the highest number of female healthcare personnel. For licensed pharmacist, there were 42,874 female and 24,118 male in 2016, where female accounted for 64.0%. The number of licensed doctor was 29,755 female and 88,338 male where three out of four licensed doctors were male and one female. Of the 29,503 licensed dentist, there were 7,949 female and 21,554 male, where female accounted for 26.9%. Among the licensed doctor of oriental medicine, 4,866 were female and 18,594 were male where female accounted for 20.7%. Female healthcare personnel show tendency to be concentrated in licensed pharmacist. Excluding the licensed pharmacist, it is shown the proportion of female is quite low with below 30.0%.


    When quoting graphs and articles from ‘Statistics Report’, please cite your source as GSIS(Gender Statistics Information System) in Korean Women’s Development Institute


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