Welcome!

XML Authors: Jason Bloomberg, Jayaram Krishnaswamy, David Weinberger, Michael Nir, David Smith

News Feed Item

U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for March 18

WASHINGTON, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:

U.S. Census Bureau Logo

HEALTH CARE PIONEERS

Profile AmericaTuesday, March 18th. Two young women, who were the first Americans of their gender to enter their professions, are highlighted during this Women's History Month. Lucy Hobbs Taylor was the first to receive a degree in dentistry, graduating from the Ohio College of Dental Surgery in 1866. And this month in 1883, Susan Hayhurst became the nation's first woman pharmacist when she graduated from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy. She's further distinguished by obtaining that degree while already being a physician. Now there about 140,000 dentists across the U.S. — with offices employing over 825,000 people. Among the nation's 114,000 pharmacists, women comprise over 52 percent.  You can find more facts about America's people, places and economy, from the American Community Survey, at www.census.gov.

Sources: http://explorepahistory.com/displayimage.php?imgId=1-2-189F
http://www.kshs.org/kansapedia/lucy-hobbs-taylor/15500
http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=ECN_2007_US_62A1&prodType=table NAICS 62121
http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=ACS_12_1YR_B24121&prodType=table
http://www.census.gov/how/pdf/EEO_infographic.pdf

Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotions of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button). 

Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO

SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.