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2016 WHO IS THE PHL WORKFORCE? LABORATORIAN WORKFORCE SURVEY RESULTS First conducted in 2012, this survey presents a snapshot of the US public health laboratory (PHL) workforce and allows for the tracking of changes and trends. The data below reflect responses to the 2016 Survey from 1653 survey participants. GENDER AGE 65% FEMALE 35% MALE EDUCATION 13% 66 3% POSITION Lab Scientist 10% Doctorate 45% Lab Scientist LAB TYPE Supervisor/Manager 24% Administrative 12% 6% Agricultural/Environmental Lab Technician 11% 13% Local Deputy/Director 6% 81% State Information Technology (IT) 2% LOCATION Mid-Atlantic 28% (Based on HHS regional categories) West 17% New England 19% Midwest 8% South 28% 26 LAB MATTERS Fall 2016 PublicHealthLabs @APHL APHL.org