License Statistics

Licenses Issued, Past 5 Calendar Years

Profession Title 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Physician 4,589 4,776 4,970 5,342 5,741
Physician - 3 Year Limited 0 0 0 0 0
Physician Assistant 1,080 1,225 1,342 1,450 1,574
Specialist Assistant 8 7 37 6 14

Geographic Distribution*

As of January 1, 2021

Physician**

County Number County Number County Number
Full 3-yr Full 3-yr Full 3-yr
Albany 1,801 0 Jefferson 222 0 Saratoga 568 0
Allegany 27 0 Kings 5,978 0 Schenectady 411 0
Bronx 2,051 0 Lewis 31 0 Schoharie 18 0
Broome 646 0 Livingston 66 0 Schuyler 24 0
Cattaraugus 96 0 Madison 117 0 Seneca 1 0
Cayuga 96 0 Monroe 3,592 0 Steuben 208 0
Chautauqua 189 0 Montgomery 79 0 St. Lawrence 212 0
Chemung 301 0 Nassau 9,681 0 Suffolk 5,445 0
Chenango 47 0 New York 19,217 0 Sullivan 9 0
Clinton 222 0 Niagara 257 0 Tioga 53 0
Columbia 133 0 Oneida 504 0 Tompkins 266 0
Cortland 64 0 Onondaga 2,098 0 Ulster 331 0
Delaware 31 0 Ontario 308 0 Warren 250 0
Dutchess 943 0 Orange 1,065 0 Washington 30 0
Erie 3,270 0 Orleans 21 0 Wayne 64 0
Essex 51 0 Oswego 94 0 Westchester 6,931 0
Franklin 78 0 Otsego 340 0 Wyoming 44 0
Fulton 56 0 Putnam 224 0 Yates 24 0
Genesee 72 0 Queens 5,189 0 NYS TOTAL 77,243 0
Greene 57 0 Rensselaer 254 0 OTHER US 25,330 0
Hamilton 6 0 Richmond 1,475 0 NON-US 537 0
Herkimer 34 0 Rockland 1,177 0 TOTAL 103,110 0

Physician Assistant***

County Number County Number County Number
Albany 347 Jefferson 100 Saratoga 240
Allegany 18 Kings 1,262 Schenectady 123
Bronx 304 Lewis 13 Schoharie 9
Broome 134 Livingston 44 Schuyler 8
Cattaraugus 33 Madison 51 Seneca 6
Cayuga 26 Monroe 840 Steuben 48
Chautauqua 66 Montgomery 24 St. Lawrence 77
Chemung 47 Nassau 2,130 Suffolk 1,679
Chenango 10 New York 1,167 Sullivan 24
Clinton 47 Niagara 123 Tioga 21
Columbia 39 Oneida 123 Tompkins 66
Cortland 19 Onondaga 525 Ulster 78
Delaware 19 Ontario 111 Warren 83
Dutchess 194 Orange 211 Washington 21
Erie 1,046 Orleans 12 Wayne 55
Essex 26 Oswego 32 Westchester 671
Franklin 35 Otsego 81 Wyoming 17
Fulton 12 Putnam 64 Yates 7
Genesee 25 Queens 1,555 NYS TOTAL 15,082
Greene 28 Rensselaer 118 OTHER US 3,903
Hamilton 3 Richmond 525 NON-US 19
Herkimer 17 Rockland 243 TOTAL 19,004

Specialist Assistant***

County Number County Number County Number
Albany 4 Jefferson 2 Saratoga 3
Allegany 0 Kings 8 Schenectady 1
Bronx 2 Lewis 0 Schoharie 0
Broome 2 Livingston 0 Schuyler 0
Cattaraugus 1 Madison 0 Seneca 0
Cayuga 1 Monroe 1 Steuben 1
Chautauqua 0 Montgomery 0 St. Lawrence 0
Chemung 0 Nassau 10 Suffolk 6
Chenango 0 New York 3 Sullivan 0
Clinton 0 Niagara 1 Tioga 1
Columbia 1 Oneida 0 Tompkins 0
Cortland 0 Onondaga 0 Ulster 0
Delaware 0 Ontario 1 Warren 2
Dutchess 0 Orange 1 Washington 0
Erie 3 Orleans 0 Wayne 0
Essex 0 Oswego 0 Westchester 11
Franklin 0 Otsego 0 Wyoming 0
Fulton 1 Putnam 1 Yates 0
Genesee 2 Queens 13 NYS TOTAL 89
Greene 0 Rensselaer 2 OTHER US 33
Hamilton 0 Richmond 3 NON-US 2
Herkimer 0 Rockland 1 TOTAL 124

* Location reflects the licensee's primary mailing address on record with the Office of the Professions; the address is not necessarily the licensee's practice address. Although licensees must be registered to use the professional title or to practice within New York State, being registered does not mean the licensee is actively doing so.

** Displaying both full and three-year limited licenses.

*** Registered physician assistants and registered specialist assistants practice only under the supervision of licensed physicians.

Last Updated: February 1, 2021