Is Your Doctor from India and His Nurse Filipino?

Is Your Doctor from India and His Nurse Filipino?

A new demographic survey on foreign workers in the US shows that the largest number of foreign-borne doctors are from India and nurses are from the Philippines. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/interplast/1535149053/">Sara Anderson (flickr)</a
A new demographic survey on foreign workers in the US shows that the largest number of foreign-borne doctors are from India and nurses are from the Philippines. Photo: Sara Anderson (flickr)

There are an estimated 17,553,000 foreign workers in the United States.

Not surprisingly, the largest percentage are Mexicans. But what you might not know is that most foreign-born doctors are from the Indian sub-continent and nurses are from the Philippines. Or that almost 13 percent of workers born in Vietnam are employed in the beauty industry, while most Middle Easterners are in sales-related occupations.

Check out these and other immigration-occupation stats in this New York Times' interactive graphic.

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