What is the mean IQ of health care workers? To get a sufficiently large sample (GSS, no immigrants), I included the following jobs: physicians, dentists, optometrists, podiatrists other health diagnosing practitioners, registered nurses, pharmacists, dietitians, physical therapists, speech therapists, and other therapists.
For the whole group, I get a mean of 104.8. Not good. For occupations with at least 10 survey respondents:
Registered nurses 104.6
Physical therapists 110.6
Speech therapists 104.6
Other therapists 109.4
All of these numbers are discouraging. Don't take advice from a dietician.
What about race? We can only look at the overall mean for all healthcare providers. For whites, it's 105.9; for blacks, 96.1; and for other races, it's 99.2. A little bit scary.
And gender? 109.9 for men, and 103.5 for women.