Health Workforce Projections

We help public and private organizations understand how changes in population will affect future workforce demands. We estimate the supply and demand (and distribution) of health care workers to inform public policy to help prevent both shortages and surpluses. 

These U.S. Workforce projections present the national supply of, and demand for, health professions by discipline using HRSA’s Health Workforce Simulation Model (PDF - 1 MB).

Health Care Practitioners

2016

November: National and Regional Projections of Supply and Demand for Primary Care Practitioners: 2013-2025 (PDF - 272 KB)

November: State-Level Projections of Supply and Demand for Primary Care Practitioners: 2013-2025 (PDF - 969 KB)

November: National Projections of Supply and Demand for Selected Behavioral Health Practitioners: 2013-2025 (PDF - 437 KB)

September: Health Workforce Projections: Nursing Assistants and Home Health Aides (PDF - 85 KB)

2015

April: Health Workforce Projections: Chiropractors and Podiatrists (PDF - 70 KB)

April: Health Workforce Projections: Dietitians and Nutritionists (PDF - 80 KB) 

April: Health Workforce Projections: Psychologists (PDF - 69 KB) 

April: Health Workforce Projections: Respiratory Therapists (PDF - 69 KB)

February: National and State-Level Projections of Dentists and Dental Hygienists in the U.S., 2012-2025 (PDF - 633KB) 

2014

December: Future of the Nursing Workforce: National- and State-level Projections, 2012-2025 (PDF - 283 KB) 

December: Health Workforce Projections: Therapy Occupations (PDF - 227 KB) 

December: Health Workforce Projections: Vision Occupations (PDF - 195 KB) 

December: Health Workforce Projections: Pharmacists (PDF - 618 KB) 

July: Projecting the Supply of Non-Primary Care Specialty and Subspecialty Clinicians: 2010-2025 (PDF - 239 KB)

2013

November: Projecting the Supply and Demand for Primary Care Practitioners Through 2020

2008
 

2007

March: Community Health Workers National Workforce Study (PDF - 1 MB) 

March: Community Health Worker National Workforce Study: An Annotated Bibliography (PDF - 431 KB) 

2006

October: Physician Supply and Demand: Projections to 2020 (PDF - 408 KB)

Health Care Support

2015

April: Health Workforce Projections: Health Technologist and Technician Occupations (PDF - 73 KB)

April: Health Workforce Projections: Healthcare Support Occupations (PDF - 77 KB) 

Date Last Reviewed:  October 2016