Archive: Health Workforce Research
The National Center for Health Workforce Analysis (NCHWA) develops research reports. We focus on issues that affect the U.S. health workforce.
Health policymakers consider the supply, demand, distribution, and education of health workers when developing policy and programs.
Our health workforce projections present the national supply of, and demand for, health professions by discipline.
See the most recent workforce projections briefs for nursing, behavioral health, primary care, physicians, and long-term services and support.
NCHWA's maternal health workforce brief (PDF - 344 KB) provides data on the state of the maternal health workforce.
The National Sample Survey of Registered Nurses (NSSRN) provides information on job satisfaction, stress, and burnout. To view the NSSRN data, visit the data dashboard. For NSSRN data on job satisfaction, visit Job Satisfaction Among Registered Nurses - Pre-COVID.
Sex, Race and Ethnic Diversity of U.S. Health Occupations (2011-2015) (PDF - 378 KB)
Sex, Race, and Ethnic Diversity of U.S. Health Occupations (2011-2015): Technical Documentation (PDF - 523 KB)
Race and Ethnic Diversity of U.S. Health Occupations (2010-2012) (PDF - 388 KB)
Sex, Race, and Ethnic Diversity of U.S. Health Occupations (2010-2012): Technical Documentation (PDF - 214 KB)
Rural and Non-Rural Health Workforce Estimates (PDF - 434 KB)
Chartbook in Brief (PDF - 123 KB) | Technical Documentation for Chartbook (PDF - 845 KB)
Our Health Workforce State Profiles provide data on 34 health occupations for all 50 states and the District of Columbia.