Health Workforce Projections

We help public and private organizations understand how changes in population will affect future workforce demands.

By estimating the supply and demand, and distribution of, health care workers, we inform public policy to help prevent both shortages and surpluses.

United States Workforce Projections

These U.S. Workforce projections present the national supply of, and demand for, health professions by discipline, using the following:

Technical Documentation for Health Resources & Services Administration’s Health Workforce Simulation Model (PDF - 2 MB)

Recently Released Projections

Allied Health Workforce

Allied Health Workforce Projections, 2016-2030

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Behavioral Health Workforce

Behavioral Health Workforce Projections, 2017-2030

Access updated occupation projections in consolidated fact sheet

Health Workforce Practitioners


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Date Last Reviewed:  June 2019