State Profile: Alabama

  2008-2010 Health Workforcea 2010 Graduatesb
Occupation Total % RSEc Per 100K Working-age Population Total Per 100K Working-age Population
Chiropractors NR NR NR NA NA
Counselors 3,318 10.2 69.8 24 .5
Dental Assistants 3,038 10.7 63.9 NP NP
Dental Hygienists 3,288 11.8 69.2 26 .5
Dentists 1,877 14.7 39.5 52 1.09
Diagnostic Related Technologists and Technicians 5,740 8.9 120.8 328 6.9
Dietitians and Nutritionists 1,508 18.5 31.7 58 1.2
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 2,290 14.0 48.2 NP NP
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioner Support Technologist and Technicans 9,613 7.7 202.2 349 7.3
Licensed Practical and Licenses Vocational Nurses 12,297 6.6 258.7 722 15.1
Massage Therapists 1,271 17.3 26.7 NP NP
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians 5,236 10.9 110.1 218 4.6
Medical and Health Services Managers 6,264 8.9 131.8 206 4.3
Medical Assistants and Other Healthcare Support Occupations 11,980 6.4 252.0 NP NP
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 1,970 15.7 41.4 34 .7
Medical Secretaries 8,843 6.5 186.0 NP NP
Nurse Anesthetistsd 1,180 NA 24.7 NP NP
Nurse Practitionersd 1,481 NA 31.10 NP NP
Nurse-Midwivesd 62 NA 1.3 NP NP
Nursing, Psychiatric, and Home Health Aides 32,023 3.8 673.6 NP NP
Occupational Therapists 667 23.2 14.0 72 1.5
Opticians, Dispensing 754 27.9 15.9 NP NP
Optometrists NR NR NR 42 .9
Personal Care Aides 8,737 8.3 183.8 NP NP
Pharmacists 4,335 9.3 91.2 252 5.3
Physical Therapist Assistants and Aides 962 22.3 20.2 NP NP
Physical Therapists 2,121 13.5 44.6 131 2.7
Physician Assistants 989 18.3 20.8 69 1.4
Physicians 9,904 6.8 208.3 230 4.8
Psychologists 823 21.7 17.3 269 5.6
Registered Nurses 45,666 2.9 960.6 3,764 78.8
Respiratory Therapists 2,065 15.4 43.4 44 0.92
Social Workers 4,004 9.0 84.2 519 10.9
Speech-Language Pathologists 1,215 16.4 25.6 226 4.7
Veterinarians 804 24.4 16.9 153 3.2

aHealth Workforce data are from Special Tabulations of the American Community Survey Public Use Microdata Sample, 2008-2010
bGraduate data are from Special Tabulations of the National Center for Education Statistics Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, 2009-2010 Data. Degree award levels included in the count of graduates are specified in Part 5 of the U.S. Health Workforce Chartbook – Technical Documentation.
c% RSE (Percent Relative Standard Error) = ((Estimate/Standard Error)*100); Lower % RSEs (i.e. proportionately lower standard errors) indicate greater precision. %RSEs between 20 and 30 percent should be used with caution
dAdvanced Practice Nursing Workforce data are from the following source(s): Nurse Practitioners and Nurse Anesthetists data are from the Area Resource File 2011-2012 Access Database, tabulations of data from the National Provider Identification File and Nurse-Midwives data are from the Area Resource File 2011-2012 AccessDatabase, tabulations of data from the American College of Nurse-Midwives.
NA: Data are not available for the selected state and occupation.
NR: Data not reported at the state-level because the RSE ≥ 30%; estimate does not meet standards of reliability
NP: Graduate data is not presented because there is no clear educational pathway for this occupation

Date Last Reviewed:  August 2016