State Profile: Alaska

 

  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 919 23.9 131.3 NA NA
Dental Assistants 1,116 24.1 159.4 NP NP
Dental Hygienists NR NR NR 11 1.6
Dentists 644 21.0 92.0 NA NA
Diagnostic Related Technologists and Technicians NR NR NR 18 2.5
Dietitians and Nutritionists NR NR NR NA NA
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 617 29.6 88.1 NP NP
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioner Support Technologist and Technicans 1,908 21.1 272.5 72 10.1
Licensed Practical and Licenses Vocational Nurses 782 25.7 111.7 28 3.9
Massage Therapists NR NR NR NP NP
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians 812 26.4 116.0 11 1.6
Medical and Health Services Managers 1,346 19.8 192.2 4 .6
Medical Assistants and Other Healthcare Support Occupations 1,674 16.6 239.1 NP NP
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians NR NR NR 18 2.5
Medical Secretaries 1,291 21.7 184.4 NP NP
Nurse Anesthetistsd 41 NA 5.8 NP NP
Nurse Practitionersd 415 NA 58.4 NP NP
Nurse-Midwivesd 94 NA 13.2 NP NP
Nursing, Psychiatric, and Home Health Aides 3,738 11.3 533.9 NP NP
Occupational Therapists NR NR NR NA NA
Opticians, Dispensing NR NR NR NP NP
Optometrists NR NR NR NA NA
Personal Care Aides 3,493 12.4 498.9 NP NP
Pharmacists NR NR NR NA NA
Physical Therapist Assistants and Aides NR NR NR NP NP
Physical Therapists NR NR NR NA NA
Physician Assistants NR NR NR NA NA
Physicians 2,172 15.5 310.2 NA NA
Psychologists NR NR NR 35 4.9
Registered Nurses 5,605 9.5 800.6 207 29.2
Respiratory Therapists NR NR NR NA NA
Social Workers 1,955 17.7 279.2 62 8.7
Speech-Language Pathologists NR NR NR NA NA
Veterinarians NR NR NR NA NA

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