State Profile: Arizona

  2008-2010 Health Workforcea 2010 Graduatesb
Occupation Total % RSEc Per 100K Working-age Population Total Per 100K Working-age Population
Chiropractors 1,382 22.0 21.8 NA NA
Counselors 5,866 8.8 92.7 367 5.7
Dental Assistants 6,170 8.0 97.2 NP NP
Dental Hygienists 2,556 9.0 40.3 176 2.8
Dentists 2,889 11.7 45.5 NA NA
Diagnostic Related Technologists and Technicians 5,696 7.9 89.8 193 3.0
Dietitians and Nutritionists 1,013 24.8 16.0 NA NA
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 4,263 10.2 67.2 NP NP
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioner Support Technologist and Technicans 9,632 6.9 151.8 630 9.9
Licensed Practical and Licenses Vocational Nurses 7,853 7.6 123.8 266 4.2
Massage Therapists 3,847 9.0 60.6 NP NP
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians 5,439 9.6 85.7 87 1.4
Medical and Health Services Managers 10,357 5.8 163.2 1,833 28.7
Medical Assistants and Other Healthcare Support Occupations 18,992 5.0 299.3 NP NP
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 2,925 13.3 46.1 1,352 21.2
Medical Secretaries 10,579 6.6 166.7 NP NP
Nurse Anesthetistsd 233 NA 3.6 NP NP
Nurse Practitionersd 2,322 NA 36.3 NP NP
Nurse-Midwivesd 246 NA 3.8 NP NP
Nursing, Psychiatric, and Home Health Aides 30,510 4.2 480.9 NP NP
Occupational Therapists 1,542 17.4 24.3 20 0.3
Opticians, Dispensing 1,124 17.9 17.7 NP NP
Optometrists 532 22.3 8.38 NA NA
Personal Care Aides 25,774 4.4 406.2 NP NP
Pharmacists 4,686 9.1 73.8 214 3.4
Physical Therapist Assistants and Aides 1,829 16.0 28.8 NP NP
Physical Therapists 3,278 11.7 51.7 46 0.7
Physician Assistants 2,684 23.0 42.3 86 1.4
Physicians 15,373 4.7 242.3 245 3.8
Psychologists 2,790 12.0 44.0 1,667 26.1
Registered Nurses 50,841 2.9 801.2 5,257 82.2
Respiratory Therapists 2,600 12.0 41.0 330 5.2
Social Workers 8,779 6.7 138.3 443 6.9
Speech-Language Pathologists 2,361 13.9 37.2 243 3.8
Veterinarians 1,160 16.0 18.3 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