State Profile: Arkansas

  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 2,491 14.7 86.0 160 5.5
Dental Assistants 2,493 13.9 86.0 NP NP
Dental Hygienists 966 17.9 33.3 49 1.7
Dentists 1,225 22.3 42.3 NA NA
Diagnostic Related Technologists and Technicians 2,331 12.9 80.4 296 10.2
Dietitians and Nutritionists 564 21.6 19.5 14 .5
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 1,729 17.4 59.7 NP NP
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioner Support Technologist and Technicans 4,451 13.1 153.6 142 4.9
Licensed Practical and Licenses Vocational Nurses 10,734 7.8 370.4 1,011 34.7
Massage Therapists NR NR NR NP NP
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians 2,424 12.0 83.6 87 3.0
Medical and Health Services Managers 5,233 9.4 180.6 15 .5
Medical Assistants and Other Healthcare Support Occupations 5,011 9.1 172.9 NP NP
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 1,070 18.9 36.9 96 3.3
Medical Secretaries 5,631 8.6 194.3 NP NP
Nurse Anesthetistsd 346 NA 11.9 NP NP
Nurse Practitionersd 984 NA 33.8 NP NP
Nurse-Midwivesd 32 NA 1.1 NP NP
Nursing, Psychiatric, and Home Health Aides 26,446 4.4 912.7 NP NP
Occupational Therapists 427 27.6 14.7 46 1.6
Opticians, Dispensing NR NR NR NP NP
Optometrists NR NR NR NA NA
Personal Care Aides 8,695 8.7 300.1 NP NP
Pharmacists 2,415 14.0 83.3 106 3.6
Physical Therapist Assistants and Aides NR NR NR NP NP
Physical Therapists 1,684 14.2 58.7 64 2.2
Physician Assistants NR NR NR 32 1.1
Physicians 5,769 8.7 199.1 146 5.0
Psychologists 862 22.9 29.8 58 2.0
Registered Nurses 27,415 4.1 946.1 1,545 53.0
Respiratory Therapists 1,565 16.8 54.0 54 1.8
Social Workers 2,843 13.5 98.1 305 10.5
Speech-Language Pathologists 1,643 13.5 56.7 273 9.4
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