State Profile: Iowa

  2008-2010 Health Workforcea 2010 Graduatesb
Occupation Total % RSEc Per 100K Working-age Population Total Per 100K Working-age Population
Chiropractors 852 19.9 28.1 574 18.8
Counselors 3,874 12.5 127.7 2 0.1
Dental Assistants 2,721 12.4 189.7 NP NP
Dental Hygienists 2,013 13.9 66.4 90 3.0
Dentists 1,229 22.4 40.5 73 2.4
Diagnostic Related Technologists and Technicians 2,868 14.2 94.6 181 5.9
Dietitians and Nutritionists 1,336 15.1 44.0 58 1.9
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 1,661 16.6 54.8 NP NP
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioner Support Technologist and Technicans 5,192 10.7 171.2 152 5.0
Licensed Practical and Licenses Vocational Nurses 7,397 7.7 243.9 1,298 42.6
Massage Therapists 774 18.0 25.5 NP NP
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians 3,828 12.1 126.2 67 2.2
Medical and Health Services Managers 5,559 9.6 183.3 327 10.7
Medical Assistants and Other Healthcare Support Occupations 8,924 6.8 294.2 NP NP
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians NR NR NR 87 2.9
Medical Secretaries 7,020 8.0 231.4 NP NP
Nurse Anesthetistsd 310 NA 34.1 NP NP
Nurse Practitionersd 1,040 NA 34.1 NP NP
Nurse-Midwivesd 85 NA 2.8 NP NP
Nursing, Psychiatric, and Home Health Aides 29,361 4.3 968.0 NP NP
Occupational Therapists 972 25.2 32.0 33 1.1
Opticians, Dispensing 793 25.3 26.1 NP NP
Optometrists 711 29.4 23.4 NA NA
Personal Care Aides 8,456 8.3 278.8 NP NP
Pharmacists 3,344 13.4 110.2 207 6.8
Physical Therapist Assistants and Aides 860 25.1 28.4 NP NP
Physical Therapists 1,407 15.7 46.4 221 7.2
Physician Assistants 860 23.3 28.4 70 2.3
Physicians 7,414 7.7 244.4 335 11.0
Psychologists 1,368 20.1 45.1 64 2.1
Registered Nurses 33,378 4.2 1,100.4 2,337 76.7
Respiratory Therapists 810 20.9 26.7 59 1.9
Social Workers 5,005 9.5 165.0 343 11.3
Speech-Language Pathologists 1,009 23.4 33.3 140 4.6
Veterinarians 1,214 19.4 40.0 120 3.9

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