State Profile: Kansas

  2008-2010 Health Workforcea 2010 Graduatesb
Occupation Total % RSEc Per 100K Working-age Population Total Per 100K Working-age Population
Chiropractors NR NR NR 103 3.6
Counselors 2,296 15.6 81.0 94 3.3
Dental Assistants 2,308 13.5 81.5 NP NP
Dental Hygienists 1,564 15.6 55.2 118 4.1
Dentists 1,356 17.9 47.9 NA NA
Diagnostic Related Technologists and Technicians 2,868 14.3 101.2 148 5.2
Dietitians and Nutritionists 764 22.5 27.0 48 1.7
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 1,857 17.6 65.5 NP NP
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioner Support Technologist and Technicans 6,404 10.2 226.0 57 2.0
Licensed Practical and Licenses Vocational Nurses 7,056 8.4 249.0 947 33.2
Massage Therapists 1,306 18.4 46.1 NP NP
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians 3,462 11.0 122.2 61 2.1
Medical and Health Services Managers 5,479 10.1 193.4 119 4.2
Medical Assistants and Other Healthcare Support Occupations 9,114 8.2 321.7 NP NP
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 1,044 21.7 36.8 53 1.9
Medical Secretaries 5,844 10.1 206.3 NP NP
Nurse Anesthetistsd 469 NA 16.4 NP NP
Nurse Practitionersd 1,214 NA 42.6 NP NP
Nurse-Midwivesd 74 NA 2.6 NP NP
Nursing, Psychiatric, and Home Health Aides 27,121 4.3 957.2 NP NP
Occupational Therapists 1,217 17.0 43.0 60 2.1
Opticians, Dispensing 363 28.0 12.8 NP NP
Optometrists NR NR NR NA NA
Personal Care Aides 9,220 6.6 325.4 NP NP
Pharmacists 2,448 15.0 86.4 132 4.6
Physical Therapist Assistants and Aides 634 23.3 22.4 NP NP
Physical Therapists 1,660 14.1 58.6 77 2.7
Physician Assistants 780 21.3 27.5 42 1.5
Physicians 6,399 8.9 225.8 169 5.9
Psychologists 1,496 17.3 52.8 189 6.6
Registered Nurses 28,556 3.7 1,007.9 2,074 72.7
Respiratory Therapists 1,076 17.4 38.0 99 3.5
Social Workers 6,357 7.4 224.4 551 19.3
Speech-Language Pathologists 1,188 16.9 41.9 182 6.4
Veterinarians 1,180 19.5 41.6 103 3.6

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