State Profile: Kentucky

  2008-2010 Health Workforcea 2010 Graduatesb
Occupation Total % RSEc Per 100K Working-age Population Total Per 100K Working-age Population
Chiropractors 632 29.5 14.6 NA NA
Counselors 2,596 12.2 60.1 48 1.1
Dental Assistants 3,360 12.5 77.8 NP NP
Dental Hygienists 1,683 14.7 39.0 109 2.5
Dentists 1,569 14.0 36.3 133 3.1
Diagnostic Related Technologists and Technicians 5,696 8.8 131.9 383 8.8
Dietitians and Nutritionists 981 19.6 22.7 NA NA
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 4,477 11.6 103.7 NP NP
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioner Support Technologist and Technicans 10,519 6.9 243.6 486 11.2
Licensed Practical and Licenses Vocational Nurses 9,857 7.2 228.3 1,109 25.6
Massage Therapists 1,077 23.8 24.9 NP NP
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians 5,060 9.4 117.2 68 1.6
Medical and Health Services Managers 6,253 7.3 144.8 97 2.2
Medical Assistants and Other Healthcare Support Occupations 12,184 7.1 282.2 NP NP
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 1,582 16.6 36.6 86 2.0
Medical Secretaries 9,672 6.9 224.0 NP NP
Nurse Anesthetistsd 706 NA 16.3 NP NP
Nurse Practitionersd 2,085 NA 48.0 NP NP
Nurse-Midwivesd 130 NA 3.0 NP NP
Nursing, Psychiatric, and Home Health Aides 31,483 4.8 729.2 NP NP
Occupational Therapists 1,340 18.7 31.0 123 2.8
Opticians, Dispensing 970 23.3 22.5 NP NP
Optometrists 492 26.1 11.4 NA NA
Personal Care Aides 7,642 9.3 177.0 NP NP
Pharmacists 3,696 10.7 85.6 128 3.0
Physical Therapist Assistants and Aides 1,478 18.3 34.2 NP NP
Physical Therapists 2,222 12.2 51.5 98 2.3
Physician Assistants 1,394 21.9 32.3 54 1.2
Physicians 10,657 5.8 246.8 297 6.8
Psychologists 1,226 16.9 28.4 412 9.5
Registered Nurses 44,755 2.9 1,036.5 2,888 66.6
Respiratory Therapists 1,968 14.1 45.6 186 4.2
Social Workers 6,275 8.8 145.3 753 17.4
Speech-Language Pathologists 1,393 17.2 32.3 211 4.9
Veterinarians 1,572 16.8 36.4 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