State Profile: Louisiana

  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 3,028 10.6 67.4 100 2.2
Dental Assistants 2,868 13.0 63.9 NP NP
Dental Hygienists 1,472 16.8 32.8 87 1.9
Dentists 1,472 18.8 32.8 87 1.3
Diagnostic Related Technologists and Technicians 5,433 8.9 121.0 272 6.0
Dietitians and Nutritionists 1,129 21.2 25.1 39 0.9
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 3,450 12.8 76.8 NP NP
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioner Support Technologist and Technicans 6,949 8.0 154.8 317 7.0
Licensed Practical and Licenses Vocational Nurses 17,457 5.7 388.8 1,299 28.6
Massage Therapists 754 25.2 16.8 NP NP
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians 6,353 9.1 141.5 159 3.5
Medical and Health Services Managers 6,856 7.7 152.7 138 3.0
Medical Assistants and Other Healthcare Support Occupations 10,872 7.2 242.1 NP NP
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 1,246 18.8 27.8 77 1.7
Medical Secretaries 9,205 7.8 205.0 NP NP
Nurse Anesthetistsd 1,067 NA 23.5 NP NP
Nurse Practitionersd 1,584 NA 34.9 NP NP
Nurse-Midwivesd 52 NA 1.2 NP NP
Nursing, Psychiatric, and Home Health Aides 35,690 3.6 794.8 NP NP
Occupational Therapists 1,252 16.4 27.9 46 1.0
Opticians, Dispensing NR NR NR NP NP
Optometrists NR NR NR NA NA
Personal Care Aides 19,687 4.9 438.4 NP NP
Pharmacists 4,440 11.6 98.9 242 5.3
Physical Therapist Assistants and Aides 1,352 15.9 30.1 NP NP
Physical Therapists 2,613 13.2 58.2 70 1.5
Physician Assistants 947 21.3 21.1 57 1.3
Physicians 11,579 6.7 257.9 441 9.7
Psychologists 1,801 14.5 40.1 123 2.7
Registered Nurses 42,856 3.4 954.4 2,393 52.8
Respiratory Therapists 2,297 16.4 51.2 90 2.0
Social Workers 6,293 8.6 140.1 459 10.1
Speech-Language Pathologists 2,068 14.1 46.0 302 6.7
Veterinarians 1,029 18.9 22.9 81 1.8

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