State Profile: MIssissippi

  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 1,844 18.7 62.3 34 11.2
Dental Assistants 2,241 15.2 75.7 NP NP
Dental Hygienists 1,482 17.8 50.1 87 2.9
Dentists 1,884 16.1 63.7 28 0.9
Diagnostic Related Technologists and Technicians 3,678 13.3 124.3 154 5.2
Dietitians and Nutritionists 991 18.9 33.5 35 1.2
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 1,449 17.9 49.0 NP NP
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioner Support Technologist and Technicans 6,751 9.3 228.2 143 4.8
Licensed Practical and Licenses Vocational Nurses 9,719 6.1 328.5 844 28.4
Massage Therapists 427 27.3 14.4 NP NP
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians 4,263 11.7 144.1 138 4.6
Medical and Health Services Managers 4,642 9.3 156.9 97 3.3
Medical Assistants and Other Healthcare Support Occupations 5,117 10.0 172.9 NP NP
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 1,239 18.5 41.9 38 1.3
Medical Secretaries 5,494 9.6 185.7 NP NP
Nurse Anesthetistsd 507 NA 17.1 NP NP
Nurse Practitionersd 1,619 NA 54.6 NP NP
Nurse-Midwivesd 51 NA 1.7 NP NP
Nursing, Psychiatric, and Home Health Aides 21,683 5.1 732.8 NP NP
Occupational Therapists 395 23.5 13.4 30 1.0
Opticians, Dispensing NR NR NR NP NP
Optometrists NR NR NR NA NA
Personal Care Aides 7,005 9.0 236.8 NP NP
Pharmacists 2,258 15.3 76.3 66 2.2
Physical Therapist Assistants and Aides 530 27.6 17.9 NP NP
Physical Therapists 1,799 15.7 60.8 65 2.2
Physician Assistants 670 24.0 22.6 NA NA
Physicians 6,564 7.8 221.8 115 3.9
Psychologists 613 24.5 20.7 79 2.7
Registered Nurses 29,016 3.8 980.6 2,009 67.7
Respiratory Therapists 1,492 19.4 50.4 117 3.9
Social Workers 2,498 13.1 84.4 339 11.4
Speech-Language Pathologists 1,167 20.1 39.4 199 6.7
Veterinarians NR NR NR 72 2.4

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