State Profile: Missouri

  2008-2010 Health Workforcea 2010 Graduatesb
Occupation Total % RSEc Per 100K Working-age Population Total Per 100K Working-age Population
Chiropractors 1,176 18.2 19.7 264 4.4
Counselors 4,604 11.2 77.2 57 1.0
Dental Assistants 4,538 10.3 76.1 NP NP
Dental Hygienists 2,892 11.1 48.5 131 2.2
Dentists 3,066 10.7 51.4 155 2.6
Diagnostic Related Technologists and Technicians 7,020 9.0 117.8 278 4.6
Dietitians and Nutritionists 1,424 18.3 23.9 71 1.2
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 4,646 10.2 78.0 NP NP
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioner Support Technologist and Technicans 11,884 7.1 199.4 395 6.6
Licensed Practical and Licenses Vocational Nurses 18,841 4.9 316.1 1,289 21.5
Massage Therapists 1,164 16.4 36.3 NP NP
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians 8,433 6.4 141.5 52 0.9
Medical and Health Services Managers 9,718 6.4 163.4 492 8.2
Medical Assistants and Other Healthcare Support Occupations 16,590 5.3 278.4 NP NP
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 2,584 12.0 43.4 106 1.7
Medical Secretaries 12,533 5.7 210.3 NP NP
Nurse Anesthetistsd 1,084 NA 18.1 NP NP
Nurse Practitionersd 2,714 NA 45.3 NP NP
Nurse-Midwivesd 116 NA 1.9 NP NP
Nursing, Psychiatric, and Home Health Aides 51,679 3.5 867.0 NP NP
Occupational Therapists 1,821 15.2 30.6 244 4.1
Opticians, Dispensing 1,164 21.6 19.5 NP NP
Optometrists 847 19.9 16.0 41 0.7
Personal Care Aides 18,299 5.7 307.0 NP NP
Pharmacists 5,575 8.4 93.5 290 4.8
Physical Therapist Assistants and Aides 1,502 19.6 25.2 NP NP
Physical Therapists 3,632 10.1 60.9 566 9.4
Physician Assistants 1,399 19.6 23.5 179 3.0
Physicians 18,654 5.2 313.0 973 14.6
Psychologists 2,186 14.7 36.7 933 15.6
Registered Nurses 63,756 2.6 1,069.7 5,228 87.3
Respiratory Therapists 2,683 13.1 45.0 183 3.1
Social Workers 8,772 7.4 147.12 821 13.7
Speech-Language Pathologists 2,824 12.8 47.4 382 6.4
Veterinarians 1,944 14.0 32.6 64 1.1

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