State Profile: Montana

  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 1,489 18.1 151.4 NA NA
Dental Assistants 894 24.8 90.9 NP NP
Dental Hygienists NR NR NR 15 1.5
Dentists 761 24.3 77.4 NA NA
Diagnostic Related Technologists and Technicians 1,617 17.2 164.4 62 6.3
Dietitians and Nutritionists NR NR NR NA NA
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics NR NR NR NP NP
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioner Support Technologist and Technicans 1,528 18.9 155.3 39 4.0
Licensed Practical and Licenses Vocational Nurses 1,737 17.2 176.6 130 13.1
Massage Therapists 635 25.8 64.6 NP NP
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians 765 22.2 77.8 8 0.8
Medical and Health Services Managers 1,527 16.6 155.2 15 1.5
Medical Assistants and Other Healthcare Support Occupations 1,809 20.1 183.9 NP NP
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians NR NR NR 28 2.9
Medical Secretaries 2,031 17.9 206.4 NP NP
Nurse Anesthetistsd 69 NA 7.0 NP NP
Nurse Practitionersd 409 NA 41.3 NP NP
Nurse-Midwivesd 41 NA 4.1 NP NP
Nursing, Psychiatric, and Home Health Aides 9,115 7.8 926.5 NP NP
Occupational Therapists NR NR NR NA NA
Opticians, Dispensing NR NR NR NP NP
Optometrists NR NR NR NA NA
Personal Care Aides 4,073 15.8 414.0 NP NP
Pharmacists 763 25.6 77.6 70 7.1
Physical Therapist Assistants and Aides NR NR NR NP NP
Physical Therapists 980 23.8 99.6 68 6.9
Physician Assistants NR NR NR 26 2.6
Physicians 2,362 14.8 240.1 NA NA
Psychologists 684 29.2 69.5 32 3.2
Registered Nurses 11,172 6.4 1,135.6 412 41.6
Respiratory Therapists NR NR NR 18 1.8
Social Workers 1,634 17.7 166.1 72 7.3
Speech-Language Pathologists NR NR NR 8 0.8
Veterinarians 951 21.9 96.7 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