State Profile: Nebraska

  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 1,661 22.2 91.6 NA NA
Dental Assistants 1,055 17.0 58.2 NP NP
Dental Hygienists 778 21.0 42.9 41 2.2
Dentists 935 20.8 51.6 134 7.3
Diagnostic Related Technologists and Technicians 2,376 12.5 131.0 206 11.3
Dietitians and Nutritionists NR NR NR NA NA
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 501 23.0 27.6 NP NP
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioner Support Technologist and Technicans 3,477 14.2 191.8 247 13.5
Licensed Practical and Licenses Vocational Nurses 5,882 9.5 324.4 347 19.0
Massage Therapists 548 29.3 30.2 NP NP
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians 2,172 15.8 119.8 57 3.1
Medical and Health Services Managers 4,339 10.0 239.3 55 3.0
Medical Assistants and Other Healthcare Support Occupations 6,674 9.1 368.1 NP NP
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 1,028 25.6 56.7 35 1.9
Medical Secretaries 5,479 11.3 302.2 NP NP
Nurse Anesthetistsd 289 NA 15.8 NP NP
Nurse Practitionersd 753 NA 41.2 NP NP
Nurse-Midwivesd 36 NA 2.0 NP NP
Nursing, Psychiatric, and Home Health Aides 16,427 6.0 906.0 NP NP
Occupational Therapists NR NR NR 20 1.1
Opticians, Dispensing NR NR NR NP NP
Optometrists NR NR NR NA NA
Personal Care Aides 4,719 10.0 260.3 NP NP
Pharmacists 2,825 15.5 155.8 232 12.7
Physical Therapist Assistants and Aides 544 26.8 30.0 NP NP
Physical Therapists 1,700 21.3 93.8 97 5.3
Physician Assistants 763 21.6 42.1 62 3.4
Physicians 4,129 11.5 227.7 237 13.0
Psychologists 1,080 22.4 59.6 85 4.6
Registered Nurses 22,260 4.7 1,227.7 1,327 72.7
Respiratory Therapists 1,064 25.2 58.7 53 2.9
Social Workers 2,758 13.4 152.1 142 7.8
Speech-Language Pathologists 933 20.4 51.5 82 4.5
Veterinarians 645 27.6 35.6 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