State Profile: South Dakota

  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 1,449 21.3 179.4 19 2.3
Dental Assistants 1,067 23.0 132.1 NP NP
Dental Hygienists NR NR NR 68 8.4
Dentists 667 26.0 82.6 NA NA
Diagnostic Related Technologists and Technicians 797 20.7 98.7 44 5.4
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 1,236 18.8 153.0 36 4.4
Licensed Practical and Licenses Vocational Nurses 2,149 15.5 266.1 127 15.6
Massage Therapists NR NR NR NP NP
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians 1,008 17.6 124.8 29 3.6
Medical and Health Services Managers 1,709 15.1 211.6 36 4.4
Medical Assistants and Other Healthcare Support Occupations 2,191 17.3 271.3 NP NP
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians NR NR NR 8 1.0
Medical Secretaries 2,354 13.3 291.5 NP NP
Nurse Anesthetistsd 287 NA 35.2 NP NP
Nurse Practitionersd 339 NA 41.6 NP NP
Nurse-Midwivesd 38 NA 4.7 NP NP
Nursing, Psychiatric, and Home Health Aides 6,949 8.7 860.5 NP NP
Occupational Therapists NR NR NR 18 2.2
Opticians, Dispensing NR NR NR NP NP
Optometrists NR NR NR NA NA
Personal Care Aides 2,072 20.5 256.6 NP NP
Pharmacists 1,143 21.8 141.5 70 8.6
Physical Therapist Assistants and Aides NR NR NR NP NP
Physical Therapists 782 25.8 96.8 26 3.2
Physician Assistants NR NR NR 20 2.5
Physicians 1,501 16.2 185.9 46 5.6
Psychologists NR NR NR 75 9.2
Registered Nurses 10,076 7.0 1,247.7 800 98.3
Respiratory Therapists NR NR NR 17 2.1
Social Workers 955 25.8 118.3 54 6.6
Speech-Language Pathologists NR NR NR 52 6.4
Veterinarians NR NR NR 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