State Profile: Tennessee

  2008-2010 Health Workforcea 2010 Graduatesb
Occupation Total % RSEc Per 100K Working-age Population Total Per 100K Working-age Population
Chiropractors 947 19.4 15.0 NA NA
Counselors 4,840 10.7 76.8 99 1.6
Dental Assistants 5,278 9.0 83.7 NP NP
Dental Hygienists 3,255 9.0 51.6 157 2.5
Dentists 2,582 11.0 41.0 127 2.0
Diagnostic Related Technologists and Technicians 7,127 8.1 113.1 290 4.6
Dietitians and Nutritionists 1,975 16.7 31.3 10 0.2
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 4,620 10.9 73.3 NP NP
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioner Support Technologist and Technicans 15,113 5.4 239.8 251 4.0
Licensed Practical and Licenses Vocational Nurses 23,373 4.0 370.8 1,569 24.7
Massage Therapists 2,011 13.6 31.9 NP NP
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians 8,167 7.2 129.3 111 1.8
Medical and Health Services Managers 11,334 6.3 179.8 137 2.2
Medical Assistants and Other Healthcare Support Occupations 17,913 5.0 248.2 NP NP
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 2,533 11.0 10.2 252 4.0
Medical Secretaries 13,329 6.3 211.5 NP NP
Nurse Anesthetistsd 1,504 NA 23.7 NP NP
Nurse Practitionersd 4,059 NA 64.0 NP NP
Nurse-Midwivesd 190 NA 3.0 NP NP
Nursing, Psychiatric, and Home Health Aides 40,044 3.6 635.3 NP NP
Occupational Therapists 2,137 13.2 33.9 109 1.7
Opticians, Dispensing 1,001 19.2 15.9 NP NP
Optometrists 622 16.0 9.9 118 1.9
Personal Care Aides 17,832 5.2 282.9 NP NP
Pharmacists 6,504 7.4 103.2 238 3.8
Physical Therapist Assistants and Aides 1,736 16.3 27.5 NP NP
Physical Therapists 3,871 11.8 61.4 175 2.8
Physician Assistants 2,096 17.2 33.2 58 0.9
Physicians 17,173 4.3 272.4 409 6.4
Psychologists 2,179 15.2 34.6 359 5.7
Registered Nurses 67,159 2.5 1,065.4 3,374 53.2
Respiratory Therapists 2,525 12.6 40.1 141 2.2
Social Workers 7,612 7.0 120.8 666 10.5
Speech-Language Pathologists 1,918 13.6 30.4 176 2.8
Veterinarians 2,197 16.3 34.8 68 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