Numbers of Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations in Arkansas

Occupation group

Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations

Year Number
2001 57,870
2002 59,210
2003 59,600
2004 62,840
2005 62,380
2006 64,750
2007 65,930
2008 68,350
2009 69,110
2010 70,500
2011 70,960
2012 72,970
2013 73,700
2014 73,070
2015 74,210
2016 77,150
2017 79,770
2018 80,890

Individual occupations

Chiropractors

Year Number
2001 80
2002 90
2003 90
2004 120
2005 110
2006 140
2007 160
2008 190
2009 260
2010 230
2011 250
2012 230
2013 270
2014 290
2015 330
2016 330
2017 330
2018 260

Dentists

Year Number
2001 510
2002 520
2003 920

Dentists, General

Year Number
2004 1,260
2005 700
2006 600
2007 590
2008 550
2009 560
2010 680
2011 810
2012 860
2013 830
2014 790
2015 750
2016 700
2017 750
2018 810

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

Year Number
2013 60
2014 80

Orthodontists

Year Number
2016 30

Dentists, All Other Specialists

Year Number
2007 50
2008 70
2009 80
2010 60
2012 30
2013 40
2015 30
2017 40
2018 30

Dietitians and Nutritionists

Year Number
2001 250
2002 290
2003 330
2004 330
2005 380
2006 370
2007 450
2008 440
2009 420
2010 420
2011 430
2012 470
2013 540
2014 530
2015 520
2016 460
2017 460
2018 500

Optometrists

Year Number
2002 190
2003 200
2004 280
2005 330
2006 330
2007 330
2008 290
2009 300
2010 360
2011 430
2012 390
2013 340
2014 320
2015 360
2016 320
2017 290
2018 320

Pharmacists

Year Number
2001 2,400
2002 2,360
2003 2,220
2004 2,440
2005 2,330
2006 2,590
2007 2,580
2008 2,770
2009 2,820
2010 2,830
2011 2,900
2012 2,910
2013 3,070
2014 2,920
2015 3,290
2016 3,520
2017 3,550
2018 3,270

Anesthesiologists

Year Number
2001 140
2002 120
2003 130
2005 40
2006 100
2007 150
2008 230
2009 250
2010 190
2011 120
2012 60
2013 100
2014 140
2015 170
2016 130

Family and General Practitioners

Year Number
2001 1,000
2002 800
2003 1,000
2004 1,070
2005 1,200
2006 1,510
2007 1,330
2008 1,040
2009 930
2010 880
2011 1,220
2012 1,360
2013 1,590
2014 1,400
2015 1,560
2016 1,360
2017 1,300
2018 1,200

Internists, General

Year Number
2001 190
2002 220
2004 220
2005 280
2006 200
2007 170
2008 150
2009 140
2010 140
2011 150
2012 260
2013 280
2014 350
2015 320
2016 340
2017 220
2018 110

Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Year Number
2004 150
2005 140
2006 130
2007 120
2008 150
2009 170
2010 220
2011 240
2012 280
2013 190
2014 170
2015 130
2016 180
2017 170
2018 130

Pediatricians, General

Year Number
2005 160
2006 310
2007 210
2008 160
2009 100
2010 150
2011 230
2012 200
2013 180
2014 140
2015 160
2016 130
2017 120
2018 80

Psychiatrists

Year Number
2001 200
2002 190
2003 190
2004 100
2005 80
2006 60
2007 60
2008 120
2009 100
2010 160
2011 130
2012 160
2014 350
2015 320
2016 310
2017 240
2018 200

Surgeons

Year Number
2001 220
2002 210
2003 250
2004 230
2005 310
2006 270
2007 370
2008 380
2009 470
2010 440
2011 390
2012 370
2013 360
2014 550
2015 560
2016 440
2017 240
2018 130

Physicians and Surgeons, All Other

Year Number
2004 1,560
2005 1,650
2006 1,720
2007 2,120
2008 2,460
2009 2,920
2010 2,480
2011 2,340
2012 2,290
2013 2,530
2014 2,620
2015 2,430
2016 2,560
2017 2,750
2018 2,840

Physician Assistants

Year Number
2002 160
2003 190
2004 70
2005 120
2007 130
2008 110
2009 140
2010 120
2011 110
2012 140
2013 180
2014 310
2015 400
2016 580
2017 500
2018 530

Podiatrists

Year Number
2003 40
2008 40
2009 40
2010 50
2011 40
2012 40
2013 40
2014 50
2015 60
2016 70
2017 50
2018 70

Occupational Therapists

Year Number
2001 680
2002 730
2003 790
2004 800
2005 820
2006 750
2007 780
2008 830
2009 840
2010 820
2011 970
2012 1,010
2013 1,010
2014 980
2015 910
2016 1,030
2017 1,090
2018 1,210

Physical Therapists

Year Number
2001 1,010
2002 1,060
2003 1,050
2004 1,190
2005 1,110
2006 1,100
2007 1,410
2008 1,530
2009 1,640
2010 1,510
2011 1,500
2012 1,620
2013 1,670
2014 1,750
2015 1,940
2016 1,940
2017 1,910
2018 2,000

Radiation Therapists

Year Number
2001 50
2003 200
2004 350
2005 300
2006 180
2007 140
2008 110
2009 90
2010 140
2011 160
2012 220
2013 200
2014 200
2015 220
2016 310
2017 290
2018 250

Recreational Therapists

Year Number
2001 170
2002 140
2003 90
2004 100
2005 110
2006 160
2007 170
2008 180
2009 150
2010 190
2011 170
2012 170
2013 130
2014 120
2015 110
2016 60
2017 60
2018 60

Respiratory Therapists

Year Number
2001 480
2002 580
2003 740
2004 1,040
2005 1,150
2006 1,070
2007 1,060
2008 1,020
2009 1,080
2010 920
2011 960
2012 980
2013 1,200
2014 1,110
2015 1,080
2016 870
2017 970
2018 1,090

Speech-Language Pathologists

Year Number
2001 790
2002 860
2003 1,000
2004 1,100
2005 1,090
2006 1,170
2007 1,260
2008 1,360
2009 1,470
2010 1,450
2011 1,740
2012 1,630
2013 1,640
2014 1,620
2015 1,710
2016 1,900
2017 1,900
2018 2,060

Exercise Physiologists

Year Number
2010 60
2011 60
2012 50
2013 50
2014 40
2015 50
2016 30

Therapists, All Other

Year Number
2004 90
2005 90
2007 140
2008 130
2009 30
2012 50
2013 50
2014 50
2015 30
2018 50

Veterinarians

Year Number
2001 310
2002 340
2003 350
2004 460
2005 390
2006 420
2007 400
2008 390
2009 330
2010 340
2011 410
2012 470
2013 480
2014 470
2015 540
2016 610
2017 580
2018 540

Registered Nurses

Year Number
2001 18,110
2002 18,660
2003 18,990
2004 20,030
2005 20,250
2006 21,020
2007 21,920
2008 23,000
2009 23,050
2010 23,730
2012 23,480
2013 23,480
2014 22,780
2015 22,480
2016 23,380
2017 24,380
2018 25,380

Nurse Anesthetists

Year Number
2012 210
2013 350
2014 370
2015 500
2016 320
2017 350
2018 360

Nurse Practitioners

Year Number
2012 780
2013 1,000
2014 1,080
2015 1,360
2016 1,620
2017 1,830
2018 1,900

Audiologists

Year Number
2002 90
2003 90
2004 100
2005 50
2006 50
2007 50
2008 60
2009 110
2010 100
2011 70
2012 50
2013 50
2014 60
2015 30
2016 60
2017 120
2018 120

Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other

Year Number
2004 400
2005 240
2006 220
2007 260
2008 240
2009 240
2010 180
2011 150
2012 120
2013 130
2014 130
2015 140
2016 130
2017 160
2018 180

Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians

Year Number
2017 2,280
2018 2,350

Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists

Year Number
2001 1,250
2002 1,230
2003 1,230
2004 1,250
2005 1,370
2006 1,480
2007 1,460
2008 1,470
2009 1,370
2010 1,260
2011 1,210
2012 1,340
2013 1,170
2014 1,150
2015 1,070
2016 1,040

Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians

Year Number
2001 1,500
2002 1,390
2003 1,320
2004 940
2005 960
2006 1,170
2007 1,130
2008 1,100
2009 1,200
2010 1,450
2011 1,500
2012 1,440
2013 1,480
2014 1,590
2015 1,540
2016 1,360

Dental Hygienists

Year Number
2001 1,190
2002 1,310
2003 1,140
2004 940
2005 1,020
2006 1,080
2007 1,230
2008 1,410
2009 1,350
2010 1,310
2011 1,200
2012 1,300
2013 1,350
2014 1,340
2015 1,400
2016 1,430
2017 1,420
2018 1,370

Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians

Year Number
2001 210
2002 290
2003 280
2004 340
2005 380
2006 380
2007 400
2008 460
2009 450
2010 390
2011 320
2012 320
2013 480
2014 510
2015 560
2016 590
2017 600
2018 560

Diagnostic Medical Sonographers

Year Number
2001 160
2002 220
2003 230
2004 350
2005 360
2006 320
2007 380
2008 450
2009 470
2010 360
2011 350
2012 390
2013 460
2014 410
2015 360
2016 490
2017 550
2018 580

Nuclear Medicine Technologists

Year Number
2001 80
2002 100
2003 110
2004 110
2005 110
2006 110
2007 150
2008 160
2009 170
2010 160
2011 150
2012 170
2013 160
2014 150
2015 130
2016 180
2017 170
2018 170

Radiologic Technologists

Year Number
2012 2,050
2013 1,880
2014 1,820
2015 1,840
2016 2,070
2017 2,440
2018 2,470

Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists

Year Number
2001 1,970
2002 1,990
2003 1,970
2004 2,030
2005 1,700
2006 1,700
2007 1,760
2008 1,760
2009 1,920
2012 270
2013 280
2014 260
2015 290
2016 350
2017 360
2018 340

Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics

Year Number
2001 1,940
2002 1,920
2003 1,940
2004 2,400
2005 2,190
2006 1,960
2007 1,740
2008 1,790
2009 1,840
2010 2,120
2011 2,020
2012 2,120
2013 2,230
2014 2,170
2015 2,220
2016 2,120
2017 2,400
2018 2,150

Dietetic Technicians

Year Number
2001 150
2002 140
2003 140
2004 210
2005 260
2006 410
2007 430
2008 440
2009 270
2010 210
2011 190
2012 220
2013 230
2014 210
2015 180
2016 160
2017 150
2018 160

Pharmacy Technicians

Year Number
2001 2,190
2002 2,160
2003 2,260
2004 2,420
2005 2,370
2006 2,610
2007 2,850
2008 3,360
2009 3,570
2010 3,610
2011 3,680
2012 3,640
2013 3,500
2014 3,420
2015 3,620
2016 3,960
2017 4,580
2018 4,490

Psychiatric Technicians

Year Number
2001 430
2002 370
2003 430
2004 670
2005 890
2006 1,240
2007 910
2008 730
2009 570
2010 710
2011 570
2012 580
2013 560
2014 660
2015 770
2016 820
2017 710
2018 880

Respiratory Therapy Technicians

Year Number
2001 310
2002 330
2003 300
2004 350
2005 280
2006 330
2007 250
2008 280
2009 290
2010 370
2011 360
2012 320
2013 260
2014 280
2015 270
2016 360
2017 300
2018 320

Surgical Technologists

Year Number
2001 520
2002 550
2003 680
2004 790
2005 890
2006 850
2007 870
2008 1,000
2009 1,010
2010 970
2011 960
2012 990
2013 950
2014 900
2015 890
2016 1,070
2017 1,120
2018 1,110

Veterinary Technologists and Technicians

Year Number
2001 420
2002 410
2003 340
2007 100
2008 110
2010 270
2011 300
2012 280
2013 270
2014 250
2015 300
2016 350
2017 400
2018 320

Ophthalmic Medical Technicians

Year Number
2012 220
2013 260
2014 360
2015 370
2016 240
2017 220
2018 390

Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses

Year Number
2001 12,240
2002 12,700
2003 12,290
2004 12,700
2005 12,340
2006 12,320
2007 11,710
2008 11,760
2009 11,590
2010 12,010
2011 12,190
2012 12,350
2013 11,760
2014 11,580
2015 11,650
2016 12,100
2017 12,350
2018 12,060

Medical Records and Health Information Technicians

Year Number
2001 1,240
2002 1,220
2003 1,170
2004 990
2005 1,190
2006 1,240
2007 1,400
2008 1,450
2009 1,520
2010 1,600
2011 1,490
2012 1,370
2013 1,610
2014 1,730
2015 1,860
2016 1,870
2017 1,840
2018 1,860

Opticians, Dispensing

Year Number
2001 430
2002 520
2003 590
2004 630
2005 640
2006 630
2007 580
2008 670
2009 640
2010 700
2011 530
2012 560
2013 430
2014 450
2015 460
2016 460
2017 520
2018 600

Orthotists and Prosthetists

Year Number
2002 50
2007 30
2011 50
2013 120
2015 40
2016 50
2017 60
2018 60

Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other

Year Number
2004 990
2005 1,220
2006 1,370
2007 1,140
2008 970
2009 1,060
2012 720
2013 650
2014 690
2015 650
2016 950
2017 990
2018 1,120

Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians

Year Number
2001 690
2002 600
2003 600

Occupational Health and Safety Specialists

Year Number
2004 400
2005 340
2006 320
2007 300
2008 500
2009 380
2010 580
2011 670
2012 710
2013 690
2014 580
2015 500
2016 500
2017 600
2018 620

Occupational Health and Safety Technicians

Year Number
2004 180
2005 80
2006 50
2007 70
2008 60
2009 50
2010 50
2011 80
2012 90
2013 100
2014 150
2015 160
2016 180
2017 180
2018 200

Athletic Trainers

Year Number
2001 80
2002 90
2003 80
2004 100
2005 110
2006 70
2007 80
2008 80
2009 110
2010 90
2011 130
2012 200
2013 260
2014 230
2015 190
2016 130
2017 140
2018 110

Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Workers, All Other

Year Number
2004 170
2005 110
2006 120
2007 430
2008 270
2009 300
2012 240
2013 260
2014 260
2015 260
2016 480
2017 510
2018 560