Numbers of Healthcare Support Occupations in Arkansas

Occupation group

Healthcare Support Occupations

Year Number
2001 27,660
2002 26,810
2003 27,370
2004 28,860
2005 29,990
2006 31,320
2007 31,160
2008 32,170
2009 31,600
2010 37,480
2011 38,100
2012 38,610
2013 36,830
2014 36,620
2015 36,240
2016 35,730
2017 37,330
2018 35,760

Individual occupations

Home Health Aides

Year Number
2001 4,070
2002 3,230
2003 3,740
2004 4,250
2005 4,880
2006 5,080
2007 5,430
2008 4,990
2009 4,290
2010 8,120
2011 8,750
2012 8,100
2013 7,620
2014 6,820
2015 7,040
2016 6,770
2017 7,270
2018 4,800

Psychiatric Aides

Year Number
2001 220
2002 350
2003 350
2004 380
2005 410
2006 450
2007 220
2008 330
2009 370
2010 830
2011 760
2012 680
2013 500
2014 460
2015 290
2016 290
2017 360
2018 340

Nursing Assistants

Year Number
2001 15,380
2002 15,360
2003 15,360
2004 15,790
2005 15,640
2006 16,680
2007 16,410
2008 17,270
2009 17,390
2010 18,600
2012 19,230
2013 18,150
2014 18,060
2015 17,950
2016 17,520
2017 18,040
2018 18,060

Orderlies

Year Number
2012 190
2016 140
2017 350
2018 540

Occupational Therapy Assistants

Year Number
2001 160
2002 150
2003 170
2004 140
2005 80
2006 80
2007 120
2008 100
2009 130
2010 120
2011 140
2012 170
2013 180
2014 280
2015 200
2016 270
2017 260
2018 310

Occupational Therapy Aides

Year Number
2001 50
2002 60
2003 40
2006 70
2007 60
2008 80
2009 70
2010 60
2011 40
2012 30
2013 40
2014 70
2015 50
2016 40

Physical Therapist Assistants

Year Number
2001 460
2002 500
2003 510
2004 540
2005 590
2006 480
2007 580
2008 570
2009 570
2010 610
2011 670
2012 870
2013 920
2014 1,130
2015 990
2016 1,030
2017 1,010
2018 1,090

Physical Therapist Aides

Year Number
2001 340
2002 390
2003 400
2004 460
2005 420
2006 370
2007 260
2008 520
2009 480
2010 480
2011 240
2012 320
2013 350
2014 420
2015 330
2016 280
2017 240
2018 240

Massage Therapists

Year Number
2001 100
2002 80
2003 170
2004 150
2005 240
2006 200
2007 240
2008 180
2009 250
2010 290
2011 340
2012 390
2013 320
2014 330
2015 260
2016 280
2017 280
2018 260

Dental Assistants

Year Number
2001 2,140
2002 2,090
2003 1,960
2004 1,940
2005 2,110
2006 2,300
2007 2,320
2008 2,480
2009 2,570
2010 2,620
2011 2,440
2012 2,480
2013 2,400
2014 2,460
2015 2,530
2016 2,630
2017 2,750
2018 2,840

Medical Assistants

Year Number
2001 1,250
2002 1,190
2003 1,290
2004 1,540
2005 1,820
2006 2,010
2007 2,080
2008 1,950
2009 1,930
2010 1,790
2011 1,860
2012 2,010
2013 2,320
2014 2,720
2015 2,900
2016 3,060
2017 3,290
2018 3,790

Medical Equipment Preparers

Year Number
2001 260
2002 230
2003 320
2004 280
2005 220
2006 160
2007 220
2008 220
2009 250
2010 210
2011 200
2012 220
2013 240
2014 250
2015 200
2016 200
2017 220
2018 210

Medical Transcriptionists

Year Number
2001 910
2002 1,070
2003 1,110
2004 990
2005 970
2006 880
2007 870
2008 840
2009 850
2010 770
2011 750
2012 660
2013 630
2014 570
2015 650
2016 520
2017 470
2018 430

Pharmacy Aides

Year Number
2001 460
2002 400
2003 290
2004 250
2005 330
2006 440
2007 460
2008 490
2009 410
2010 630
2011 620
2012 700
2013 580
2014 720
2015 540
2016 530
2017 350
2018 340

Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers

Year Number
2001 290
2002 340
2003 360
2004 590
2005 760
2006 760
2007 800
2008 950
2009 800
2010 770
2011 540
2012 580
2013 700
2014 760
2015 800
2016 810
2017 880
2018 980

Phlebotomists

Year Number
2012 1,470
2013 1,150
2014 930
2015 880
2016 970
2017 1,080
2018 940

Healthcare Support Workers, All Other

Year Number
2004 1,540
2005 1,490
2006 1,380
2007 1,100
2008 1,200
2009 1,270
2012 500
2016 410
2017 470
2018 590