Numbers of Healthcare Support Occupations in Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division

Occupation group

Healthcare Support Occupations

Year Number
2005 77,350
2006 83,830
2007 85,230
2008 88,540
2009 87,980
2010 94,950
2011 100,070
2012 107,440
2013 112,440
2014 106,190
2015 97,450
2016 103,170
2017 99,310

Individual occupations

Home Health Aides

Year Number
2005 14,250
2006 16,080
2007 16,820
2008 17,890
2009 18,930
2010 27,260
2011 28,940
2012 30,940
2013 33,000
2014 26,620
2015 25,900
2016 30,970
2017 26,900

Psychiatric Aides

Year Number
2005 320
2006 390
2007 320
2008 450
2009 450
2010 460
2016 590
2017 1,150

Nursing Assistants

Year Number
2005 30,680
2006 32,380
2007 32,840
2008 31,240
2009 30,420
2010 29,440
2012 32,770
2013 34,380
2014 34,290
2015 30,470
2016 30,150
2017 31,170

Orderlies

Year Number
2012 1,540
2013 1,290
2014 1,270
2015 1,410
2016 1,840
2017 2,140

Occupational Therapy Assistants

Year Number
2005 570
2006 1,090
2007 1,190
2008 1,230
2009 820
2010 840
2011 910
2012 710
2013 710
2014 840
2015 1,460
2016 1,690
2017 1,590

Occupational Therapy Aides

Year Number
2005 480
2006 470
2007 360
2008 340
2009 390
2010 340
2011 360
2012 960
2013 1,170
2014 1,110
2015 1,200
2016 1,390
2017 1,960

Physical Therapist Assistants

Year Number
2005 1,340
2006 1,660
2007 1,400
2008 1,470
2009 1,750
2010 1,840
2011 2,040
2012 1,530
2013 2,020
2014 2,210
2015 2,810
2016 2,730
2017 2,430

Physical Therapist Aides

Year Number
2005 1,730
2006 1,730
2007 1,620
2008 1,480
2009 1,800
2010 1,480
2011 1,680
2012 1,550
2013 1,840
2014 2,490
2015 1,770
2016 1,920
2017 1,020

Massage Therapists

Year Number
2005 1,370
2006 1,330
2007 1,470
2008 2,050
2009 2,030
2010 1,810
2011 1,840
2012 2,310
2013 2,850
2014 2,290
2015 2,230
2016 2,170
2017 2,680

Dental Assistants

Year Number
2005 8,200
2006 8,310
2007 7,880
2008 8,230
2009 7,870
2010 7,580
2011 8,650
2012 9,180
2013 10,270
2014 9,130
2015 8,420
2016 7,660
2017 7,690

Medical Assistants

Year Number
2005 6,790
2006 8,040
2007 8,700
2008 10,290
2009 10,000
2010 11,180
2011 11,520
2012 12,530
2013 11,970
2014 12,500
2015 10,990
2016 12,590
2017 12,120

Medical Equipment Preparers

Year Number
2005 630
2006 670
2007 760
2008 790
2009 1,090
2010 880
2011 1,240
2012 1,160
2013 1,320
2014 830
2015 770
2016 1,090
2017 1,320

Medical Transcriptionists

Year Number
2005 1,450
2006 1,450
2007 1,420
2008 2,080
2009 1,830
2010 2,020
2011 1,450
2012 1,290
2013 920
2014 980
2015 840
2016 1,000
2017 1,520

Pharmacy Aides

Year Number
2005 1,660
2006 2,100
2009 1,700
2010 1,630
2011 1,420
2012 910
2013 780
2014 840
2015 580
2016 430
2017 150

Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers

Year Number
2005 1,600
2006 1,560
2007 1,520
2008 1,570
2009 1,260
2010 1,210
2011 1,140
2012 1,100
2013 960
2014 870
2015 920
2016 870
2017 900

Phlebotomists

Year Number
2012 1,290
2013 2,150
2014 3,460
2015 3,260
2016 3,250
2017 2,700

Healthcare Support Workers, All Other

Year Number
2005 6,300
2006 6,580
2007 8,190
2008 8,090
2009 7,630
2012 7,150
2013 6,700
2014 6,310
2015 4,190
2017 1,880