Numbers of Healthcare Support Occupations in National

Occupation group

Healthcare Support Occupations

Year Number
2001 3,122,870
2002 3,173,400
2003 3,208,770
2004 3,271,350
2005 3,363,800
2006 3,483,270
2007 3,625,240
2008 3,779,280
2009 3,886,690
2010 3,962,930
2011 3,954,070
2012 3,915,460
2013 3,924,390
2014 3,940,500
2015 3,989,910
2016 4,043,480
2017 4,113,410
2018 4,117,450

Individual occupations

Nursing, Psychiatric, and Home Health Aides

Year Number
2012 2,391,750
2013 2,361,910
2014 2,352,100
2015 2,363,400
2016 2,377,790
2017 2,393,040
2018 2,355,640

Home Health Aides

Year Number
2001 560,190
2002 569,670
2003 583,880
2004 596,330
2005 663,280
2006 751,480
2007 834,580
2008 892,410
2009 955,220
2010 982,840
2011 924,650
2012 839,930
2013 806,710
2014 799,080
2015 820,630
2016 814,300
2017 820,960
2018 797,670

Psychiatric Aides

Year Number
2001 59,640
2002 56,260
2003 57,770
2004 54,520
2005 56,150
2006 57,000
2007 58,310
2008 59,050
2009 62,610
2010 64,730
2011 71,570
2012 77,880
2013 75,340
2014 72,860
2015 69,550
2016 67,410
2017 65,770
2018 56,910

Nursing Assistants

Year Number
2001 1,307,600
2002 1,329,310
2003 1,341,650
2004 1,384,120
2005 1,391,430
2006 1,376,660
2007 1,390,260
2008 1,422,720
2009 1,438,010
2010 1,451,090
2012 1,420,020
2013 1,427,830
2014 1,427,740
2015 1,420,570
2016 1,443,150
2017 1,453,670
2018 1,450,960

Orderlies

Year Number
2012 53,920
2013 52,030
2014 52,420
2015 52,660
2016 52,940
2017 52,630
2018 50,100

Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapist Assistants and Aides

Year Number
2012 155,970
2013 160,430
2014 166,440
2015 174,800
2016 181,000
2017 188,850
2018 191,870

Occupational Therapy Assistants and Aides

Year Number
2012 37,460
2013 39,160
2014 40,800
2015 43,030
2016 45,380
2017 49,390
2018 50,360

Occupational Therapy Assistants

Year Number
2001 17,520
2002 17,970
2003 18,940
2004 20,880
2005 22,160
2006 23,700
2007 25,130
2008 25,610
2009 26,680
2010 27,720
2011 29,130
2012 29,500
2013 30,450
2014 32,230
2015 35,460
2016 38,170
2017 41,650
2018 42,660

Occupational Therapy Aides

Year Number
2001 7,560
2002 8,040
2003 6,060
2004 5,240
2005 6,220
2006 7,780
2007 7,640
2008 7,410
2009 8,040
2010 7,180
2011 7,090
2012 7,950
2013 8,710
2014 8,570
2015 7,570
2016 7,210
2017 7,740
2018 7,700

Physical Therapist Assistants and Aides

Year Number
2012 118,510
2013 121,270
2014 125,640
2015 131,770
2016 135,610
2017 139,460
2018 141,510

Physical Therapist Assistants

Year Number
2001 47,810
2002 50,430
2003 52,440
2004 57,420
2005 58,670
2006 59,350
2007 59,120
2008 61,820
2009 63,750
2010 65,960
2011 67,550
2012 69,810
2013 72,640
2014 76,910
2015 81,230
2016 85,580
2017 90,170
2018 94,250

Physical Therapist Aides

Year Number
2001 35,250
2002 37,330
2003 36,870
2004 41,910
2005 41,930
2006 45,520
2007 43,350
2008 44,410
2009 44,160
2010 45,900
2011 47,640
2012 48,700
2013 48,630
2014 48,730
2015 50,540
2016 50,030
2017 49,290
2018 47,260

Other Healthcare Support Occupations

Year Number
2012 1,367,740
2013 1,402,060
2014 1,421,960
2015 1,451,710
2016 1,484,690
2017 1,531,520
2018 1,569,940

Massage Therapists

Year Number
2001 26,440
2002 27,160
2003 29,940
2004 32,200
2005 37,670
2006 41,920
2007 45,920
2008 51,250
2009 55,920
2010 60,040
2011 63,810
2012 71,040
2013 79,040
2014 87,670
2015 92,090
2016 95,830
2017 103,300
2018 105,160

Miscellaneous Healthcare Support Occupations

Year Number
2012 1,296,700
2013 1,323,010
2014 1,334,290
2015 1,359,620
2016 1,388,860
2017 1,428,220
2018 1,464,780

Dental Assistants

Year Number
2001 267,840
2002 268,220
2003 272,030
2004 264,820
2005 270,720
2006 277,040
2007 283,680
2008 293,090
2009 294,020
2010 294,030
2011 296,810
2012 300,160
2013 309,540
2014 314,330
2015 323,110
2016 327,290
2017 337,160
2018 341,060

Medical Assistants

Year Number
2001 345,930
2002 361,960
2003 362,670
2004 380,340
2005 382,720
2006 409,570
2007 434,540
2008 475,950
2009 495,970
2010 523,260
2011 539,220
2012 553,140
2013 571,690
2014 584,970
2015 601,240
2016 623,560
2017 646,320
2018 673,660

Medical Equipment Preparers

Year Number
2001 33,540
2002 35,490
2003 37,140
2004 40,380
2005 41,790
2006 42,740
2007 43,790
2008 44,340
2009 47,070
2010 47,310
2011 49,560
2012 50,230
2013 51,300
2014 50,550
2015 50,330
2016 52,500
2017 53,920
2018 55,610

Medical Transcriptionists

Year Number
2001 94,090
2002 99,160
2003 97,810
2004 92,740
2005 90,380
2006 86,790
2007 86,990
2008 86,200
2009 82,810
2010 78,780
2011 76,570
2012 74,810
2013 68,350
2014 61,210
2015 57,830
2016 54,070
2017 55,880
2018 53,730

Pharmacy Aides

Year Number
2001 58,130
2002 58,020
2003 61,170
2004 47,720
2005 46,610
2006 47,810
2007 49,630
2008 53,190
2009 52,230
2010 49,580
2011 45,130
2012 42,600
2013 42,250
2014 41,240
2015 38,040
2016 36,660
2017 35,960
2018 36,970

Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers

Year Number
2001 60,050
2002 62,740
2003 64,490
2004 70,200
2005 69,890
2006 70,310
2007 71,190
2008 71,950
2009 71,350
2010 70,530
2011 72,530
2012 71,500
2013 71,800
2014 71,060
2015 75,620
2016 79,990
2017 84,400
2018 89,480

Phlebotomists

Year Number
2012 100,380
2013 108,210
2014 111,950
2015 118,160
2016 120,970
2017 122,550
2018 125,280

Healthcare Support Workers, All Other

Year Number
2004 182,550
2005 184,200
2006 185,580
2007 191,110
2008 189,890
2009 188,850
2012 103,890
2013 99,880
2014 98,980
2015 95,290
2016 93,830
2017 92,030
2018 88,990