Numbers of Healthcare Support Occupations in Alabama

Occupation group

Healthcare Support Occupations

Year Number
2001 42,890
2002 42,900
2003 42,590
2004 44,760
2005 45,630
2006 47,670
2007 48,300
2008 51,930
2009 50,790
2010 51,210
2011 49,740
2012 50,620
2013 49,890
2014 49,570
2015 50,410
2016 51,430
2017 53,300
2018 53,630

Individual occupations

Home Health Aides

Year Number
2001 5,390
2002 6,490
2003 6,780
2004 7,950
2005 8,440
2006 9,250
2007 10,070
2008 9,880
2009 9,740
2010 9,850
2011 8,310
2012 7,560
2013 4,880
2014 3,870
2015 4,860
2016 5,060
2017 4,820
2018 4,870

Psychiatric Aides

Year Number
2001 1,090
2002 780
2003 870
2004 880
2005 870
2006 960
2007 1,200
2008 1,230
2009 1,490
2010 1,240
2011 1,400
2012 1,620
2013 2,050
2014 2,310
2015 1,700
2016 1,930
2017 1,660
2018 1,750

Nursing Assistants

Year Number
2001 20,770
2002 20,940
2003 20,460
2004 21,270
2005 21,000
2006 20,750
2007 19,920
2008 22,430
2009 21,290
2010 21,440
2012 19,960
2013 21,030
2014 21,870
2015 22,740
2016 22,800
2017 23,280
2018 22,590

Orderlies

Year Number
2012 1,490
2013 1,050
2014 680
2015 670
2016 780
2017 840
2018 810

Occupational Therapy Assistants

Year Number
2001 310
2002 240
2003 250
2004 250
2005 220
2006 230
2007 260
2008 370
2009 330
2010 300
2011 300
2012 350
2013 430
2014 510
2015 500
2016 500
2017 480
2018 530

Occupational Therapy Aides

Year Number
2001 50
2002 80
2003 60
2004 50
2005 30
2006 30
2008 80
2009 70
2010 60
2013 30
2014 120
2015 120
2016 110

Physical Therapist Assistants

Year Number
2001 890
2002 860
2003 890
2004 1,030
2005 1,060
2006 1,230
2007 1,200
2008 1,250
2009 1,240
2010 1,400
2011 1,620
2012 1,830
2013 1,870
2014 1,910
2015 1,860
2016 1,900
2017 1,890
2018 1,830

Physical Therapist Aides

Year Number
2001 480
2002 430
2003 430
2004 500
2005 510
2006 560
2007 650
2008 660
2009 730
2010 600
2011 600
2012 520
2013 690
2014 730
2015 610
2016 570
2017 830
2018 1,050

Massage Therapists

Year Number
2001 150
2002 160
2003 190
2004 180
2005 140
2006 170
2007 180
2008 160
2009 140
2010 150
2011 350
2012 340
2013 330
2014 240
2015 340
2016 400
2017 530
2018 480

Dental Assistants

Year Number
2001 2,980
2002 3,010
2003 3,040
2004 3,060
2005 2,630
2006 2,870
2007 2,800
2008 2,880
2009 2,910
2010 2,850
2011 2,910
2012 3,040
2013 3,400
2014 3,440
2015 3,410
2016 3,250
2017 3,270
2018 3,160

Medical Assistants

Year Number
2001 3,700
2002 3,360
2003 3,300
2004 3,730
2005 4,550
2006 5,140
2007 5,580
2008 6,520
2009 6,680
2010 6,840
2011 6,590
2012 6,870
2013 6,810
2014 6,790
2015 6,660
2016 7,290
2017 8,570
2018 9,180

Medical Equipment Preparers

Year Number
2001 300
2002 330
2003 380
2004 470
2005 700
2006 840
2007 890
2008 850
2009 900
2010 780
2011 850
2012 820
2013 1,090
2014 1,160
2015 1,180
2016 1,150
2017 1,370
2018 1,490

Medical Transcriptionists

Year Number
2001 1,430
2002 1,400
2003 1,370
2004 1,610
2005 1,450
2006 1,600
2007 1,490
2008 1,550
2009 1,300
2010 1,200
2011 1,100
2012 1,290
2013 1,190
2014 1,080
2015 850
2016 610
2017 480
2018 550

Pharmacy Aides

Year Number
2001 520
2002 550
2003 700
2004 890
2005 890
2006 800
2007 720
2008 680
2009 720
2010 770
2011 720
2012 670
2013 700
2014 490
2015 540
2016 620
2017 900
2018 780

Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers

Year Number
2001 1,290
2002 1,350
2003 1,450
2004 1,180
2005 1,470
2006 1,480
2007 1,550
2008 1,500
2009 1,310
2010 1,360
2011 1,250
2012 1,440
2013 1,430
2014 1,230
2015 1,150
2016 1,010
2017 1,040
2018 1,180

Phlebotomists

Year Number
2012 1,460
2013 1,680
2014 1,940
2015 2,140
2016 2,280
2017 2,090
2018 2,140

Healthcare Support Workers, All Other

Year Number
2004 1,700
2005 1,670
2006 1,770
2007 1,770
2008 1,880
2009 1,930
2012 1,340
2013 1,220
2014 1,200
2015 1,080
2016 1,160
2017 1,250
2018 1,240