Numbers of Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations in Kentucky

Occupation group

Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations

Year Number
2001 90,050
2002 93,530
2003 94,310
2004 97,820
2005 100,140
2006 101,600
2007 104,200
2008 107,760
2009 111,080
2010 112,830
2011 112,740
2012 116,370
2013 117,860
2014 122,320
2015 123,750
2016 127,750
2017 124,670
2018 124,270

Individual occupations

Chiropractors

Year Number
2001 230
2002 180
2003 180
2004 210
2005 420
2006 350
2007 390
2008 360
2009 330
2010 370
2011 290
2012 330
2013 330
2014 350
2015 350
2016 400
2017 440
2018 440

Dentists

Year Number
2001 790
2002 810
2003 800

Dentists, General

Year Number
2004 740
2005 630
2006 590
2007 670
2008 750
2009 830
2010 1,040
2011 1,150
2012 900
2013 900
2014 820
2015 820
2016 840
2017 960
2018 910

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

Year Number
2016 70
2017 70
2018 60

Orthodontists

Year Number
2007 80
2008 70
2009 80
2010 110
2011 100
2012 70
2014 100
2015 130
2016 120
2017 110
2018 80

Dentists, All Other Specialists

Year Number
2008 70
2010 70
2011 90
2012 50
2013 60
2014 40
2015 40
2017 60
2018 60

Dietitians and Nutritionists

Year Number
2001 670
2002 720
2003 640
2004 740
2005 800
2006 890
2007 840
2008 770
2009 680
2010 940
2011 940
2012 1,010
2013 870
2014 880
2015 890
2016 850
2017 760
2018 730

Optometrists

Year Number
2001 330
2002 340
2003 320
2004 300
2005 250
2006 300
2007 250
2008 310
2009 320
2010 320
2011 400
2012 400
2013 460
2014 520
2015 490
2016 490
2017 480
2018 480

Pharmacists

Year Number
2001 3,630
2002 3,740
2003 3,670
2004 3,530
2005 3,470
2006 3,580
2007 4,000
2008 4,270
2009 4,280
2010 4,270
2011 4,150
2012 4,190
2013 4,300
2014 4,330
2015 4,340
2016 4,450
2017 4,840
2018 5,010

Anesthesiologists

Year Number
2001 220
2002 240
2003 210
2004 220
2005 190
2006 450
2007 750
2008 740
2009 830
2010 730
2011 670
2012 500
2013 460
2014 630
2015 700
2016 690
2017 600
2018 570

Family and General Practitioners

Year Number
2001 840
2002 750
2003 700
2004 880
2005 750
2006 810
2007 860
2008 1,040
2009 1,160
2010 1,140
2011 990
2012 1,060
2013 1,170
2014 1,200
2015 1,370
2016 1,340
2017 1,530
2018 1,220

Internists, General

Year Number
2001 590
2002 680
2003 680
2004 910
2005 710
2006 660
2007 650
2008 560
2009 600
2010 580
2011 580
2012 620
2013 570
2014 510
2015 540
2016 530
2017 580
2018 450

Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Year Number
2001 360
2002 350
2003 380
2004 330
2005 440
2006 400
2007 480
2008 400
2009 300
2010 180
2011 230
2012 430
2013 480
2014 410
2015 310
2016 330
2017 360
2018 260

Pediatricians, General

Year Number
2003 390
2004 200
2005 260
2006 420
2007 500
2008 430
2009 390
2010 360
2011 370
2012 400
2013 450
2014 560
2015 570
2016 500
2017 410
2018 410

Psychiatrists

Year Number
2001 150
2003 300
2004 180
2005 220
2006 240
2007 250
2008 190
2009 190
2010 210
2011 200
2012 170
2013 170
2014 150
2015 180
2016 140
2017 170
2018 150

Surgeons

Year Number
2001 1,510
2002 1,440
2003 1,060
2004 680
2005 1,090
2006 760
2007 1,170
2008 890
2009 1,160
2010 1,100
2011 1,290
2012 1,190
2013 1,020
2014 810
2015 940
2016 820
2017 820

Physicians and Surgeons, All Other

Year Number
2004 2,250
2005 1,850
2006 2,230
2007 2,460
2008 2,560
2009 2,370
2010 2,700
2011 3,080
2012 3,230
2013 3,180
2014 3,460
2015 3,470
2016 3,550
2017 2,970
2018 3,000

Physician Assistants

Year Number
2001 1,350
2002 1,490
2003 700
2004 640
2005 550
2006 500
2007 460
2008 630
2009 650
2010 740
2011 750
2012 830
2013 810
2014 850
2015 850
2016 1,000
2017 960
2018 1,070

Podiatrists

Year Number
2003 80
2004 40
2005 40
2006 60
2007 70
2008 80
2009 80
2010 110
2011 120
2012 140
2013 80
2014 90
2015 110
2016 110
2017 90
2018 80

Occupational Therapists

Year Number
2001 1,130
2002 1,070
2003 1,080
2004 1,070
2005 1,100
2006 1,090
2007 1,090
2008 1,010
2009 1,320
2010 1,420
2011 1,320
2012 1,430
2013 1,520
2014 1,770
2015 1,650
2016 1,630
2017 1,340
2018 1,170

Physical Therapists

Year Number
2001 2,010
2002 1,850
2003 1,980
2004 1,990
2005 1,940
2006 1,920
2007 1,810
2008 1,790
2009 2,200
2010 2,390
2011 2,290
2012 2,330
2013 2,510
2014 2,610
2015 2,580
2016 2,480
2017 2,460
2018 2,460

Radiation Therapists

Year Number
2001 150
2002 150
2003 110
2004 130
2005 150
2006 160
2007 150
2008 130
2009 120
2010 110
2011 170
2012 190
2013 220
2014 240
2015 220
2016 210
2017 200
2018 230

Recreational Therapists

Year Number
2001 240
2002 270
2003 200
2004 130
2005 130
2006 120
2007 130
2008 130
2009 150
2010 180
2011 180
2012 180
2013 140
2014 140
2015 130
2016 120
2017 120
2018 90

Respiratory Therapists

Year Number
2001 1,360
2002 1,390
2003 1,370
2004 1,400
2005 1,420
2006 1,580
2007 1,630
2008 1,960
2009 2,030
2010 2,160
2011 2,170
2012 2,410
2013 2,530
2014 2,460
2015 2,380
2016 2,510
2017 2,510
2018 2,480

Speech-Language Pathologists

Year Number
2001 1,420
2002 1,310
2003 1,320
2004 1,510
2005 1,600
2006 1,690
2007 1,570
2008 1,490
2009 1,670
2010 1,800
2011 1,890
2012 1,860
2013 2,070
2014 2,100
2015 2,120
2016 2,100
2017 2,100
2018 2,070

Exercise Physiologists

Year Number
2010 320
2011 370
2012 110
2013 100
2014 80
2015 60
2016 50
2017 50
2018 50

Therapists, All Other

Year Number
2004 60
2005 100
2006 190
2007 310
2008 330
2009 280
2012 370
2013 380
2014 340
2015 290
2016 350
2017 390
2018 360

Veterinarians

Year Number
2001 440
2002 440
2003 450
2004 590
2005 710
2006 680
2007 750
2008 750
2009 720
2010 700
2011 690
2012 720
2013 720
2014 880
2015 940
2016 1,020
2017 940
2018 1,060

Registered Nurses

Year Number
2001 34,290
2002 35,230
2003 35,860
2004 36,430
2005 37,720
2006 38,120
2007 39,120
2008 41,080
2009 43,250
2010 44,920
2012 42,920
2013 42,400
2014 43,740
2015 43,630
2016 45,500
2017 44,410
2018 46,130

Nurse Anesthetists

Year Number
2012 970
2013 850
2014 1,100
2015 1,210
2016 1,230
2017 1,040
2018 1,160

Nurse Midwives

Year Number
2012 90
2013 160
2014 190
2015 160
2016 130
2017 120
2018 100

Nurse Practitioners

Year Number
2012 1,820
2013 2,070
2014 2,190
2015 2,620
2016 2,980
2017 3,110
2018 3,160

Audiologists

Year Number
2001 80
2002 70
2003 80
2004 70
2005 70
2006 50
2007 110
2008 120
2009 140
2010 110
2011 100
2012 90
2013 90
2014 120
2015 110
2017 100
2018 170

Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other

Year Number
2004 190
2005 130
2006 110
2007 80
2008 60
2009 60
2010 60
2011 70
2012 100
2013 110
2014 210
2015 210
2016 220
2017 190
2018 180

Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians

Year Number
2017 4,170
2018 4,160

Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists

Year Number
2001 2,240
2002 2,440
2003 2,430
2004 2,430
2005 2,360
2006 2,450
2007 2,480
2008 2,530
2009 2,430
2010 1,890
2011 1,790
2012 1,830
2013 2,240
2014 2,160
2015 2,060
2016 1,760

Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians

Year Number
2001 1,740
2002 1,850
2003 1,840
2004 1,580
2005 1,480
2006 1,500
2007 1,530
2008 1,670
2009 1,690
2010 1,550
2011 1,540
2012 1,630
2013 1,940
2014 2,100
2015 2,130
2016 2,200

Dental Hygienists

Year Number
2001 1,180
2002 1,300
2003 1,330
2004 1,500
2005 1,530
2006 1,800
2007 1,720
2008 1,790
2009 1,610
2010 1,690
2011 1,620
2012 1,890
2013 1,980
2014 2,040
2015 2,060
2016 2,230
2017 2,460
2018 2,150

Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians

Year Number
2001 700
2002 840
2004 1,140
2005 1,170
2006 1,180
2007 970
2008 1,180
2009 1,040
2010 1,270
2011 1,300
2012 1,340
2013 1,190
2014 1,080
2015 950
2016 1,060
2017 1,070
2018 1,100

Diagnostic Medical Sonographers

Year Number
2001 310
2002 350
2003 420
2004 410
2005 500
2006 450
2007 530
2008 550
2009 550
2010 490
2011 530
2012 670
2013 740
2014 870
2015 810
2016 840
2017 720
2018 740

Nuclear Medicine Technologists

Year Number
2001 300
2002 290
2003 250
2004 270
2005 270
2006 290
2007 280
2008 340
2009 330
2010 360
2011 350
2012 340
2013 330
2014 330
2015 330
2016 290
2017 330
2018 320

Radiologic Technologists

Year Number
2012 3,890
2013 3,730
2014 3,840
2015 3,860
2016 4,050
2017 3,810
2018 3,830

Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists

Year Number
2001 2,940
2002 3,230
2003 3,390
2004 3,450
2005 3,660
2006 3,510
2007 3,810
2008 4,040
2009 4,090
2012 250
2013 270
2014 310
2015 270
2016 370
2017 380
2018 360

Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics

Year Number
2001 2,910
2002 3,290
2003 3,950
2004 4,360
2005 4,140
2006 3,790
2007 4,130
2008 4,630
2009 4,580
2010 4,550
2011 4,590
2012 4,730
2013 4,980
2014 4,540
2015 4,560
2016 4,770
2017 4,600
2018 4,210

Dietetic Technicians

Year Number
2001 130
2002 140
2003 130
2004 150
2005 160
2006 200
2007 300
2008 270
2009 250
2010 410
2011 400
2012 380
2013 160
2014 160
2015 180
2016 100
2017 70
2018 90

Pharmacy Technicians

Year Number
2001 3,360
2002 3,600
2003 3,750
2004 5,210
2005 5,830
2006 5,800
2007 6,120
2008 6,430
2009 6,880
2010 6,790
2011 6,810
2012 6,480
2013 6,500
2014 6,920
2015 7,410
2016 8,420
2017 8,440
2018 8,470

Psychiatric Technicians

Year Number
2001 350
2002 350
2003 450
2004 740
2005 890
2006 850
2007 780
2008 780
2009 990
2010 600
2011 390
2012 400
2013 480
2014 360
2015 320
2016 340
2017 550
2018 500

Respiratory Therapy Technicians

Year Number
2001 780
2002 830
2003 830
2004 800
2005 780
2006 700
2007 570
2008 510
2009 460
2010 360
2011 270
2012 220
2013 270
2014 230
2015 250
2016 180
2017 160
2018 110

Surgical Technologists

Year Number
2001 1,230
2002 1,330
2003 1,490
2004 1,590
2005 1,550
2006 1,560
2007 1,600
2008 1,850
2009 1,940
2010 1,980
2011 1,830
2012 1,940
2013 1,690
2014 1,640
2015 1,630
2016 1,800
2017 1,780
2018 1,730

Veterinary Technologists and Technicians

Year Number
2001 440
2002 450
2003 540
2004 860
2005 1,090
2006 1,180
2007 1,100
2008 1,260
2009 1,010
2010 1,130
2011 1,080
2012 1,210
2013 1,160
2014 1,330
2015 1,530
2016 1,480
2017 1,380
2018 1,060

Ophthalmic Medical Technicians

Year Number
2012 220
2013 230
2014 230
2016 150
2017 180
2018 280

Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses

Year Number
2001 11,560
2002 12,000
2003 11,830
2004 12,040
2005 11,820
2006 11,730
2007 10,930
2008 10,300
2009 10,220
2010 9,890
2011 9,510
2012 9,930
2013 10,490
2014 10,780
2015 10,850
2016 10,520
2017 10,140
2018 9,790

Medical Records and Health Information Technicians

Year Number
2001 2,110
2002 2,400
2003 2,480
2004 2,370
2005 2,490
2006 2,630
2007 2,690
2008 2,930
2009 2,950
2010 2,720
2011 2,730
2012 2,880
2013 3,220
2014 4,450
2015 4,740
2016 4,530
2017 3,720
2018 3,550

Opticians, Dispensing

Year Number
2001 610
2002 830
2003 980
2004 730
2005 770
2006 740
2007 720
2008 620
2009 640
2010 670
2011 690
2012 780
2013 830
2014 770
2015 670
2016 810
2017 1,040
2018 1,090

Orthotists and Prosthetists

Year Number
2004 50
2008 50
2009 60
2010 80
2011 110
2012 150
2013 120
2014 110
2015 90
2016 110
2017 90
2018 110

Hearing Aid Specialists

Year Number
2012 120
2013 110
2014 70
2015 100
2016 120
2017 80

Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other

Year Number
2004 960
2005 980
2006 910
2007 1,100
2008 1,110
2009 1,180
2012 1,690
2013 1,870
2014 1,640
2015 1,520
2016 1,670
2017 1,550
2018 1,560

Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians

Year Number
2001 1,160
2002 1,140
2003 1,150

Occupational Health and Safety Specialists

Year Number
2004 670
2006 910
2007 960
2008 1,010
2009 1,000
2010 1,100
2011 1,230
2012 1,330
2013 1,360
2014 1,370
2015 1,550
2016 1,650
2017 1,660
2018 1,580

Occupational Health and Safety Technicians

Year Number
2004 320
2006 210
2007 160
2008 150
2009 150
2010 190
2011 180
2012 160
2013 170
2014 220
2015 330
2016 330
2017 350
2018 350

Athletic Trainers

Year Number
2001 210
2002 180
2003 190
2004 160
2005 210
2006 300
2007 330
2008 260
2009 200
2011 430
2012 490
2013 290
2014 360
2015 430
2016 430
2017 350
2018 410

Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Workers, All Other

Year Number
2004 510
2005 460
2006 600
2007 540
2008 530
2009 260
2012 280
2013 240
2014 490
2015 520
2016 530
2017 270
2018 230