Numbers of Healthcare Support Occupations in Kentucky

Occupation group

Healthcare Support Occupations

Year Number
2001 44,650
2002 46,490
2003 46,770
2004 47,890
2005 49,440
2006 47,880
2007 48,330
2008 48,900
2009 50,050
2010 50,090
2011 50,390
2012 51,070
2013 51,950
2014 50,980
2015 49,030
2016 49,750
2017 50,810
2018 52,600

Individual occupations

Home Health Aides

Year Number
2001 4,990
2002 5,100
2003 4,520
2004 4,770
2005 4,260
2006 4,200
2007 3,710
2009 4,260
2010 4,270
2011 3,640
2012 4,180
2013 4,290
2014 3,970
2015 2,960
2016 2,540
2017 2,680
2018 2,680

Psychiatric Aides

Year Number
2001 450
2002 480
2003 380
2006 350
2007 420
2008 420
2009 490
2010 810
2011 1,100
2012 1,020
2013 840
2014 720
2015 730
2016 780
2017 890
2018 1,010

Nursing Assistants

Year Number
2001 21,190
2002 22,670
2003 23,520
2004 24,750
2005 25,780
2006 24,820
2007 24,220
2008 24,270
2009 23,820
2010 23,790
2012 24,090
2013 24,350
2014 24,070
2015 23,100
2016 23,930
2017 23,880
2018 24,060

Orderlies

Year Number
2012 1,120
2013 640
2014 500
2015 450
2016 430
2017 490
2018 550

Occupational Therapy Assistants

Year Number
2001 180
2002 140
2003 140
2004 180
2005 220
2006 200
2007 210
2008 230
2009 280
2010 310
2011 350
2012 400
2013 450
2014 500
2015 510
2016 500
2017 430
2018 370

Occupational Therapy Aides

Year Number
2001 130
2002 90
2003 80
2004 60
2005 110
2006 130
2007 150
2008 120
2009 180
2010 150
2011 80
2012 40
2013 50
2014 80
2015 60
2016 60

Physical Therapist Assistants

Year Number
2001 1,010
2002 900
2003 890
2004 1,130
2005 1,120
2006 1,130
2007 1,160
2008 1,250
2009 1,560
2010 1,500
2011 1,340
2012 1,270
2013 1,290
2014 1,550
2015 1,540
2016 1,770
2017 1,680
2018 1,600

Physical Therapist Aides

Year Number
2001 620
2002 610
2003 590
2004 650
2005 670
2006 650
2007 530
2008 540
2009 580
2010 690
2011 690
2012 670
2013 590
2014 650
2015 640
2016 690
2017 850
2018 980

Massage Therapists

Year Number
2001 130
2002 130
2003 150
2004 130
2005 210
2006 220
2007 210
2008 250
2009 280
2010 530
2011 410
2012 410
2013 420
2014 590
2015 580
2016 550
2017 620
2018 710

Dental Assistants

Year Number
2001 3,730
2002 3,630
2003 3,450
2004 3,150
2005 3,950
2006 3,380
2007 3,770
2008 3,740
2009 3,950
2010 4,020
2011 3,890
2012 3,970
2013 4,160
2014 4,400
2015 4,410
2016 4,440
2017 4,320
2018 4,710

Medical Assistants

Year Number
2001 5,640
2002 6,000
2003 6,070
2004 6,250
2005 6,240
2006 6,290
2007 7,330
2008 7,030
2009 7,710
2010 7,200
2011 7,520
2012 7,130
2013 7,830
2014 7,870
2015 8,140
2016 8,220
2017 8,640
2018 8,970

Medical Equipment Preparers

Year Number
2001 660
2002 660
2003 710
2004 800
2005 760
2006 780
2007 870
2008 830
2009 910
2010 790
2011 770
2012 740
2013 790
2014 730
2015 720
2016 590
2017 590
2018 600

Medical Transcriptionists

Year Number
2001 1,640
2002 1,740
2003 1,840
2004 1,730
2005 1,710
2006 1,740
2007 1,620
2008 1,590
2009 1,630
2010 1,510
2011 1,450
2012 1,340
2013 1,270
2014 1,000
2015 980
2016 850
2017 930
2018 860

Pharmacy Aides

Year Number
2001 1,060
2002 940
2003 1,030
2004 440
2005 390
2006 580
2007 750
2008 760
2009 630
2010 510
2011 570
2012 580
2013 660
2014 440
2015 290
2016 200

Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers

Year Number
2001 600
2002 760
2003 760
2004 730
2005 680
2006 590
2007 660
2008 750
2009 1,020
2010 1,010
2011 1,060
2012 1,120
2013 1,210
2014 1,010
2015 870
2016 1,060
2017 1,330
2018 1,960

Phlebotomists

Year Number
2012 1,910
2013 2,060
2014 1,950
2015 2,050
2016 2,090
2017 2,160
2018 2,230

Healthcare Support Workers, All Other

Year Number
2004 2,710
2005 2,910
2006 2,810
2007 2,720
2008 2,690
2009 2,750
2012 1,100
2013 1,060
2014 930
2015 1,010
2016 1,050
2017 1,040
2018 1,000