Numbers of Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations in Louisiana

Occupation group

Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations

Year Number
2001 98,900
2002 102,840
2003 104,750
2004 107,740
2005 109,540
2006 104,430
2007 108,040
2008 110,610
2009 111,730
2010 117,510
2011 117,170
2012 121,810
2013 120,510
2014 123,270
2015 126,610
2016 130,960
2017 133,380
2018 131,860

Individual occupations

Chiropractors

Year Number
2002 230
2003 220
2004 200
2005 190
2006 250
2007 280
2008 290
2009 250
2010 220
2011 230
2012 250
2013 250
2014 270
2015 320
2016 400
2017 370
2018 380

Dentists

Year Number
2001 1,440
2002 1,270
2003 1,340

Dentists, General

Year Number
2004 1,000
2005 1,250
2006 1,090
2007 1,160
2008 760
2009 740
2010 730
2011 810
2012 810
2013 820
2014 870
2015 820
2016 870
2017 750
2018 830

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

Year Number
2006 30

Orthodontists

Year Number
2005 100
2006 140
2008 50
2011 60
2012 90
2013 90
2014 80
2015 60

Dentists, All Other Specialists

Year Number
2007 40
2010 40
2011 50
2012 50
2013 50
2014 90
2015 100
2016 80
2017 70
2018 110

Dietitians and Nutritionists

Year Number
2001 640
2002 690
2003 820
2004 900
2005 980
2006 820
2007 850
2008 890
2009 910
2010 870
2011 840
2012 800
2013 780
2014 720
2015 780
2016 850
2017 870
2018 810

Optometrists

Year Number
2001 280
2002 310
2003 230
2004 210
2005 180
2006 180
2007 200
2008 240
2009 250
2010 240
2011 260
2012 320
2013 330
2014 330
2015 300
2016 190
2017 200
2018 190

Pharmacists

Year Number
2001 4,140
2002 4,230
2003 4,440
2004 4,590
2005 3,950
2006 3,740
2007 3,820
2008 4,140
2009 4,290
2010 4,200
2011 4,470
2012 4,600
2013 4,340
2014 4,430
2015 4,170
2016 4,550
2017 4,460
2018 4,520

Anesthesiologists

Year Number
2002 350
2003 260
2004 300
2005 560
2006 630
2007 700
2008 530
2009 510
2010 510
2011 380
2012 390
2013 360
2014 380
2015 300
2016 330
2017 310
2018 250

Family and General Practitioners

Year Number
2001 1,490
2002 850
2003 820
2004 920
2005 1,200
2006 890
2007 880
2008 870
2009 840
2010 1,000
2011 1,200
2012 1,340
2013 1,080
2014 1,100
2015 1,050
2016 1,190
2017 1,040
2018 860

Internists, General

Year Number
2001 940
2002 760
2003 700
2004 670
2005 240
2006 200
2007 250
2008 340
2009 320
2010 290
2011 270
2012 240
2013 270
2014 200
2015 300
2016 250
2017 220
2018 120

Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Year Number
2001 130
2002 240
2003 210
2004 390
2005 310
2006 370
2007 110
2008 220
2009 220
2010 240
2011 160
2012 140
2013 120
2014 130
2015 130

Pediatricians, General

Year Number
2001 150
2002 200
2003 240
2004 190
2005 230
2006 250
2007 180
2008 180
2009 270
2010 300
2011 300
2012 230
2013 230
2014 240
2016 160
2017 90
2018 260

Psychiatrists

Year Number
2005 50
2007 200
2009 140
2010 120
2013 60
2014 110
2015 130
2016 150
2017 50
2018 70

Surgeons

Year Number
2001 320
2002 590
2003 500
2005 540
2006 290
2007 250
2008 400
2009 380
2010 440
2011 450
2012 480
2013 530
2014 480
2015 480
2016 360
2017 240
2018 190

Physicians and Surgeons, All Other

Year Number
2004 1,810
2005 2,130
2006 2,340
2007 2,850
2008 3,310
2009 3,630
2010 3,240
2011 2,840
2012 2,570
2013 2,670
2014 2,910
2015 3,410
2016 3,560
2017 4,340
2018 4,640

Physician Assistants

Year Number
2001 410
2002 410
2003 450
2004 310
2005 450
2006 500
2007 540
2008 610
2009 700
2010 790
2011 650
2012 600
2013 660
2014 650
2015 580
2016 570
2017 910
2018 1,060

Podiatrists

Year Number
2002 40
2005 30
2006 50
2007 50
2008 60
2009 70
2010 70
2011 70
2012 90
2013 60
2014 60
2015 70
2016 70
2017 50
2018 60

Occupational Therapists

Year Number
2001 1,030
2002 1,060
2003 1,020
2004 1,000
2005 1,070
2006 1,260
2007 1,330
2008 1,300
2009 1,270
2010 1,330
2011 1,320
2012 1,350
2013 1,290
2014 1,400
2015 1,470
2016 1,660
2017 1,790
2018 1,740

Physical Therapists

Year Number
2001 1,670
2002 1,910
2003 1,840
2004 1,930
2005 2,110
2006 2,180
2007 2,200
2008 2,150
2009 2,180
2010 2,230
2011 2,190
2012 2,300
2013 2,270
2014 2,580
2015 2,670
2016 2,970
2017 2,950
2018 3,190

Radiation Therapists

Year Number
2001 80
2002 120
2003 220
2004 280
2005 320
2006 180
2007 180
2008 210
2009 240
2010 220
2011 210
2012 240
2013 250
2014 270
2015 310
2016 360
2017 320
2018 230

Recreational Therapists

Year Number
2001 410
2002 520
2003 610
2004 530
2005 520
2006 500
2007 410
2008 420
2009 410
2010 510
2011 510
2012 500
2013 370
2014 340
2015 350
2016 290
2017 320
2018 330

Respiratory Therapists

Year Number
2001 1,850
2002 2,000
2003 2,110
2004 2,040
2005 2,070
2006 1,890
2007 1,880
2008 2,020
2009 2,000
2010 2,030
2011 1,880
2012 1,870
2013 1,940
2014 2,090
2015 2,150
2016 2,190
2017 2,220
2018 2,380

Speech-Language Pathologists

Year Number
2001 760
2002 700
2003 710
2004 640
2005 750
2006 800
2007 860
2008 780
2009 740
2010 1,300
2011 1,340
2012 1,480
2013 1,680
2014 2,040
2015 2,400
2016 2,420
2017 2,290
2018 1,840

Exercise Physiologists

Year Number
2010 290
2011 330
2012 110
2013 90
2014 100
2015 60
2016 60
2017 50
2018 40

Therapists, All Other

Year Number
2006 150
2007 200
2008 220
2009 150
2012 260
2014 130
2015 160
2016 290
2017 470
2018 680

Veterinarians

Year Number
2001 460
2002 470
2003 440
2004 550
2005 630
2006 590
2007 570
2008 540
2009 530
2010 560
2011 570
2012 600
2013 680
2014 700
2015 760
2016 730
2017 840
2018 860

Registered Nurses

Year Number
2001 35,520
2002 36,530
2003 37,450
2004 39,140
2005 39,510
2006 37,940
2007 39,090
2008 39,610
2009 39,560
2010 40,780
2012 40,180
2013 40,600
2014 40,460
2015 42,270
2016 44,780
2017 45,970
2018 43,110

Nurse Anesthetists

Year Number
2012 1,410
2013 810
2014 990
2015 780
2016 750
2017 680
2018 740

Nurse Midwives

Year Number
2012 30

Nurse Practitioners

Year Number
2012 970
2013 1,110
2014 1,250
2015 1,650
2016 1,780
2017 2,420
2018 2,820

Audiologists

Year Number
2001 100
2004 60
2006 50
2007 120
2008 110
2009 140
2010 130
2011 120
2012 130
2013 100
2014 140
2015 120
2016 140
2017 160
2018 180

Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other

Year Number
2004 700
2005 690
2006 530
2007 280
2008 230
2009 200
2010 170
2011 130
2012 130
2013 140
2014 150
2015 150
2016 130

Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians

Year Number
2017 4,680
2018 4,680

Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists

Year Number
2001 2,660
2002 2,630
2003 2,840
2004 2,840
2005 3,320
2006 3,180
2007 3,140
2008 2,760
2009 2,660
2010 2,610
2011 2,870
2012 3,020
2013 2,970
2014 2,710
2015 2,540
2016 2,650

Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians

Year Number
2001 1,890
2002 1,860
2003 2,240
2004 2,490
2005 2,500
2006 2,370
2007 2,490
2008 2,630
2009 2,730
2010 2,400
2011 2,320
2012 2,140
2013 2,330
2014 2,470
2015 2,580
2016 2,540

Dental Hygienists

Year Number
2001 1,600
2002 1,660
2003 1,720
2004 1,510
2005 1,590
2006 1,380
2007 1,590
2008 1,800
2009 1,800
2010 1,760
2011 1,650
2012 1,650
2013 1,760
2014 1,960
2015 1,960
2016 2,000
2017 1,930
2018 1,950

Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians

Year Number
2001 950
2002 870
2003 840
2004 800
2005 810
2006 650
2007 640
2008 700
2009 710
2010 760
2011 870
2012 810
2013 840
2014 880
2015 860
2016 900
2017 800
2018 810

Diagnostic Medical Sonographers

Year Number
2001 580
2002 590
2003 730
2004 860
2005 860
2006 690
2007 750
2008 690
2009 670
2010 790
2011 780
2012 860
2013 710
2014 870
2015 670
2016 940
2017 920
2018 1,210

Nuclear Medicine Technologists

Year Number
2001 210
2002 240
2003 210
2004 240
2005 330
2006 310
2007 300
2008 240
2009 250
2010 320
2011 350
2012 340
2013 350
2014 380
2015 430
2016 420
2017 410
2018 480

Radiologic Technologists

Year Number
2012 2,910
2013 3,010
2014 2,970
2015 2,780
2016 2,700
2017 2,680
2018 2,940

Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists

Year Number
2001 3,110
2002 3,160
2003 2,790
2004 2,540
2005 2,740
2006 2,860
2007 3,160
2008 3,430
2009 3,180
2012 370
2013 500
2014 670
2015 740
2016 730
2017 680
2018 790

Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics

Year Number
2001 2,640
2002 2,720
2003 2,660
2004 2,840
2005 2,800
2006 2,630
2007 2,990
2008 3,020
2009 3,020
2010 3,470
2011 3,780
2012 3,710
2013 3,290
2014 2,880
2015 2,820
2018 3,810

Dietetic Technicians

Year Number
2001 710
2002 800
2003 580
2004 600
2005 570
2006 500
2007 490
2008 380
2009 440
2010 380
2011 350
2012 350
2013 320
2014 460
2015 350
2016 520
2017 480
2018 490

Pharmacy Technicians

Year Number
2001 2,890
2002 3,030
2003 3,140
2004 3,750
2005 4,080
2006 3,840
2007 4,030
2008 4,600
2009 4,830
2010 5,140
2011 5,220
2012 5,660
2013 5,560
2014 5,830
2015 5,640
2016 6,150
2017 6,290
2018 6,130

Psychiatric Technicians

Year Number
2001 690
2002 550
2003 710
2004 1,000
2005 1,090
2006 1,130
2007 1,150
2008 1,130
2009 890
2010 720
2011 620
2012 730
2013 630
2014 710
2015 790
2016 1,210
2017 1,360
2018 1,590

Respiratory Therapy Technicians

Year Number
2001 960
2002 1,050
2003 1,030
2004 870
2005 620
2006 560
2007 530
2008 490
2009 530
2010 460
2011 450
2012 410
2013 490
2014 500
2015 460
2016 490
2017 370
2018 220

Surgical Technologists

Year Number
2001 1,030
2002 1,360
2003 1,450
2004 1,550
2005 1,670
2006 1,170
2007 1,090
2008 1,250
2009 1,370
2010 1,480
2011 1,400
2012 1,660
2013 1,640
2014 1,940
2015 1,870
2016 2,020
2017 1,720
2018 1,840

Veterinary Technologists and Technicians

Year Number
2001 520
2002 500
2003 520
2004 600
2005 420
2006 450
2007 570
2008 670
2009 630
2010 870
2011 1,000
2012 1,220
2013 1,100
2014 1,320
2015 1,370
2016 1,120
2017 1,150
2018 1,250

Ophthalmic Medical Technicians

Year Number
2012 570
2013 550
2014 370
2015 410
2016 420
2017 380
2018 310

Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses

Year Number
2001 16,430
2002 17,740
2003 18,380
2004 19,310
2005 19,380
2006 18,310
2007 18,490
2008 19,140
2009 19,950
2010 22,060
2011 22,150
2012 22,540
2013 21,930
2014 21,450
2015 21,750
2016 20,580
2017 20,340
2018 19,450

Medical Records and Health Information Technicians

Year Number
2001 2,270
2002 2,220
2003 2,290
2004 2,410
2005 2,460
2006 2,270
2007 2,350
2008 2,370
2009 2,470
2010 2,470
2011 2,360
2012 2,640
2013 2,710
2014 2,790
2015 2,680
2016 2,850
2017 2,870
2018 2,820

Opticians, Dispensing

Year Number
2001 1,110
2002 1,000
2003 900
2004 850
2005 1,190
2006 1,070
2007 1,120
2008 760
2009 690
2010 640
2011 520
2012 650
2013 950
2014 1,320
2015 1,370
2016 1,220
2017 1,150
2018 1,000

Orthotists and Prosthetists

Year Number
2001 50
2002 50
2013 160
2014 200
2015 220
2016 100
2017 160
2018 190

Hearing Aid Specialists

Year Number
2012 160
2013 50
2014 30
2016 30

Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other

Year Number
2004 1,300
2005 900
2006 900
2007 1,060
2008 1,160
2009 1,260
2012 1,410
2013 1,400
2014 1,730
2015 2,130
2016 2,270
2017 2,760
2018 2,620

Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians

Year Number
2001 860
2002 1,090
2003 1,210

Occupational Health and Safety Specialists

Year Number
2004 690
2005 550
2006 630
2007 720
2008 830
2009 820
2010 810
2011 800
2012 920
2013 1,010
2014 1,040
2015 1,150
2016 1,290
2017 1,280
2018 1,400

Occupational Health and Safety Technicians

Year Number
2004 350
2005 340
2006 340
2007 280
2008 230
2009 220
2010 200
2011 170
2012 110
2013 180
2014 190
2015 530
2016 680
2017 830
2018 670

Athletic Trainers

Year Number
2001 130
2002 120
2003 140
2004 110
2005 130
2006 170
2007 220
2008 260
2009 220
2010 200
2011 140
2012 160
2013 160
2014 180
2015 180
2016 190
2017 220
2018 230

Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Workers, All Other

Year Number
2004 770
2005 830
2006 1,000
2007 1,260
2008 1,250
2009 1,280
2012 2,010
2013 1,670
2014 1,650
2015 1,830
2016 1,510
2017 1,670
2018 1,930