Numbers of Healthcare Support Occupations in Minnesota

Occupation group

Healthcare Support Occupations

Year Number
2001 71,810
2002 72,230
2003 70,460
2004 73,180
2005 72,770
2006 77,290
2007 84,010
2008 91,080
2009 94,660
2010 95,910
2011 95,650
2012 93,160
2013 94,320
2014 89,360
2015 87,470
2016 84,730
2017 85,940
2018 83,380

Individual occupations

Home Health Aides

Year Number
2001 19,930
2002 19,460
2003 18,250
2004 20,170
2005 20,010
2006 23,750
2007 28,200
2008 32,760
2009 36,760
2010 36,920
2011 36,610
2012 33,790
2013 33,600
2014 30,160
2015 27,550
2016 25,200
2017 24,530
2018 22,380

Psychiatric Aides

Year Number
2001 270
2002 130
2003 150
2004 150
2005 210
2006 140
2007 430
2008 380
2009 390
2011 190
2012 180
2013 190
2017 510
2018 480

Nursing Assistants

Year Number
2001 31,250
2002 31,140
2003 30,110
2004 28,500
2005 28,260
2006 28,240
2007 29,380
2008 31,090
2009 30,550
2010 31,580
2012 29,620
2013 29,690
2014 29,320
2015 31,570
2016 31,050
2017 31,580
2018 31,640

Orderlies

Year Number
2012 380
2013 300
2014 310
2015 270
2016 320
2017 370
2018 630

Occupational Therapy Assistants

Year Number
2001 410
2002 370
2003 400
2004 350
2005 350
2006 410
2007 470
2008 450
2009 450
2010 630
2011 580
2012 580
2013 540
2014 510
2015 550
2016 500
2017 650
2018 680

Occupational Therapy Aides

Year Number
2001 130
2002 90
2003 80
2004 70
2005 60
2006 70
2007 70
2008 70
2009 50
2010 60
2011 40
2012 50
2013 40
2014 40
2015 30
2018 50

Physical Therapist Assistants

Year Number
2001 940
2002 860
2003 990
2004 980
2005 1,020
2006 1,060
2007 1,070
2008 940
2009 810
2010 930
2011 1,020
2012 1,070
2013 1,060
2014 1,230
2015 1,200
2016 1,450
2017 1,410
2018 1,780

Physical Therapist Aides

Year Number
2001 570
2002 430
2003 440
2004 380
2005 360
2006 290
2007 370
2008 440
2009 470
2010 390
2011 260
2012 260
2013 380
2014 360
2015 370
2016 320
2017 350
2018 300

Massage Therapists

Year Number
2001 550
2002 540
2003 490
2004 690
2005 680
2007 1,140
2008 1,240
2009 1,220
2010 1,720
2011 1,870
2012 2,020
2013 2,250
2014 2,450
2015 2,530
2016 2,190
2017 1,960
2018 2,280

Dental Assistants

Year Number
2001 4,170
2002 4,250
2003 4,370
2004 4,620
2005 5,080
2006 5,340
2007 5,320
2008 5,300
2009 5,340
2010 5,320
2011 5,260
2012 5,180
2013 5,210
2014 5,460
2015 5,520
2016 5,630
2017 5,630
2018 5,730

Medical Assistants

Year Number
2001 5,010
2002 5,270
2003 5,210
2004 6,850
2005 6,050
2006 5,620
2007 5,910
2008 6,770
2009 7,370
2010 7,020
2011 7,440
2012 8,430
2013 9,080
2014 8,580
2015 8,730
2016 9,550
2017 10,730
2018 10,010

Medical Equipment Preparers

Year Number
2001 980
2002 1,040
2003 1,430
2004 1,350
2005 1,530
2006 1,610
2007 1,800
2008 1,750
2009 1,830
2010 1,740
2011 1,970
2012 1,680
2013 1,580
2014 1,250
2015 1,210
2016 1,250
2017 1,140
2018 1,270

Medical Transcriptionists

Year Number
2001 2,530
2002 3,060
2003 2,810
2004 3,390
2005 3,600
2006 3,490
2007 3,410
2008 3,250
2009 2,800
2010 3,000
2011 2,670
2012 2,930
2013 2,600
2014 2,260
2015 1,770
2016 1,370
2017 1,050
2018 780

Pharmacy Aides

Year Number
2001 640
2002 660
2003 680
2004 510
2005 670
2006 670
2007 750
2008 710
2009 840
2010 730
2011 1,020
2012 900
2014 1,530
2016 450
2017 330
2018 210

Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers

Year Number
2001 980
2002 1,360
2003 1,440
2004 1,140
2005 880
2006 810
2007 940
2008 1,000
2009 1,040
2010 1,020
2011 860
2012 840
2013 840
2014 800
2015 900
2016 1,040
2017 1,520
2018 1,480

Phlebotomists

Year Number
2012 2,320
2013 1,930
2014 1,820
2015 1,700
2016 1,840
2017 1,920
2018 1,600

Healthcare Support Workers, All Other

Year Number
2004 4,040
2005 4,030
2006 4,570
2007 4,750
2008 4,920
2009 4,750
2012 2,920
2013 3,190
2014 3,280
2015 2,410
2016 2,250
2017 2,220
2018 2,080