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The State of Allied Health: An Overview of Issues and Opportunities Facing the Allied Health Workforce. Erin P. Fraher, MPP Aaron McKethan Katie Gaul, MA Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions October 20, 2005. Council for Allied Health in North Carolina.
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Erin P. Fraher, MPP
Katie Gaul, MA
Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions
October 20, 2005
in North CarolinaThe State of Allied Health
Report summarizes 6 years of workforce studies that have been a collaborative effort of:
Health Care and Social Assistance
Total State, Healthcare and Allied Health Employment,
North Carolina, 1999-2004
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics. Occupational Employment Statistics. State
Cross-Industry Estimates: 1998-2003. URL: http://www.bls.gov/oes/. Accessed 4/26/05.
Care Jobs =
Nurse aides, orderlies and attendants 26.5%
Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants
Allied health professions
Other healthcare occupations
All Occupations (North Carolina)
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics (2003).
URL: http://www.bls.gov/oes/. Accessed 4/26/05.
Ratio of Providers in Metropolitan to Non-Metropolitan Counties,
United States, 2000
Most evenly distributed
Emergency Medical Techs & Paramedics
Occupational Therapy Assistants
Physical Therapy Assistants/Aides
Medical Records Technicians
Clinic Lab Technicians
Least evenly distributed
Source: Area Resource File (ARF) 2004 Release (National Center for Health Workforce Analysis, Bureau of Health Professions, HRSA, DHHS)
Percent of Students Remaining Instate After Graduating from a North Carolina Educational Program,
Select Allied Health Professions, 2000-2004
Health Information Technology
Radiologic Technology/Medical Imaging
Health Information Administration
Physical Therapist Assistant
Nuclear Medicine Technology
Source: Allied Health Workforce Reports
Programs with Fewer than Half Slots Filled
Health Information Management, Rehabilitation Counseling
Programs under 90% Capacity
Cytotechnology, Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology, Medical Technology, Occupational Therapy, Respiratory Therapist, Dental Hygiene, Nuclear Medicine Technology, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Physical Therapy
Programs at or above Capacity
Physician Assistant, Respiratory Therapy Technician, Radiography, Radiation Therapy Technology, Dietetics
Need infrastructure to organize workforce analyses and make policy recommendations. N.C. Council for Allied Health: