HRSA Releases Allied Health Workforce Projections for 2016–2030

HRSA Releases Allied Health Workforce Projections for 2016–2030. The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) recently released Allied Health Workforce Projections providing national-level health workforce estimates for the following occupations: chiropractors and podiatrists, emergency medical technicians and paramedics, medical and clinical laboratory technologists, occupational and physical therapists, optometrists and opticians, pharmacists, registered dieticians, and respiratory therapists.  While shortages of health care providers in rural areas is well-known, consistent data on rural allied health professionals has been difficult to collect and analyze.  Visit HRSA’s Bureau of Health Workforce website to see more data, projections, and federal programs.