Arizona Rural Health Workforce Trend Analysis 2007-2010

The Arizona Rural Health Workforce Trend Analysis 2007-2010, distributed in June 2012, was supported by Arizona AHEC and prepared by the Arizona Rural Health Office, Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health at the University of Arizona. This trend analysis utilized workforce data that was acquired from Arizona licensing boards or indirectly from the Arizona Department of Health Services. Table summaries of active licensed professionals from 2007 to 2010 are presented statewide, by counties, and by ruralness classification for each health profession. Graphs of workforce trends are presented from 2000 to 2010.

The health professionals examined in this report were physicians (primary care specialists, non-primary care specialists, obstetrics-gynecologists, and psychiatrists), physician assistants, nurses (certified registered nurse anesthetists, nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives, clinical nurse specialists, registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and certified nurse assistants), dentists (general and specialist), registered dental hygienists, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, psychologists, and emergency medical technicians.