Supply and Distribution Tables and Historical Supply Trends for State-Licensed Health Professions in Texas
Supply and Distribution Tables and Historical Supply Trends are organized below by health profession.
Note: These tables INCLUDE ONLY persons who are licensed with their Texas board and are actively working in their profession. Our tables EXCLUDE persons who are licensed by their Texas board but have indicated to the board that they are retired, inactive, working out-of-state (or living out-of-state if table is based on residence address), and in some cases, military. Therefore, the total number of licensees in the professions that we report may be different from the number that the boards report if they do not exclude certain categories of licensees (e.g., those who are retired).
Note: In 2008, a new method was used to determine the numbers of health professionals per county. On some of the 2008 tables, a few counties may show an unusual and significant increase or decrease in the numbers compared to 2007. For more information, please refer to the section on methodology.
Table of Median Ages for Selected Health Professions
For information regarding licensing, certification, or education requirements for health professionals, please contact the licensing board for that profession.
Health Profession & (Link to Licensing Board)
Note: Many agencies that certify or license health professionals collect only a licensee's mailing address for correspondence purposes. The mailing (RESIDENCE) address may be either the work or home address of the licensee. If available, the HPRC county totals for each profession are based on the PRACTICE address from licensure data, and from the mailing/residence address if the practice address is not available. Therefore, when the mailing/residence address is used, the county supply totals may not accurately reflect the actual supply in a county since a professional may live in one county but practice in another.
Note: Beginning in 2004, a new category, "Rank," was added to the health professions supply tables. Counties on the supply tables are ranked highest to lowest, based on the "providers-per-100,000 population" ratios. A higher ratio indicates more providers per capita. The county with the #1 ranking has the most providers per capita of any county in the state.
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