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According to the Workforce Oklahoma Employment Outlook, the following health care professions in Oklahoma are projected to increase, from 2006-2016, as follows.

Oklahoma Health Professionals
Growth Year 2006-2016
% of
Growth
Numeric Change
Cardiovascular Technicians & Technologists 23 670
Clinical Laboratory Technicians and Technologists 8 3,270
Clinical, Counseling and School Psychologists 16 2,090
Dental Hygienists 18 1,830
Dentists 12 2,920
Diagnostic Sonographers 12 560
Licensed Practical Nurses 8 14,710
Mental Health Counselors 20 1,840
Nuclear Medicine Technologist 10 260
Nursing/Psychiatric/ Home Health Aides/Assistants 18 24,000
Occupational Therapists 13 1,090
Pharmacists 22 3,710
Physical Therapists 17 2,530
Physicians and Surgeons 4 7,730
Radiologic Technicians and Technologists 10 2,340
Registered Nurses 10 30,890
Rehabilitation Counselors 17 2,160
Respiratory Therapists 22 1,460
Social Workers 16 1,560
Speech and Language Therapists 9 1,580
Surgical Technologists 21 1,770

* Sources:
 1. Oklahoma data from State Occupational Projections 2006-2016 www.projectionscentral.com
2. National data from U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook 2008-2009 edition www.bls.gov/oco