Nursing Workforce Information Center

UMEC Publications

Workforce Profiles & Reports

When the Utah Medical Education Council (UMEC) was created in 1997 by the State Legislature, it was charged with assessing Utah's health care workforce needs. To fullfill this charge, the UMEC periodically develops two kinds of publications - workforce reports and workforce profiles.

The UMEC conducts surveys to ascertain the number and mix of providers (physicians, advanced practice nurses, physician assistants, dentists, pharmacists, podiatrists, etc.); and to project the demand for and supply of these providers over the next two decades. The findings of these surveys are made available to the public in the form of workforce reports.

Workforce profiles combine existing data from various sources to provide a 'snapshot' view of the diverse health care professionals in the state. The data are used to provide a profile of the current workforce in select health care professions. The profiles include demographic, geographic and employment distribution of the workforce in Utah. Copies of both the workforce reports and workforce profiles are available to the public and can be downloaded by clicking on the link(s) below. Hard copy(s) can be obtained by contacting Julie Olson at or by calling (801)526-4550.

Please click on the profession you are interested for relevant profiles and reports:

Physician Workforce                      Pharmacist Workforce

Dentist Workforce                          Laboratory Workforce

Physician Assistant Workforce           APRN Workforce

Radiology Technology Workforce       Registered Nurse Workforce

Mental Health Workforce


Other Publications

Apart from publishing workforce reports and profiles, the UMEC collaborates with various organizations in developing workforce assessment and policies. Click here to view a list of articles or other publications that explore Utah's health care workforce.

UMEC Rural Rotation Program 2007-2016

Since 2007, the UMEC has funded rural rotations for residents and other midlevel providers. UMEC believes that rural training affords residents the chance to experience rural life and see first hand the nature of rural practice, thereby improving chances of these physicians' return to rural Utah for practice. More detail on this project can be found by clicking here

Inter-professional Teams, Productivity, and Implications for Long-term Projections

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