There are currently an estimated 57,500 community health workers in the United States. The community health worker job market is expected to grow by 17.9% between 2016 and 2026.

How employable are community health workers?

What’s the supply of community health workers?

The community health worker industry is concentrated in California, New York, Massachusetts

Community Health Worker job market by state

State Name Employed Community Health Workers
California 5,890
New York 5,440
Massachusetts 3,300
Texas 3,030
Florida 2,660
Illinois 2,090
Ohio 1,990
Pennsylvania 1,880
Michigan 1,750
Washington 1,740
Missouri 1,470
Minnesota 1,390
Maryland 1,350
Indiana 1,260
Georgia 1,240
New Jersey 1,230
Kentucky 1,120
Oklahoma 1,090
Arizona 1,050
District of Columbia 950
Alabama 800
Tennessee 790
Oregon 770
Colorado 760
North Carolina 740
Louisiana 670
Mississippi 660
Virginia 660
Alaska 630
Nebraska 610
Utah 580
Wisconsin 530
Vermont 480
Hawaii 480
Connecticut 470
Iowa 360
West Virginia 360
Puerto Rico 360
Arkansas 340
South Carolina 320
New Mexico 270
Idaho 240
Kansas 220
Maine 190
Delaware 170
New Hampshire 170
Montana 160
Nevada 150
North Dakota 130
Rhode Island 100
Wyoming 70