The ARF is a database containing more than 6,000 variables for each of the nation's counties. ARF contains information on health facilities, health professions, measures of resource scarcity, health status, economic activity, health training programs, and socioeconomic and environmental characteristics. In addition, the basic file contains geographic codes and descriptors which enable it to be linked to many other files and to aggregate counties into various geographic groupings.
Health Workforce Statistics compiles data on the top 50 health care occupations from the 2010 Occupational Employment Statistics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This data is presented using graphics and tables, and includes the total number of professionals nationally and by state, the average wage earned by profession, and number of employees per capita.