​​​​​​​Beginning in 2022, APHL has revamped the public health laboratory (PHL) workforce profile survey to collect data on the characterization of the workforce. The workforce profile considers several factors:

  • Employment Information

  • Education/Training/Certifications

  • Recruitment and Retention 

  • Satisfaction 

  • Demographic Information  

Other factors include the adjustment for diversity in gender, sexual orientation, race and ethnicity, disability and veteran status. Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) analysis can help identify barriers that should be considered for future recruitment and decision-making.

​On a timely basis, APHL surveys individuals from state, territorial and local public health laboratories. An anonymous electronic survey, with all questions optional, is sent out using convenience sampling.​

2024 Workforce Profile Survey 

Explore the dashboard below to see data from the 2024 Workforce Profile Survey.