Welcome to New York Health Careers

Health workers are the most critical resource in any health care system. The success of health care is dependent on qualified personnel. Access to care, quality of care, and costs of care are all affected by the availability of properly educated and trained workers. Health care is one of the strongest sectors of the New York economy and health care professionals and others who work in health care settings represent over 12% of the state’s total workforce. The aging of the country’s population and national health care reform are expected to drive increased demand for health care services and lead to rising health care employment. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that health care occupations will grow by nearly 30% between 2010 and 2020, more than twice the rate of growth for jobs outside of health care.

The Health Careers Web site is a guide for students, guidance counselors, current health care workers, or anyone interested in a career in health care. It includes detailed information on nearly 60 health professions and occupations, including:

  • A description of the profession;
  • The settings where the profession is practiced;
  • Earnings and income estimates for the profession;
  • Applicable New York licensure requirements;
  • Educational requirements;
  • Available financial support for students in education programs;
  • A list of education programs in New York to train for the profession (subject to change), with links to the Web pages of these programs containing contact information and details about the program; and
  • Links to other Web sites relevant to the profession.

The health careers information provided on this Web site is from a variety of sources including the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the New York State Education Department, a number of occupation-specific sources, such as professional associations and certifying boards and colleges and universities.

The Center for Health Workforce Studies regularly updates the information posted on the New York Health Careers Web site.

If you have corrections to the information presented on the New York Health Careers Web site or any comments or suggestions, please contact Robert Martiniano at (518) 402-0250 or robert.martiniano@health.ny.gov.