Guiding Individuals Interested in Health Care Careers
Health care is one of the strongest sectors of the New York State economy and health care professionals and others who work in health care settings represent over 12% of the state’s total workforce. Based on the aging of the country’s population and national health care reform, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that health care occupations will grow by nearly 22% between 2014 and 2024 – twice the rate of growth for jobs outside of health care.
Whether you’re a student, guidance counselor or current health care worker, this Health Careers Web site serves as a guide for anyone interested in a career in health care. Find detailed information on nearly 60 health professions and occupations, including:
- Descriptions of professions
- Settings where the professions are practiced
- Earnings and income estimates
- Applicable New York licensure requirements
- Educational requirements
- Education programs in New York to train for specific professions
- Available financial support for students in education programs
- Links to relevant Web sites for specific professions
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.