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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 employment of health care occupations will grow by nearly 18% between 2016 and 2026 – much faster than the average for all other occupations.
Whether you’re a student, guidance counselor or current health care worker, this Health Careers Website serves as a guide for anyone interested in a career in health care. Find detailed information on nearly 60 health professions and occupations, including:
- Environmental Health Workers
- Health Educators
- Massage Therapists
- Nursing Assistants
- Occupational Therapists
- Social Workers
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.