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Top 10 Hot Jobs in Albany NY
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Albany Metro Area
The Albany metropolitan area provides jobs and careers to nearly 500,000 employed workers out of a total population of approximately one million individuals. The large metro area also encompasses part of New York's Mohawk and Hudson River Valleys.
Albany itself is both the NY State capital and the County Seat of Albany County.
Dating back before the Revolutionary War, Albany is the second oldest city in the nation, behind only New Amsterdam.
Additional major cities in the area include:
- Saratoga Springs
Albany is one of the Best 25 US Cities for Jobs and Business, but also the top-ranked Test Market in America, because the populace represnts a broad cross section of US residents. New businesses and products are encouraged in the region by government and business organizations.
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Top 10 Jobs in Albany
The Top 10 List is a little different for mthe greater Albany Area than for many other areas in the US, because the Number One slot is taken by Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians. Most of the rest of this list of fast grwiing jobs is compelted by Information Technology (IT)/Computers, some health related jobs, several types of bill collectors, and Hazardous Materials Movers.
- Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians
- Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts
- Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software
- Network and Computer Systems Administrators
- Computer Software Engineers, Applications
- Hazardous Materials Removal Workers
- Personal and Home Care Aides
- Computer Systems Analysts
- Dental & Medical Assistants
- Bill and Account Collectors
The next 10 Top Jobs include health professionals for bothy humans and animals, business and customer specialiats, and Environmental Engineers for sustainable resources.
- Veterinary Techs
- Home Health Aides
- Mainstream Preschool Teachers
- Physician Assistants
- Business Operations Specialists
- Customer Service Representatives
- Non-farm Animal Caretakers
- Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers
- Environmental Engineers - sustainable energy & management.
Largest Area Employers
The Top 5 Largest Employers in the Albany MSA are involved in Medical and Healthcare work and Energy.
- Albany Medical Hearing Center
- Albany Medical Center
- Saint Peter's Health Care
- GE Power Systems
- St. Peter's Bender Laboratory
Fast-Growing Companies include:
- Albany Molecular Research
- Crystal IS
- Intermagnetics General
- On2 Technologies
Albany Area Transit
Albany Higher Education
Colleges & Tech Schools
Albany Boces-adult Practical Nursing Program
Albany Law School
Albany Medical College
Austins School Of Spa Technology
Memorial Hospital School of Nursing
New School of Radio & Television
Orlo School of Hair Design & Cosmetology
Local Sports Opportunities
College Level Teams
Colleges and universities listed in the previous section are home to several sports teams that compete in on campus and off campus facilities..
Minor League Pro Teams
Albany River Rats (AHL) affiliated with Carolina Hurricanes.
Albany Conquest (Arena Football)
Albany Patroons (Basketball) and Chance of a Lifetime Basketball Academy
Tri-City Valley Cats (Baseball, affiliated with Houston Astros).
Albany Riverfront Park at Corning Preserve
Times Union Center
Empire State Plaza
Washington Avenue Armory Sports and Convention Arena
Preserving the Pine Bush
Along with Environmental Engineering for sustainability as a high-demand job in the Albany region, the area offers the Albany Pine Bush Preserve. This is a nature preserve of pine barrens that include pitch pines and sand dunes cut by glacial ice melt between 12,000 - 15,000 years ago. Only 20% of the oriringal Pine Bush exists in the early 21st century.
The preserve is about 6,000 acres and home to the endangered Karner Blue butterfly as well. Only 3,000 acres are legislatively protected and there are only 19 other inland pine barrens in the world.
The Albany Pine Bush has been mentioned several times in American Literature, including in Longfellow's Song of Hiawatha.