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New Employment Trends in New York State

Updated on February 6, 2014
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View of the Chrysler Building in NYC. | Source

IT/Data, Healthcare, Teaching, and Environmental Jobs Increasing

The 4 leading occupational categories in which New York State employers need to hire new workers each year through 2020 are

  1. Information Technology (IT)
  2. Healthcare
  3. Teachers, including Elementary School, Special Education, and Pre-school.
  4. Environmental Engineering

Job growth around the state slowed somewhat in the years 2007 - 2012, with these two metro areas retaining positive growth: New York City and Ithaca (reference; New York reports).

Major job increases were seen throughout 2013 in Leisure & Hospitality, Professional Services (includes Environmental Engineers), Mining/Logging & Construction, and Educational & Health Services. IT actually lost 2.7% of jobs. reports the following job titles that increased in numbers from August 2012 to August 2013:

  1. Food Prep & Service Supervisors
  2. Financial Managers (Professional Services)
  3. Retail Salespeople
  4. Registered Nurses (RNs)

A projected increase in jobs as Financial Examiners and Financial Advisors indicates growing economies around the state as well through 2020.

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Largest Job Growth Sites in New York to 2020

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Fastest Growing Jobs

Some of the fastest growing occupations in New York State through 2015 are:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers - Manufacturing
  • Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts
  • Patient Care Techs
  • Nurse Practitioners/Physician Assistants
  • Biochemists and Biophysicists
  • Electronics Engineers, Except CIS/IT
  • Medical Scientists
  • Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants - This field is booming.
  • Financial Examiners
  • Pharmacy Technicians
  • Medical Assistants
  • Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants/Aides

Jobs Increasing by the largest percentages from 2010 - 2020

  • Personal Care Aides and Home Health Aides
  • Veterinary Techs
  • Physical Therapist Assistant and Aides
  • Health Educators
  • Software Developers, especially Systems Software
  • Helpers in most of the Construction Trades: Carpentry, Masonry, and others.
  • Pharmacy Technicians
  • Market Research Analysts
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
  • Nursing & Psychiatric Aides
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants and Aides
  • Financial Advisors
  • Healthcare Support Jobs
  • Financial Examiners
  • Biochemists and Biophysicists
  • Medical Scientists

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Top Hiring Companies

  1. IBM
  2. JPMorgan Chase
  3. Ernst & Young
  4. PricewaterhouseCoopers
  5. Deloitte
  6. Morgan Stanley
  7. Citigroup
  8. Columbia University
  9. Entertainment Industry
  10. Bank of America
  11. Cybercoders
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  13. Waldbaums
  14. Bloomberg
  15. Capital One
  16. American Express

High Demand Jobs Through 2020

Highest demand jobs are:

  1. General Practice Dentists
  2. Project Managers - IT and other.
  3. Physical Therapists - Health
  4. Administrative Assistants and Executive Assistants - All fields
  5. Occupational Therapists - Health
  6. Business Analysts - IT and others
  7. Sales Representatives - Energy Brokers - Environment
  8. Account Executives - Several Fields
  9. Sales Representative - Inside, Outside; goods and services.
  10. Shift Supervisors - Retail and small dining

Additional high demand jobs

  1. Registered Nurses (licensed RNs) - Health
  2. Store Managers
  3. Account Managers
  4. Pizza Hut Team Members and Shift Managers - Dining.

Sports Opportunities: Playing and Working

Many sports teams are headquartered and play in New York State.

These organizations require workers in the fields of Healthcare, Information Technology (IT), coaching and training, professional athletes, sales, public relations, recruiters, broadcasters, food service, and others.

College and High School Sports Directory

League Teams

  • Adirondack Icehawks (UHL)
  • Adirondack Lumberjacks (NEBL)
  • Albany River Rats (AHL)
  • Auburn Doubledays (A)
  • Batavia Muck Dogs (A)
  • Binghamton Mets (AA)
  • Buffalo Bisons (IL)
  • Buffalo Blizzard (NPSL)
  • Elmira Pioneers (NLB)
  • Hudson Valley Renegades (A)
  • Long Island Ducks (ALPBC)
  • Rochester Americans (AHL)
  • Rochester Red Wings (IL)
  • Rochester Rhinos (USL)
  • Syracuse Crunch (AHL)
  • Syracuse SkyChiefs (IL)

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