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New York Vocational and Technical Schools

When you think of finding employment in New York, do you picture high-stakes jobs on Wall Street, haute couture careers in the fashion industry, or fast-paced employment at Madison Avenue's advertising firms? To some, it might seem like New Yorkers are employed mostly in the entertainment and hospitality industries -- in book publishing and media, world-class music and theatrical venues, or fine hotels and dining establishments. While the Big Apple offers a tempting array of occupations, the Empire State reaches far beyond New York City and its high-profile economy. Most residents of New York State find work in the following fast-growing employment sectors according to May 2014 statistics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov):

  • Education and health care services
  • Professional and business services
  • Construction

New York continues to make strong employment gains since the recession, experiencing 18 consecutive months of private sector job growth as of May 2014 and bringing the number of workers to 7,568,600 in private industry according to the NYS Department of Labor.

The BLS reports over 9 million workers statewide as of May 2014. The NYS Department of Labor shows as of May 2014 that the 10-county downstate area, which includes New York City, Long Island and Putnam-Rockland-Westchester counties, had the largest gains in employment from May 2013 to May 2014. The city of Kingston recorded the highest percentage of growth for cities in the upstate area, 2.9 percent, followed by the Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown metro area with a 2.1 percent increase.

Growth occupations in New York state

If you have a high school diploma and you are looking for employment opportunities in New York, you may want to seek out training at one of the many New York trade schools for a career with strong employment growth potential through the end of the decade. ProjectionsCentral.com's long-term occupational forecasts for New York through 2022 include the following jobs with a high percentage of growth, shown below with average annual salaries as reported by the BLS in May 2013:

CareerTotal EmploymentAnnual Median Wage
Environmental Engineering Technicians111046410
Skincare Specialists212028500
Occupational Therapy Assistants214051920
Medical Equipment Repairers183048750
Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians271053230
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers432066970
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians362036070
Physical Therapist Assistants394051790
Dental Hygienists985067770
*This data is sourced from the 2013 BLS employment report (BLS.gov)

The annual average salary for all occupations across New York state is $54,580. However, average salaries for specific occupations vary depending on where in the state you work. According to May 2013 BLS.gov figures, Kingston dental hygienists, for example, make an average of $71,970. Cardiovascular technologists in Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown make $62,030, and environmental engineering technicians on Long Island earn $57,730.

Coursework at New York trade schools for careers like these typically takes two-years to earn an associate degree or postsecondary certificate.

Though you may still dream of more glamorous occupations in the Big Apple someday, an occupation in the near future with good projected job openings, a dependable income and a short period of training can be a valuable jump start for your future, whatever you want that to be.

Sources:

Economy at a Glance, New York, Bureau of Labor Statistics, July 8, 2014, http://www.bls.gov/eag/eag.ny.htm#eag_ny.f.P

Employment Prospects to 2020, New York State Department of Labor, Statewide Data, http://www.labor.ny.gov/stats/lsproj.shtm

Long Term Occupational Projections, State Occupational Projections, Long Term Projections Through 2022, New York, Projections Central, http://www.projectionscentral.com/Projections/LongTerm

New York's Economy Grows by 21,300 Jobs and Marks 18 Straight Months of Private Sector Job Growth, New York State Department of Labor press release, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and Commissioner Peter M. Rivera, June 19, 2014, http://labor.ny.gov/stats/pressreleases/pruistat.shtm

Significant Industries: A Report to the Workforce Development System, New York State, 2010, Bureau of Labor Market Information Division of Research and Statistics, Governor David A. Paterson and Commissioner Colleen C. Gardner, http://www.labor.ny.gov/stats/PDFs/Significant_Industries_Report_0610.pdf

State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates, New York, Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2013, http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_ny.htm

Vocational Schools in New York
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New York: 180 Madison Ave. Suite 900 New York, NY 10016

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Fort Lauderdale: Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

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