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Health Degrees and Programs Offered in New York (NY)


According to the New York State Department of Labor, the health care profession in New York has been growing fast since 1990 and is expected to continue.

Health care jobs commonly held in New York in May 2009, and the annual median wage paid for these positions, is as follows.

  • Physicians and surgeons, $151,750
  • Registered nurses $72,790
  • Licensed practical and vocational nurses $41,910
  • Medical and clinical laboratory technologists $59,860
  • Physical therapists $74,920

There were 165,730 registered nurses in New York in May 2009. The annual mean wage for all occupations and educational attainment level graduates that year was $50,790.

Health Degrees in New York and Career Growth

Most health care professionals in New York earn bachelor's degrees in health related fields. Physicians and surgeons must complete medical school. Those employed in nearly all health related fields are required to be licensed or certified by the State of New York.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, qualified graduates with health degrees in NY have excellent job prospects now and for years to come. The growing number of people in New York State 65 years old or older is increasing and there is growing demand for health care professionals. Graduates with health degrees in New York will experience growth in the job market at a faster rate than for other occupations.