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New York State

SOC Code Title Percent
Change
Employment
2008 2018
17-2031 Biomedical Engineers 57.1% 420 660
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 44.5% 117,540 169,890
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 40% 24,230 33,910
39-5094 Skin Care Specialists 38.7% 2,300 3,190
31-1011 Home Health Aides 37.2% 129,870 178,190
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 31.6% 2,470 3,250
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 29.8% 20,480 26,590
19-1042 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 28.7% 6,560 8,440
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 27.6% 13,990 17,850
29-1131 Veterinarians 26.8% 3,020 3,830
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 26.6% 4,140 5,240
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 25.8% 28,000 35,210
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 24.9% 3,780 4,720
29-9091 Athletic Trainers 24.6% 570 710
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 24.5% 10,730 13,360
13-2061 Financial Examiners 24.4% 2,790 3,470
31-9091 Dental Assistants 23.7% 16,100 19,920
19-1021 Biochemists and Biophysicists 23.5% 1,530 1,890
31-9092 Medical Assistants 23.1% 19,370 23,850
29-1071 Physician Assistants 23% 8,420 10,360
31-2012 Occupational Therapist Aides 22.9% 350 430
29-1123 Physical Therapists 22.7% 13,770 16,900
19-3022 Survey Researchers 21.6% 1,480 1,800
17-3025 Environmental Engineering Technicians 20.2% 840 1,010
13-1011 Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes 20.1% 3,040 3,650

 

Capital District Region

SOC Code Title Percent
Change
Employment
2008 2018
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 50.6% 3,340 5,030
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 41.5% 410 580
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 40.9% 1,760 2,480
31-1011 Home Health Aides 32.6% 5,730 7,600
29-1071 Physician Assistants 30.8% 650 850
19-1021 Biochemists and Biophysicists 30.8% 390 510
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 30% 100 130
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 30% 100 130
19-1042 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 28.8% 1,040 1,340
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 26.8% 710 900
31-9091 Dental Assistants 26.7% 860 1,090
13-2061 Financial Examiners 26.2% 420 530
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 26% 1,000 1,260
31-9092 Medical Assistants 25.8% 930 1,170
29-1123 Physical Therapists 25.6% 860 1,080
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 24.1% 290 360
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 23.5% 340 420
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 23.1% 130 160
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 21.3% 1,220 1,480
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 20.3% 740 890
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 20.2% 840 1,010
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 20% 200 240
21-1019 Counselors, All Other 20% 100 120
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 19.7% 760 910
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 19.6% 560 670

 

Central New York Region

SOC Code Title Percent
Change
Employment
2008 2018
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 46.8% 2,690 3,950
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 45% 600 870
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 37.3% 670 920
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 36.4% 110 150
29-1071 Physician Assistants 33.3% 360 480
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 31.7% 600 790
31-1011 Home Health Aides 31% 3,810 4,990
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 30% 200 260
31-9091 Dental Assistants 29.4% 680 880
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 28.3% 530 680
31-9092 Medical Assistants 27.5% 800 1,020
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 25.9% 270 340
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 25.9% 270 340
29-1123 Physical Therapists 25% 560 700
19-1042 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 24.5% 490 610
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 23.3% 600 740
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 22% 500 610
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 21.6% 370 450
39-9032 Recreation Workers 20.5% 780 940
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 20.3% 690 830
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 20% 300 360
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 20% 200 240
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 20% 150 180
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 20% 100 120
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 19.4% 310 370

 

Western New York Region

SOC Code Title Percent
Change
Employment
2008 2018
47-5013 Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining 61.5% 130 210
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 50.4% 3,430 5,160
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 36.5% 2,030 2,770
29-1071 Physician Assistants 34.1% 440 590
31-1011 Home Health Aides 33.2% 8,340 11,110
39-5094 Skin Care Specialists 30.8% 130 170
29-9091 Athletic Trainers 27.3% 110 140
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 26.6% 1,090 1,380
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 26.3% 570 720
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 26% 730 920
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 25.2% 1,550 1,940
31-9091 Dental Assistants 25.2% 1,150 1,440
11-9039 Education Administrators, All Other 25% 160 200
19-1021 Biochemists and Biophysicists 25% 80 100
31-9092 Medical Assistants 24.4% 1,310 1,630
19-1042 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 24.4% 450 560
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 24.2% 330 410
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 23.6% 1,100 1,360
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 23.5% 170 210
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 23.2% 1,510 1,860
13-2061 Financial Examiners 23.1% 130 160
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 23.1% 130 160
29-1123 Physical Therapists 22.7% 1,190 1,460
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 22.5% 890 1,090
13-2071 Loan Counselors 22.2% 90 110

 

Finger Lakes Region

SOC Code Title Percent
Change
Employment
2008 2018
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 49.4% 2,470 3,690
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 33.6% 1,160 1,550
31-1011 Home Health Aides 31.6% 8,470 11,150
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 26.1% 1,650 2,080
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 26% 1,040 1,310
31-9091 Dental Assistants 25% 1,040 1,300
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 25% 280 350
19-1042 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 25% 240 300
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 25% 160 200
31-2011 Occupational Therapist Assistants 25% 120 150
29-1124 Radiation Therapists 25% 80 100
39-5094 Skin Care Specialists 25% 80 100
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 24.2% 620 770
31-9092 Medical Assistants 23.8% 630 780
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 23.7% 1,520 1,880
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 22.5% 1,020 1,250
29-1071 Physician Assistants 22.4% 670 820
11-9039 Education Administrators, All Other 22.2% 90 110
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 22% 590 720
49-9062 Medical Equipment Repairers 20.8% 240 290
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 20.7% 2,080 2,510
29-1123 Physical Therapists 20.3% 690 830
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 20% 500 600
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 20% 100 120
19-1012 Food Scientists and Technologists 20% 50 60

 

Southern Tier Region

SOC Code Title Percent
Change
Employment
2008 2018
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 46.7% 1,690 2,480
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 38.2% 340 470
31-1011 Home Health Aides 31.5% 3,020 3,970
19-1042 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 30% 100 130
49-9062 Medical Equipment Repairers 28.6% 70 90
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 25% 440 550
31-9091 Dental Assistants 24.5% 490 610
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 23.5% 680 840
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 23.5% 340 420
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 23.1% 130 160
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 22.2% 450 550
29-1071 Physician Assistants 22.2% 180 220
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 22.2% 90 110
31-9092 Medical Assistants 22% 410 500
31-9011 Massage Therapists 21.4% 140 170
29-1123 Physical Therapists 20.7% 290 350
15-1011 Computer and Information Scientists, Research 20% 50 60
17-3025 Environmental Engineering Technicians 20% 50 60
23-2091 Court Reporters 20% 50 60
27-1025 Interior Designers 20% 50 60
29-1063 Internists, General 20% 50 60
29-2051 Dietetic Technicians 20% 50 60
39-4021 Funeral Attendants 20% 50 60
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians 20% 50 60
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 19.6% 560 670

 

Mohawk Valley Region

SOC Code Title Percent
Change
Employment
2008 2018
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 53.3% 2,740 4,200
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 36% 250 340
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 30.8% 130 170
29-1071 Physician Assistants 28.6% 210 270
31-1011 Home Health Aides 26.2% 3,430 4,330
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 25.4% 630 790
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 25% 120 150
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 22.2% 90 110
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 20.8% 240 290
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 20% 200 240
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 18.8% 160 190
31-9092 Medical Assistants 18.4% 380 450
29-1123 Physical Therapists 18.2% 330 390
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 17.6% 340 400
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 17% 470 550
19-4061 Social Science Research Assistants 16.7% 60 70
29-1131 Veterinarians 16.7% 60 70
31-9091 Dental Assistants 16% 250 290
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 15.6% 320 370
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 15.4% 260 300
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 15.4% 260 300
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 15.2% 330 380
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 14.3% 910 1,040
31-2011 Occupational Therapist Assistants 14.3% 70 80
53-3011 Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians 14.3% 70 80

 

New York City Region

SOC Code Title Percent
Change
Employment
2008 2018
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 45.8% 13,000 18,960
39-5094 Skin Care Specialists 41.5% 1,060 1,500
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 40.6% 81,880 115,120
31-1011 Home Health Aides 39.7% 66,370 92,690
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 39.6% 9,190 12,830
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 31.5% 890 1,170
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 30.3% 4,850 6,320
19-1042 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 28.8% 2,360 3,040
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 25.2% 1,110 1,390
39-2011 Animal Trainers 24% 750 930
49-9062 Medical Equipment Repairers 24% 750 930
25-4031 Library Technicians 23.3% 2,320 2,860
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 23.2% 13,700 16,880
13-2061 Financial Examiners 22.5% 1,910 2,340
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 22.2% 270 330
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 21.8% 3,120 3,800
13-1011 Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes 21.6% 2,130 2,590
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 21.5% 2,750 3,340
31-2011 Occupational Therapist Assistants 21% 620 750
31-9092 Medical Assistants 20.6% 8,430 10,170
31-9091 Dental Assistants 20.6% 5,820 7,020
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 20.6% 1,310 1,580
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 20.3% 3,160 3,800
29-1071 Physician Assistants 20.2% 3,720 4,470
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 20.1% 2,490 2,990

 

Long Island Region

SOC Code Title Percent
Change
Employment
2008 2018
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 44.8% 2,410 3,490
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 43.5% 8,530 12,240
39-5094 Skin Care Specialists 43.2% 370 530
31-1011 Home Health Aides 40.5% 15,890 22,320
29-9091 Athletic Trainers 37.5% 80 110
19-2042 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers 33.3% 30 40
19-3041 Sociologists 33.3% 30 40
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 32.1% 560 740
19-1042 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 29.7% 910 1,180
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 28% 2,460 3,150
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 27.6% 760 970
29-1123 Physical Therapists 27.3% 2,820 3,590
13-2061 Financial Examiners 27.3% 110 140
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 25.1% 3,470 4,340
25-4012 Curators 25% 40 50
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 24.8% 2,420 3,020
31-9092 Medical Assistants 24.1% 4,360 5,410
31-9091 Dental Assistants 24.1% 3,240 4,020
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 24.1% 1,740 2,160
17-3025 Environmental Engineering Technicians 23.8% 210 260
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 22.5% 710 870
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 22.4% 580 710
29-1124 Radiation Therapists 22.2% 180 220
11-9039 Education Administrators, All Other 21.4% 280 340
13-1011 Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes 20.8% 240 290

 

North Country Region

SOC Code Title Percent
Change
Employment
2008 2018
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 250% 60 210
29-2033 Nuclear Medicine Technologists 50% 20 30
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 43.8% 1,850 2,660
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 35% 200 270
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers 33.3% 30 40
29-1067 Surgeons 33.3% 30 40
31-1011 Home Health Aides 29.5% 2,880 3,730
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 27.6% 290 370
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 26.7% 150 190
31-9091 Dental Assistants 25.6% 390 490
11-9039 Education Administrators, All Other 25% 40 50
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 25% 40 50
47-5021 Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas 25% 40 50
31-9092 Medical Assistants 24.1% 290 360
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 22.7% 970 1,190
29-1123 Physical Therapists 21.4% 280 340
29-1066 Psychiatrists 20% 50 60
31-2012 Occupational Therapist Aides 20% 50 60
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 20% 50 60
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 19.4% 620 740
29-1071 Physician Assistants 19.2% 260 310
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 18.8% 160 190
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 17.9% 280 330
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 17.2% 290 340
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 16.7% 180 210

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