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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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