Health Care Jobs
Healthcare stands as one of the most important sectors in the New York City economy. While graduates often speak about entering a challenging job market, indicators for growth look strong especially for community-based positions. Within the next decade, ambulatory healthcare services jobs are expected to increase by more than 60%, and jobs in residential care facilities will also increase dramatically. CUNY students investing in their education now will be poised to take advantage of these opportunities.
Many health and human services departments at CUNY expose students to hand-on clinical training as part of their certificate and degree programs. These experiences in clinical settings prepare CUNY students for demanding and dynamic roles in a variety of settings. In a recent survey of CUNY nursing graduates <pdf> from 1997 to 2007, the overall NCLEX passrate of CUNY graduates who took the test one or more times was 99%, and 95% of graduates had worked as a registered nurse. The average salary of these nurses was $73,747. Examples like these show that over the long run, health careers can be vehicles for professional growth which also make important contributions to the community.
New York State is recruiting nurses for various agencies.
New York State Dept. of Labor developed a new job website which allows searches by region.
Several career websites are focused specifically on jobs in the health and human services sectors, and include:
- NY Nonprofit Press job listing
You may also find it helpful to join your professional association, network with friends or search employers in the community, like schools or local nonprofit agencies.
JOB, Volunteer and Internship Opportunities
JOb search strategies
HealthCare CAreer Center
The Workforce 1 Healthcare Career Center located at LaGuardia Community College is a resource for New Yorkers- and especially CUNY students- engaged in a healthcare-related job search. Free resources include workshops and recruiting events. Onsite interviews are scheduled for health jobs each week.