The healthcare and technology sectors in New York, NY provide 45% of the city’s job postings in 2014 and the openings will increase by 15% by 2019. Unfortunately, young people do not have the skills to fill these jobs. The problem, JPMorgan asserts, is that there is not enough training for these middle level positions. If training matched demand, many unemployed and low wage workers could enter higher paying jobs with potential for advancement. Employers would have the staff to allow them to grow their businesses. Training can be obtained through high school vocational programs and through the City University.
The healthcare industry has a large number of job openings. President Obama’s Affordable Care Act has enabled more people to have healthcare, in turn, placing a demand on health services and providers. Those seeking employment in health administration or in electronic records will find great opportunity with a good chance of advancement.
Here are some job titles worth looking into.
Registered Nurse: This occupation has a good wage at over $40 per hour. Demand is big but schools are full. While hospitals may require a BSN, RN jobs outside of hospitals may not. LPN’s are not as in demand. It seems that Registered Nurse is the entry level title to nursing now.
Medical Billing: This job does not even require an Associate’s degree. It does, however, require a certification.
Medical Coder and Coder Supervisor: These two jobs are obtained via an Associate’s Degree.
Giant opportunities in technology are evident by the number of job postings online in 2014. There were over 5,000 postings for Computer User Support Specialists alone. Places to find high demand Information Security Analysts, Computer Systems Analysts, Software and Web Developers, Programmers, Database Administrators, and Network and Computer Systems Administrators tech jobs are in the finance and insurance sectors. The other notable sector providing IT jobs in NYC is Computer and Information Services.
hile most people in this field hold Bachelor’s degrees, employers say that the BA or BS degree is not necessary. For instance, one entry level job, help desk technician, can be obtained with certifications such as A+ Technician or Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer.
While there are great opportunities in the job market in locations in the five boroughs and the counties of Bronx, Kings, New York, Queens, and Richmond , you can only win one if you have the right skills. Organizations in New York City are taking great steps to provide training, however, not everyone knows about education opportunities and workforce programs. In order to become employable, you must be motivated and take your own initiative and actions to find and obtain training. For more information about this topic, read the JPMorgan Chase Report, especially Appendix B. https://www.jpmorganchase.com/corporate/Corporate-Responsibility/document/54841-JPMC-GAP-REP-AW6.pdf