Paths to the Professions: Careers in the Licensed Professions

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Paths to the Professions features over 50 professions that are the responsibility of the New York State Education Department's Office of the Professions.

These are the learned professions that support:
  • our physical and mental health

  • the safety and integrity of our buildings, bridges, and other features of the built environment;

  • the accuracy of financial and court records, and much more.

Earning a professional license takes hard work and dedication, but the personal and professional rewards are great. New York’s licensed professionals make a difference!

Other Professions and Occupations:

  • Teacher certification: visit the Pathways to Certification page maintained by the Department's Office of Higher Education.

  • Visit the State Department of Labor for a comprehensive list of all State-licensed occupations.

Interested? Explore New York’s licensed professions!

Explore by Interest

Take the interest profiler at My Next Move to measure your preferences in 6 interest areas. Use your results to explore this chart and find the licensed profession that best fits your personality profile and desired education level.

My Next Move

Explore by Career Cluster

Health Sciences career cluster link

Health Sciences

Business Professions career cluster link

Business Professions

Behavioral/Social Science career cluster link

Behavior/Social Sciences

Design and STEM career cluster link

Design & STEM


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Last Updated: May 10, 2022