Paths to the Professions: Careers in the Licensed Professions

The New York State Education Department's Office of the Professions, under the direction of the Board of Regents, regulates the practice of over 50 professions in New York State.

These are the learned professions that support our physical and mental health; the safety and integrity of our buildings, bridges, and other features and systems 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.

Interested? Explore New York’s licensed professions!


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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.

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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 Science

Design and STEM career cluster link

Design & STEM


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Last Updated: November 20, 2018