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Explore all of New York’s licensed professions, or pick a category that interests you:

Health Sciences | Behavioral Health and Social Science
Business Professions | Design and STEM


Explore the Health Science Professions

Smiling healthcare professionals

Students in the health professions prepare for careers that promote health and wellness through planning, managing, and providing therapeutic and/or diagnostic services. Many health professionals work directly with patients to provide care and treatment. Other health professionals work behind-the-scenes with no direct patient contact; these professionals specialize in performing tests to help detect, diagnose, and treat diseases and injuries.

See also: Behavioral Health and Social Science Professions

Acupuncture profile link


Athletic Training profile link

Athletic Training

Audiology profile link


Chiropractic profile link


Clinical Laboratory Technology profile link

Clinical Laboratory Technology

Dentistry profile link


Dietetics-Nutrition profile link


Massage Therapy profile link

Massage Therapy

Medical Physics profile link

Medical Physics

Medicine profile link


Midwifery profile link


Nursing profile link


Occupational Therapy profile link

Occupational Therapy

Ophthalmic Dispensing profile link

Ophthalmic Dispensing

Optometry profile link


Pathologists' Assistant profile link

Pathologists' Assistant

Perfusion profile link


Pharmacy profile link


Physical Therapy profile link

Physical Therapy

Podiatry profile link


Polysomnographic Technology profile link

Polysomnographic Technology

Respiratory Therapy profile link

Respiratory Therapy

Speech-Language Pathology profile link

Speech-Language Pathology

Veterinary Medicine profile link

Veterinary Medicine


Explore the Behavioral Health and Social Science Professions

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Students in the behavioral health and social science professions prepare for careers in counseling, mental health, and family and community services. Professionals in these fields assist individuals, families, and groups who may be dealing with mental or physical illness, substance and physical abuse, stress, problems with family relationships, and other personal issues. Care is provided in hospitals and clinics, schools, and community and private settings.

Applied Behavior Analysis profile link

Applied Behavior Analysis

Mental Health Practitioners profile link

Mental Health Practitioners

Psychology profile link


Social Work profile link

Social Work


Explore the Business Professions

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Students in the licensed business fields prepare for careers that involve planning, organizing, evaluating, and documenting business and administrative operations. These professionals may evaluate organizations by compiling, evaluating, and attesting to the accuracy and completeness of financial records and operations. Other professionals in this field specialize in documenting proceedings to create records and make them accessible.

Certified Shorthand Reporting profile link

Certified Shorthand Reporting

Public Accountancy profile link

Public Accountancy


Explore the Design and STEM Professions

Two people with hard hats review building plans

Students in these fields prepare for careers in designing and planning the built environment (including buildings, other structures, and land), scientific research, and other technical services. Professionals in these fields apply concepts from math and science in a real work context to build systems, structures, and our understanding of the physical world.

Architecture profile link


Engineering profile link


Geology profile link


Interior Design profile link

Interior Design

Land Surveying profile link

Land Surveying

Landscape Architecture profile link

Landscape Architecture

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Last Updated: May 10, 2022