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

Explore the Health Science Professions


Smiling nurse

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 Athletic Training Audiology
Chiropractic Clinical Laboratory Technology Dentistry
Dietetics-Nutrition Massage Therapy Medical Physics
Medicine Midwifery Nursing
Occupational Therapy Ophthalmic Dispensing Optometry
Pathologists' Assistant Perfusion Pharmacy
Physical Therapy Podiatry Polysomnographic Technology
Respiratory Therapy Speech-Language Pathology Veterinary Medicine


Explore the Behavioral Health and Social Science Professions


Man having counseling

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

Mental Health Practitioners


Social Work


Explore the Business Professions


Three people having a business meeting

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  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 Engineering Geology
Interior Design Land Surveying Landscape Architecture

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