These Career Fields Are on the Rise in Westchester


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Want to move into an industry that’s on the up and up? These five career fields have serious growth potential in Westchester County.

In Westchester County, there are a number of career fields that are likely to see considerable growth in the coming years. Let’s take a look at the increasingly prosperous healthcare, financial services, clean energy, life sciences, and construction industries in Westchester.


The healthcare industry has a long history of success in Westchester County, and it’s just getting started. Looking ahead, the field is expected to see about two million new jobs over the next decade, according to the U.S. Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Overall employment in healthcare occupations is projected to grow by 13% between 2021 to 2031.

“Healthcare has been and will continue to be the leading growth sector in our region for the foreseeable future,” says Jason Chapin, the director of workforce development at the Westchester County Association (WCA). “The health and hospital systems comprise a key economic sector in Westchester County, generating $18 billion in economic impact and providing over 50,000 jobs.”

The WCA has a variety of healthcare training and job placement programs for people interested in entering the field. From 2015 to 2019, the WCA managed the federally-funded Jobs Waiting program that trained and placed more than 400 job seekers in healthcare jobs throughout the Hudson Valley, according to Chapin.

More recently, the WCA is managing the county-funded Healthcare Talent Pipeline Program. The program will train more than 200 people and place 150 job seekers in healthcare positions through 2025, with an emphasis on primary health and administrative careers. With funding assistance from New York State, the WCA also has partnerships with colleges, BOCES members, hospitals, and medical groups to help train people for careers in healthcare.

“Major hospital systems like Northwell, Montefiore, NYP, and WMCHealth as well as medical groups like Summit Health and ENT & Allergy Associates and health centers like Open Door Family Medical Center and Westchester Neighborhood Health Center continue to grow because they serve a growing and aging population who can receive high-quality care in Westchester without having to go to New York City,” says Chapin.

Financial Services

Careers in financial services and business are expected to grow over the next decade. According to the BLS, the industry is expected to grow 7% from 2021 to 2031, which will result in about 715,100 new jobs. Thousands of people living in Westchester are employed in financial service careers, according to Chapin.


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