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What’s Booming in Syracuse: Top Job Opportunities in Syracuse, New York

What’s Booming in Syracuse: Top Job Opportunities in Syracuse, New York

Just graduated? Moving, and looking for the best job opportunities in Syracuse?  You need to know the best job prospects in Central New York – specifically Syracuse. 

With a combined figure of 35 percent, the educational service sector and healthcare assistance are the top two industries providing jobs in city of Syracuse.



The healthcare service sector has seen a spurt in 2015 compared to 2014 with a total of 11, 519 people currently employed.

With Upstate Medical University and Crouse to name a few, Syracuse can boast of some of the best health care providers in the Central New York region.

As of 2015, the healthcare sector provides roughly 20 percent of the total jobs in the city.

While healthcare assistance saw a minor rise in job generation, education services saw a minor fall.

Currently, the education services employs 8, 706 people in the city.

Apart from health and education, accommodation and food service is another common industry in terms of jobs. 

In terms of highest paying industries, management, enterprises and utilities make it to the top two.

Educational services remain one of the least paying jobs in the industry.


If occupation is an index, then the most common type of occupation is administrative services with 8, 309 people currently involved.

Going by the occupational index, legal services, architecture and engineering remain the most lucrative jobs in Syracuse.

While maintenance services is one of the least paying jobs in the city.

The city witnessed a growth of 0.87 percent in terms of employment generation, with 57, 313 employees as of 2015.

Syracuse has been able to generate a high number of employees in education and healthcare services.

Compared to other regions, the education and healthcare service, according to the United States Census Bureau, has generated more jobs which is unusual. 


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