Bronx, NY Career Guide: Top Growing Careers in Bronx, New York


Bronx, NY, was originally a Dutch and English settlement that later became a part of Westchester County. By 1895, all of Bronx had been incorporated into New York County, becoming one of the five boroughs of New York City as well. In 1997, the National Civic League designated the Bronx as an 'All-America City'. The U.S. Census put the population of Bronx, NY, at approximately 1.47 million as of July 2017.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that the New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA (MSA), including the Bronx, had a civilian labor force of approximately 10 million and an unemployment rate of 4.4% as of March 2018. The New York-Newark-Jersey City region had a reported $30.23 average hourly wage for all occupations as of May 2017.

Largest Employers

The most recent online figures available are from Crain's New York Business, which found that the following were the largest employers in New York City in 2017. As one of the five boroughs of New York City, Bronx is included. Some of the largest employers include city, state and federal governments, in addition to hospitals, banks and universities.

  • City of New York
  • New York City Department of Education
  • U.S. Government
  • State of New York
  • Metropolitan Transportation Authority
  • Northwell Health
  • JP Morgan Chase and Company
  • New York-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Mt. Sinai Health System
  • Macy's

Fastest-Growing Industries

The New York State Department of Labor projected that the following will be among the fastest-growing industries in New York City, which includes the Bronx, over the 2014-2024 decade. These industries have been projected to experience at least 20% growth over the ten-year period.

  • Ambulatory Health Care Services
  • Accommodation, including Hotels and Motels
  • Personal and Laundry Services
  • Specialty Trade Contractors
  • Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries
  • Food Services and Drinking Places
  • Food Manufacturing
  • Specialty Trade Contractors
  • Nonstore Retailers

Top-Growing Careers

The New York State Department of Labor also made projections for the 2014-2014 decade regarding the top-growing careers for New York City, including the Bronx. The following are a few of the careers with the highest growth in the city; these occupations have all been forecasted to experience at least 30% growth over the decade.

  • Web Developers
  • Operations Research Analysts
  • Biomedical Engineers
  • Postsecondary Teachers in the Health Specialties; Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement; and Law
  • Interpreters and Translators
  • Home Health Aides
  • Restaurant Cooks
  • Brickmasons and Blockmasons
  • Helpers for Electricians and for Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
  • Ambulance Drivers and Attendants (except EMTs)
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