Skip to content
Logo Careeronestop
careeronestop logo text print
your source for career exploration, training & jobs
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.
A proud partner of the american job center network.

Careers with Largest Employment
These are the occupations that employed the most people in 2016. You can view this list for any state by changing the location shown to the left.
We found 682 occupations in New York.
Rank Occupation
2016
 Employment
Earnings Typical Education
1
Retail Salespersons
328,480
Median wage is between $22,610 and $34,720 per yearNo formal educational credential
2
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive
218,470
Median wage is between $34,760 to $56,120 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
3
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
215,190
Median wage is between $22,610 and $34,720 per yearNo formal educational credential
4
Office Clerks, General
203,360
Median wage is between $22,610 and $34,720 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
5
Registered Nurses
198,400
Median wage is greater than $56,230 per yearBachelor's degree
6
Cashiers
196,130
Median wage is less than $22,330 per yearNo formal educational credential
7
Home Health Aides
191,120
N/AHigh school diploma or equivalent
8
Personal Care Aides
179,870
Median wage is less than $22,330 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
9
General and Operations Managers
168,870
Median wage is greater than $56,230 per yearBachelor's degree
10
Customer Service Representatives
163,940
Median wage is between $22,610 and $34,720 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent