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Career Maps

Explore Career Progressions in

Marketing & Advertising

Film & TV

   

Business & Accounting

Software Development

   

Bookkeeping & Accounting

Tech Support

   

Cooks and Chefs

Home Health Aide

   

Medical Assistants

Methodology

   
   
   
 


Understanding how people actually progress in their careers can help you plan your future. To offer a more accurate depiction of common career paths that exist in and around the NYC metro area, we analyzed online work histories and interviewed industry representatives with intimidate knowledge of hiring practices and talents demands.

Professionally printed versions of these Career Maps may be available upon request. For professional prints, please email either Jaclyn Kelly or Laila Alsbahi.

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Marketing & Advertising

(Released March 2019)
 

 

We experience marketing and adertising every day. We may be riding the subway, using an app on a phone, watching TV, or listenign to a podcast. We take in information through multiple media. Marketing activities are designed to spread the word about a product or service. There are many audiences, including consumers and other businesses. Marketing tries to increase awareness of and desire for a brand. It tries to get people to choose one product or service over the competition. Advertising is one out of many marketing methods. Others are public relations (PR), market research, social media, and customer service.

Written and designed with support from The New York City Department of Education, this Career Map: Marketing and Advertising, shows the typical experiences of people who work in the marketing and adversting industries.

  • Click here to view the 11" x 17" career progression diagram 
  • Click here to view the single-sided 8.5" x 11" version of the map


This career map was made possible with support from the NYC Department of Education.

 

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Film & TV

(Released March 2019)
 

 

New York City is a worldwide magnet for film and TV production, and the industry is an important part of the city’s image and economy. Think of all the movies and TV shows made and set in New York City. Remember how many times you have walked by a movie or TV show while it was being filmed on New York City streets. Many people move to New York City specifically to work in film and television. There are multiple careers in film and television, both on-screen and off-screen.

Written and designed with support from The New York City Department of Education, this Career Map: Film and TV Behind-the-Scenes, shows the typical experiences of people who work behind the scenes in the film and TV. 

  • Click here to view the 11" x 17" career progression diagram 
  • Click here to view the single-sided 8.5" x 11" version of the map
 This career map was made possible with support from the NYC Department of Education

 


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Business & Accounting

(Released March 2019)
 

 

Businesses and organizations of every type and size need people to help them function and grow. This sphere of jobs includes the people who keep track of finances, conduct administrative and office management services, and handle purchasing and procurement. They keep track of income and expenses, making sure money comes in to pay bills and employees. They manage the flow of resources in an organization or business. They can work anywhere: for private companies, non-profits, or the government.

Written and designed with support from The New York City Department of Education, this Career Map: Business & Accounting, shows the typical experiences and trajectory of people who work in buisness and accounting. 

  • Click here to view the 11" x 17" career progression diagram 
  • Click here to view the single-sided 8.5" x 11" version of the map


This career map was made possible with support from the NYC Department of Education

 


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Software Development

(Released March 2019)
 

 

Computers and other smart devices are made up of hardware and software. Hardware includes all of the
physical parts of a device, like the power supply,data storage, and microprocessors. Software contains operating instructions that are stored and run by the hardware. Other names for software are programs or applications. Software includes operating systems—like Windows, Apple, and Google Android—and the applications that run on them— like word processors and games. Software applications can be run directly from a device or through a connection to the Internet.

Written and designed with support from The New York City Department of Education, this Career Map: Software Development, shows the typical experiences of people who work in software development. 
 

  • Click here to view the 11" x 17" career progression diagram 
  • Click here to view the single-sided 8.5" x 11" version of the map
 

This career map was made possible with support from the NYC Department of Education.

 


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Bookkeeping and Accounting

(Released October 2016)
 

 

More than 100,000 people in New York City work in the bookkeeping and accounting field, and these jobs are growing faster than the average for all jobs in the City. The New York City Labor Market Information Service is pleased to announce its latest Career Map: Bookkeeping and Accounting. Written and designed with support from Kingsborough Community College, this map shows the typical experiences of real people who started off as accounting clerks and bookkeepers in the New York City metropolitan area. There are two clear paths. On the first path, most people remain accounting clerks and bookkeepers or become supervisors, office managers or business managers. On the other path, about a quarter of those who had been accounting clerks and bookkeepers complete their bachelor’s degrees and become professional accountants, where pay is significantly higher. They may then move into different branches of accounting or specialty areas related to accounting.

  • Click here to view the 11" x 17" career progression diagram 
  • Click here to view the single-sided 8.5" x 11" version of the map
  • Click here to request professional prints of the map
 

This brochure was made possible with support from the CUNY Kingsborough Community College Center for Economic and Workforce Development.

 


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Tech Support and Beyond

(Released July 2016)
 

 

Technology is everywhere and so are tech jobs. With virtually everyone using computers, smartphones, tablets and other devices, demand continues to rise for people who can answer user questions and make sure that everything is operating smoothly. This Career Map for Tech Support and Beyond explores actual career progressions of people 5 to 10 years and 10 to 15 years after starting out as an IT Support Specialist/Technician, Desktop Support Technician, Help Desk Analyst, or in any other general entry level tech support position.

  • Click here to view the 11" x 17" career progression diagram 
  • Click here to view the single-sided 8.5" x 11" version of the map
  • Click here to request professional prints of the map
 

This brochure was made possible with support from the CUNY Kingsborough Community College Center for Economic and Workforce Development.

 

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Cooks and Chefs

(Released December 2014)
 

 

New York City is a culinary capital with large numbers of restaurants, hotels, cafeterias and gourmet food markets. Cooks and chefs work in all of these places. This Career Map for Cooks and Chefs explores actual career progressions of people 5 to 10 years and 10 to 15 years after getting their start in professional cooking.
 

  • Click here to view the 11" x 17" career progression diagram (coming soon)
  • Click here to view the single-sided 8.5" x 11" version of the map
  • Click here to view the double-sided 8.5" x 11" version of the map
  • Click here to view the companion piece
 

This brochure was made possible with support from the CUNY Kingsborough Community College Center for Economic and Workforce Development.

 

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Home Health Aides

(Released December 2014)
 

 

NYCLMIS is pleased to release a brand new Home Health Aide Career Map, prepared for the CUNY CareerPATH initiative.  This career map is based on the real-life experiences of people who have worked as home health aides in the New York metropolitan area. It shows actual career progressions 5 to 10 years and 10 to 15 years after starting work as a home health aide.
 

  • Click here to view the 11" x 17" career progression diagram
  • Click here to view the single-sided 8.5" x 11" version of the map
  • Click here to view the double-sided 8.5" x 11" version of the map
  • Click here to view the companion piece
 

This brochure was made possible with support from the CUNY Kingsborough Community College Center for Economic and Workforce Development.

 

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Medical Assisting

(Released February 2014)
 

 

This career map was the first that was based on the real-life experiences of people who have worked as Medical Assistants in New York State. The data shows that, while many Medical Assistants remain in the same type of work for at least five years, those who move into related careers can move in several different directions, including clinical health, health administration, technical health and clinical research.

This brochure was made possible with support from CUNY CareerPATH.

  • Click here to view the poster-size version of the map
  • Click here to view the companion piece
 

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Methodology

(Released October 2015)
 

 

Many career maps are based on long-held assumptions or the aspirations of the people who develop them, so the career trajectories they portray may not be those experienced in the workforce. The New York City Labor Market Information Service (NYCLMIS) and its colleagues at Kingsborough Community College and the City University of New York (CUNY) Office of Continuing Education and Workforce Development wanted to understand the way careers develop in the real world with the belief that this information could be used to improve the effectiveness of programs and services at CUNY.

NYCLMIS prepared A New Career Map Methodology Using Data from Online Work Histories to address frequently asked questions about the maps, report findings of the career mapping analysis that have not been published previously, and help labor market analysts in the public- and private sectors replicate this approach in other locations with other occupations.

 

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