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Private colleges award 55 percent of the degrees in health professions in New York every year. There are 83 private colleges with health professions programs in New York. In addition to Nursing and Medicine, these programs include Chiropractic, Dentistry, Optometry, Public Health, and many others. 

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that demand for health practitioners will increase by 15 percent between 2019 and 2029. Thirteen of the 30 fastest growing occupations in the country are in health-related fields and those fields will add more than 1.7 million jobs by 2029. 

Sources: IPEDS, completions in registered and practical nursing at 2-year and 4-year institutions; BLS projections 2019 to 2029, includes nursing.