• WNY Career Statistics

    With Buffalo's revitalization and growing economy, the region's career opportunities are growing. It's CSAT mission to inform alumni of where to look for those opportunities.
    Advanced Manufacturing:
    The manufacturing sector is the region's third largest employer. For every $1.00 that goes into manufacturing, another $1.48 is added to the economy, the highest multiplier effect of any economic sector. Check out these interesting statistics from the Department of Labor:
    • 17,000 advanced manufacturing jobs will open through 2020.
    • 5,000 of them will be seven critical manufacturing roles:
         -   CNC machinist
         -   Quality Assurance Inspector
         -   Industrial Electrician
         -   Welder
         -   Industrial Maintenance Mechanic
         -   Electro-Mechanical Technician
         -   Production Manager
    • Many manufacturing training programs have 100% placement.
    • The average manufacturing worker in WNY earned $71,624, including pay and benefits in 2011. The average worker in all industries earned $50,800.

    Health and Life Sciences:
    Thanks to the expansion of Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, the 120 acre-site has created a huge employment growth in the medical sector. With continuing expansion planned, the field will continue to grow!

    • Currently, there are 12,000 employees at the BNMC, up from 7,000 in 2002. By 2016, projections are more than 17,000.
    • The campus hosts Roswell Cancer Institute, Buffalo General Hospital, the University at Buffalo's Clinical and Translational Research Center, the Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute, and Kaleida Health's recently completed Gates Vascular Institute.
    • In the next several years, Women's and Children's Hospital, a UB medical school, Catholic Health System's headquarters will be built, along with an expansion of Roswell Park Cancer Institute and much more.