Many Immigrants Move to Upstate New York To Work in Health Care Field, Study Finds
Immigrants who moved to upstate New York are predominately highly educated individuals who obtained jobs in the health care sector, science and research fields, according to a study by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the Utica Observer-Dispatch reports.
According to the study, Asians make up the largest number of immigrants moving to upstate New York, and most work as doctors or scientists. Deepak Buch, a physician who emigrated from India, said many such immigrants are helping fill a shortage of health care professionals in the region. As a result, the local health care community has become more diverse, according to the Observer-Dispatch.
According to the report, "Upstate firms are taking advantage of the specialized skills of the more highly educated immigrants in ways that potentially complement the skills of native-born workers." The report also said that immigrants who are less educated than their counterparts often are competing with native-born upstate New Yorkers for jobs (Sinha, Utica Observer-Dispatch, 11/6).
The study is available online.