New York Writers: Schools and Careers

Career Information for Writers in New York

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Fast Facts for Writers in New York

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: New York, Syracuse and Albany
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Rochester, Poughkeepsie and Buffalo
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: New York, Nassau and Buffalo

Salaries for Writers in New York

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Poughkeepsie, New York and Nassau

Schools for Writers in New York are listed below.

Selected Writing Schools in New York

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More New York Writing Schools

School Name Campus Highest Award Enrolled
Adelphi University Garden City Doctorate 8,308
Alfred University Alfred Doctorate 2,436
Barnard College New York Bachelor 2,346
CUNY Bernard M Baruch College New York Masters 16,097
CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College New York Associate 19,259
CUNY Brooklyn College Brooklyn Masters 16,087
CUNY City College New York Masters 14,392
CUNY College of Staten Island Staten Island Doctorate 12,517
CUNY Hunter College New York Doctorate 20,845
CUNY Lehman College Bronx Masters 10,922
CUNY Medgar Evers College Brooklyn Bachelor 5,550
CUNY Queens College Flushing Masters 18,728
CUNY York College Jamaica Masters 6,727
Canisius College Buffalo Masters 4,984
Cayuga County Community College Auburn Associate 4,050
Cazenovia College Cazenovia Bachelor 1,084
Colgate University Hamilton Masters 2,841
College of Mount Saint Vincent Bronx Masters 1,810
Columbia University in the City of New York New York Doctorate & First Professional 22,655
Concordia College Bronxville Bachelor 708
Cornell University Ithaca Doctorate & First Professional 19,800
D'Youville College Buffalo Doctorate 3,018
Daemen College Amherst Doctorate 2,511
Dominican College of Blauvelt Orangeburg Doctorate 1,931
Dowling College Oakdale Doctorate 5,833
Elmira College Elmira Masters 1,624
Farmingdale State College Farmingdale Bachelor 6,447
Fordham University Bronx Doctorate & First Professional 14,448
Hamilton College Clinton Bachelor 1,842
Hartwick College Oneonta Bachelor 1,537
Hilbert College Hamburg Bachelor 1,046
Hobart William Smith Colleges Geneva Masters 2,009
Hofstra University Hempstead Doctorate 12,490
Hudson Valley Community College Troy Associate 12,296
Iona College New Rochelle Masters 4,323
Ithaca College Ithaca Doctorate 6,660
Keuka College Keuka Park Masters 1,629
Le Moyne College Syracuse Masters 3,508
Long Island University-Brooklyn Campus Brooklyn Doctorate & First Professional 8,174
Long Island University-C W Post Campus Brookville Doctorate 8,361
Long Island University-Riverhead Riverhead Masters 215
Manhattan College Bronx Masters 3,471
Manhattanville College Purchase Masters 3,023
Marist College Poughkeepsie Masters 5,727
Marymount Manhattan College New York Bachelor 1,895
Medaille College Buffalo Masters 2,929
Mercy College Dobbs Ferry Doctorate 8,628
Molloy College Rockville Centre Masters 3,831
Mount Saint Mary College Newburgh Masters 2,588
Nazareth College Rochester Doctorate 3,185
New York Institute of Technology-Manhattan Campus New York Doctorate 2,547
New York Institute of Technology-Old Westbury Old Westbury Doctorate & First Professional 8,481
New York University New York Doctorate & First Professional 41,783
Niagara University Niagara University Masters 4,116
Nyack College Nyack Masters & First Professional 3,250
Onondaga Community College Syracuse Associate 10,637
Pace University-New York New York Doctorate & First Professional 12,912
Pratt Institute-Main Brooklyn Masters 4,830
Purchase College Purchase Masters 4,251
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Troy Doctorate 6,566
Roberts Wesleyan College Rochester Masters 1,871
Rochester Institute of Technology Rochester Doctorate 14,849
Russell Sage College Troy Bachelor 682
SUNY College at Brockport Brockport Masters 8,303
SUNY College at Buffalo Buffalo Masters 10,993
SUNY College at Cortland Cortland Masters 7,056
SUNY College at New Paltz New Paltz Masters 7,690
SUNY College at Oneonta Oneonta Masters 5,893
SUNY College at Oswego Oswego Masters 8,660
SUNY College at Plattsburgh Plattsburgh Masters 6,259
SUNY College at Potsdam Potsdam Masters 4,338
SUNY Institute of Technology at Utica-Rome Utica Masters 2,828
SUNY at Albany Albany Doctorate 17,684
SUNY at Binghamton Binghamton Doctorate 14,435
SUNY at Fredonia Fredonia Masters 5,450
SUNY at Geneseo Geneseo Masters 5,548
Sage College of Albany Albany Doctorate 1,987
Saint Bonaventure University Saint Bonaventure Masters 2,406
Saint John Fisher College Rochester Doctorate 3,793
Saint Josephs College-Main Campus Brooklyn Masters 1,252
Saint Josephs College-Suffolk Campus Patchogue Masters 3,911
Saint Thomas Aquinas College Sparkill Masters 2,238
Sarah Lawrence College Bronxville Masters 1,700
Siena College Loudonville Bachelor 3,217
Skidmore College Saratoga Springs Masters 2,863
St Lawrence University Canton Masters 2,319
St. Francis College Brooklyn Heights Masters 2,321
St. John's University-New York Queens Doctorate 20,096
Stony Brook University Stony Brook Doctorate & First Professional 23,347
Suffolk County Community College Selden Associate 22,092
Syracuse University Syracuse Doctorate & First Professional 19,084
Teachers College at Columbia University New York Doctorate 4,996
The College of New Rochelle New Rochelle Masters 6,226
The College of Saint Rose Albany Masters 4,949
The New School New York Doctorate 9,659
Tompkins-Cortland Community College Dryden Associate 3,213
Touro College New York Doctorate 17,129
Union College Schenectady Schenectady Bachelor 2,177
University at Buffalo Buffalo Doctorate & First Professional 28,054
University of Rochester Rochester Doctorate & First Professional 9,334
Vassar College Poughkeepsie Masters 2,451
Wagner College Staten Island Masters 2,294
Wells College Aurora Bachelor 552
Yeshiva University New York Doctorate & First Professional 6,358

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Writers

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for New York. A table below the map shows job popularity and salaries across the state.

Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Writers relative to the population of the city, as of 2008. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

A Relative Popularity of 1.0 means that the city has an average number of the particular job, for its population, compared to the rest of the US. Higher numbers mean proportionally more jobs of that type.

Metro Area Jobs Salary

New York

Albany 150 $54570 1.1
Schenectady 150 $54570 1.1
Troy 150 $54570 1.1
Ithaca 40 $63590 2.4
Buffalo 130 $49520 0.79
Cheektowaga 130 $49520 0.79
Niagara Falls 130 $49520 0.79
Rochester 130 $67520 0.82
Syracuse 60 $42150 0.68
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