Tuesday, February 2, 2016

The Regional Foreign-Born Self-Employed Workforce: 2014

Of the nearly 13,000 employed foreign-born workers in the Herkimer-Oneida Counties region, about 7%, or roughly 900, are self-employed. Below is a breakdown of the top 10 occupations for these foreign-born self-employed workers. You can click the graph to enlarge it.


Because several people have asked about the "Lab Technicians" category, the actual title of the NAICS category is “Medical, Dental, and Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians”. The definition includes:
  • Dental Laboratory Technicians: Construct and repair full or partial dentures or dental appliances. Excludes "Dental Assistants";
  • Medical Appliance Technicians: Construct, fit, maintain, or repair medical supportive devices, such as braces, orthotics and prosthetic devices, joints, arch supports, and other surgical and medical appliances;
  • Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians: Cut, grind, and polish eyeglasses, contact lenses, or other precision optical elements. Assemble and mount lenses into frames or process other optical elements. Includes precision lens polishers or grinders, centerer-edgers, and lens mounters. Excludes "Opticians, Dispensing".