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Tuesday, July 15, 2008
  All About the Eastern Mass MA Job Market
Eastern Massachusetts is home to Boston, the capital and largest city in MA. Home of the Red Sox, Boston Tea Party, and Harvard, Boston is home to over a half million residents. Boston’s population grows to over 1.2 million during the daytime, due to commuters traveling in for work. Although Boston is an expensive city to live in, its many colleges and universities funnel educational jobs as well as high tech health care sector, biotechnology, and finance jobs. Boston is so rich in colleges and universities that it is sometimes called “The Athens of America.”

Demographics wise, the city is very diverse. According to the census, the white population is 53.5%, Hispanics make up 15.5%, people of Irish descent form the largest single ethnic group in the city, making up 15.8% of the population, and Italians, account for 8.3% of the population. In Boston, the median income per capita is $37,435 (males) and $32,421 (females).

Healthcare opportunities abound in the Boston/ East Mass area. According to the Office of Extramural Health, Boston received the #1 amount of funding from the National Institute of Health in 2004: 1,573,996,690. Major companies in the city are: Liberty Mutual, Procter and Gamble, New Balance, and Teradyne. There are many jobs in Eastern Mass to be had, as long as one looks in the right place.

An article by the Boston Globe entitled “Recession Proof Jobs” provides some valuable advice on how to stay on top in today’s tumultuous job market. Some of the top recession proof jobs, according to the article include:

1. Teachers/Educators
2. Computer Security Specialists
3. IT Professionals
4. Military
5. Energy & Environment Services

Whenever you are searching for your next Eastern Mass job, be sure to check out Jobs in Boston & Cape Cod, and you may find something that will turn into more than just another job: a career.

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