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Top 15 High Demand Jobs in Brookline, Home of Medical Miracles and Pitch Slapped

Updated on April 10, 2013
Hellenic College and Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology. One of many displays of arts and culture in Brookline MA.
Hellenic College and Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology. One of many displays of arts and culture in Brookline MA. | Source

Pitch Slapped - Good Girls Go Bad

Unique Colleges for the Arts

Berklee College of Music is the largest independent college of contemporary music in the world, located just northeast of the Brookline suburb in Boston.

Berklee sent its acapella champions Pitch Slapped to TV’s Sing Off for the December 6th premier show of 2010. They shared the stage with an original 1960s street corner a capella singer Jerry Lawson and his current group Talk of the Town and the 2010 edition of the original Yale Whiffenpoofs. A gospel group called Committed sang pop music for the first time and brought the audience to its feet; and a 15-man singing fraternity from University of Oregon did Lady Gaga's Bad Romance with awesome choreography to match (video at end of this Hub). It was a historic television show, but Pitch Slapped is an acapella group that continues year to year, adding new memebrs as older one graduated from Berklee.

Above, right is the number that Pitch Slapped did for Sing Off, from their 2010 national competition in which they took 2nd place overall.

Ben Folds Presents: University a Cappella!
Ben Folds Presents: University a Cappella!

A capella singing groups from colleges in the USA.


Local Area Post-Secondary Education

  1. Berklee College of Music - (see map below)
  2. Boston University
  3. Boston College
  4. Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis
  5. Harvard University and Medical School - Boston
  6. Hellenic College - Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology
  7. Newbury College
  8. Pine Manor College
  9. The New England Institute of Art -
  10. Wheelock College


The Brookline Area

Brookline MA:
Brookline, MA, USA

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Newton MA:
Newton, MA, USA

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Berklee College of Music and Pitch Slapped:
1140 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02115, USA

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Muddy River MA:
Muddy River, Boston, MA, USA

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Brookline's original name was Muddy River.

Charles River MA:
Charles River Basin, Massachusetts, USA

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Boston MA:
Boston, MA, USA

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Personality of Culture

Residents and visitors say that Brookline has a different “personality” from that of Boston, largely upscale, but urban as well as suburban. According to Sperling Best Places home pages, the median household income and home values are high in 2010, at $86,391 and $467,480, respectively. Some residents post on Internet bulletin boards that the housing is high-cost, but an automobile is not necessary with the effective mass transit and the number and types of amenities found in Brookline. Chain stores are not big here, but one-of-a-kind places are. Residents also say the suburb is low-crime and very safe.

Although densely populated with a little over 54,000 residents, the city does not allow on street parking overnight anywhere in town. Brookline is, in fact, an inner suburb, because Boston surrounds it on three sides; yet, it refuses annexation by the larger city. In addition to a dense city population, Brookline supports a working farm for a rural accent in addition to the oldest country club in the nation, a city golf course and green spaces over looking Boston. It also supports at least five pedestrian-friendly malls.

Brookline High School is a fascinating educational facility that instructs pupils from over 50 different countries, many of which live in Boston and some of which are at-risk youth given a special opportunity to attend. As of 2000, nearly 1/5 of this high school population was Asian, reflecting the insurgence of Asian talent into the American business and educational systems. At the same time, about 10% were African America and 6% Hispanic. The Brookline school system overall spends twice the average US expenditure on each student and, while the teacher to pupil ratio is only about 1 to 11.

Background for Success

Brookline, Massachusetts ranks 39 out of 100 Best Places to Live in America by CNN Money Magazine online in 2010. Located in Norfolk County, it is the birthplace of US President John F. Kennedy and Senator Robert Kennedy; and a major tourist attraction for historical and entertainment reasons. One major accomplishment of th eBrookline area is that is is home to an enormous number of scientific and medical breakthroughs and hundreds of topics of related research to improve the health of humans and animals in America and worldwide. Brookline has become a Wonderland of medicine.

Located to other Best Places to Live, Waltham and Newton, Brookline benefits from its proximity to the Boston area labor market and an effective transportation system that includes well-maintained highways, water transportation, railways, and airports as well as a bus system, taxis, and hike/bike paths. Transportation effectiveness is primary to Brookline’s continued development, with over 107,000 jobs available in December 2010, 75% of them not even in December seasonal jobs.

Brookline is older than the United States, founded early and incorporated in 1705, and named for its brooks and streams. Native Americans of the Algonquian language group lived in what is now Brookline and Boston, before white settlers arrived in the 1600s. A major roadway from Boston ran through Brookline in the 1670s, likely following Native American and early horse/wagon trails. It brought retail trade and new residents to the area.

A turnpike followed in 1810 and became today’s State Route 9. Steam locomotive systems arrived for the most part in Brookline by about 1850, but the Boston and Worcester Railroad line originally ran around 1830 through the suburb. In the 21st Century, the railroad line runs parallel to the Massachusetts Turnpike.

Streetcars became popular in the later 1800s, but the railroads never lost their usefulness and attractiveness as mass transit. Next, Boston initiated an EL, or Elevated Railway System, over many of its streets, as Brookline became an inner suburb at the end of the new streetcar lines running from the larger city that surrounded it on three sides.

The Olmsted Homestead, a historic architectural site in Brookline.
The Olmsted Homestead, a historic architectural site in Brookline. | Source

Increase in Job Listings 2010 - 2012

Top 15 Hot Jobs

  1. Physical Therapists
  2. Registered Nurses
  3. Software Engineers
  4. Shift Supervisors
  5. Administrative Assistants
  6. Project Managers
  7. Baristas
  8. Occupational Therapists
  9. Financial Analysts
  10. Senior Software Engineers
  11. Business Analysts
  12. Cooks
  13. Salespeople
  14. Senior Accountants
  15. Sales Representatives


Economic Climate of the Boston Area

Across all Internet job sources in December 2010, 107,000+ job listings were found within 25 miles of Brookline.

Among the Top 15 Job Listings found most frequently, only two might be directly connected to Holiday Season hiring and those are Saleperson and Barista. The Cook listings might represent a third such listing, although business growth overall places dining services in hjigher demand as people become busier. However, a sure sign of economic well being and growth is the fact that Financial Analyst and Business Analyst are both high on the list.

One-third of job listings are located in nearby Boston (mainly in scientific and medical settings where numerous breakthroughs are developing), although 2,000 to 4,000 positions are open in each of Cambridge, Waltham, and Framingham, as well as in other suburbs.

Major Hiring Companies: Selected Highlights

1. Faulkner/Brigham and Women's Hospital: A respected teaching hospital at 1153 Centre Street in the Boston neighborhood of Jamaica Plain. The hospital serves adults and pediatric cases as well as cardiac patients. According to, the Top 10 Diagnoses treated at this hospital include Heart Failure, Bariatric Surgery (weight loss), Pneumonia, Appendectomy, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Gastrointestinal Bleed, Total Knee Replacement, Bowel Obstruction, Prostate removal, and Sepsis (systemic infection). Robotic Surgery is a new offering. Job Seekers can apply online at the Employment link on the home page.

2. IBM

3. CyberCoders Engineering

4. Deloitte

5. Harvard University and Medical Centers - Consistently ranked a Top 10 University in America.

6. EMC - Data/network storage, management, recovery.

7. Kforce Professional Staffing

8. Boston University

9. Beyondtek IT

10. Staples

11. Genzyme - One of the top five largest biotechnology companies in the world.

12. Winter, Wyman

13. Massachusetts General Hospital

14. Children's Hospital Boston - Interestingly, the hospital's Dr. Michael Rich advises parents against promoting the inaccurate stereotypes created for Thanksgiving. The hospital is looking for ways to prevent childhood obesity even before birth and is operating research in a number of vital areas that affect children and youth.

15. Oracle

16. Kelly Engineering Resources

17. Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center - A research partner of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School.

18. Dana-Farber Cancer Institute - A well known Comprehensive Cancer Center of the National Cancer Institue of the US Federal Government. The Insitute's Ronald DePinho, MD, discussed his work regarding aging on NPR's On Point on December 3, 2010. See the related important article on HubPages at Reverse Aging for Health. This cancer institute conducts ongoing clinical trials in the research, prevention, and treatment of cancer for which you or someone you know may be elligible; check here at Clinical Trials. Search the link at Research Advances to see the amazing medical miracles that are occurring at Dana-Farber.

19. Osram Sylvania, A Siemens Company - Seimans is the Number One Maker of hearing adis in the world and can print individually prescribed parts from a computer for a client.

20. MIT Lincoln Laboratory

21. Robert Half Finance & Accounting US

22. Starbucks

23. Biogen Idec - Development of treatments for cancers, multiple sclerosis, and other disorders; a $4 Billion Fortune 500 Company.

24. Northeastern University - Innovative school with studies in bullying, co-ops in Antartica, and other unique programs. One department is experimenting with tattoos that can monitor body Chenmistry.

25. Tufts Medical Center - A top Academic Medical Center and teaching hospital for Tufts University in Boston. The medical center's Floating Hospital for Children features a comprehensive range of pediatric services from prevention and primary care, the most sophisticated cutting edge treatments and a focus on rare and unusual conditions. Visit

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      Support Med. 

      8 years ago from Michigan

      Great student/teacher ratio at the school!! You always give such good info for those who are looking to relocate during these economic times. Great leads they can research and possibly become employed with a change of residence and the school info is an added plus. v/r

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      Prem Jhaa 

      8 years ago

      Hi All,

      It is a very lick video clip

      Thank you

    • Patty Inglish, MS profile imageAUTHOR

      Patty Inglish MS 

      8 years ago from USA. Member of Asgardia, the first space nation, since October 2016

      Thsi was fun to write, sicne tehre is so much talent in Oregon!

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      Hello, hello, 

      8 years ago from London, UK

      Thank you for an informative hub of American geography and history.

    • Patty Inglish, MS profile imageAUTHOR

      Patty Inglish MS 

      8 years ago from USA. Member of Asgardia, the first space nation, since October 2016

      The guys are great and one of the leads reminds me of Meatloaf. I'll be watching Wed 12/8 and hope they stay another week.

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      India Arnold 

      8 years ago from Northern, California

      This hub rocks Patty! I caught just the ending to "SING OFF" last night and was very disappointed that I hadn't caught the UO performance. So, finding them right here in your article was a true bonus for me! Ever since seeing it, I have been addicted to the TV show Glee. It brought to me a new appreciation for ensemble music groups. I have fallen in love again with the makers of joy, and right here within your work. It is going to be battle to grab those top 15 jobs in Brookline now that you did such a great research hub and background on "Pitch Slapped" fresh from Brookline! UP, hope you don't mind but this is a sharing hub! and totally awesome, for sure! ;)



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