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Jobs Double in Milton, Massachusetts

Updated on July 23, 2014
Lower Mills Village covers both sides of the Neponset River,  between Milton to the right and Boston (Dorchester) to the left. These structures are all part of the old Walter Baker Chocolate Factory.
Lower Mills Village covers both sides of the Neponset River, between Milton to the right and Boston (Dorchester) to the left. These structures are all part of the old Walter Baker Chocolate Factory.

Milton Job Boom 2009 - 2012 Continues

The Milton Job Market is hot. it has been hot and growing since 2009, right in the middle of the Recession of 2008 - 2010.

Job Growth in Milton MA Area:

  • Autumn 2009 : 57,000+ jobs advertised across all sources on the Internet.
  • June 2010: 78,000+ jobs advertised.
  • December 2012: 113,600+ jobs advertised.

Additional jobs are available offline with recruiters and employers that advertise elsewhere than in the Internet, and generally within the hidden job market.

The Healthcare Industry is a rapid job-producing concern in this market and one that will continue to expand to at least through the 2020s. As job listings in this area increase, Travel Nursing that incorporates increasing categories of health related professions will become vitally important. Travelers benefit from the offerings of higher wages, relocation/mortgage expenses, and benefits to workers that are willing to relocate for 12 weeks to a year in this busy region.

Historically, this region is even more important in healthcare, considering the fact that in the 1920s, senior citizens protested and marched against a nearby Boston hospital over the high cost of health care and demanded reforms, which were implemented.

Job Market Trends

The companies advertizing the most jobs include:

  1. Cybercoders
  2. Massachusetts General Hospital
  3. Harvard University
  4. Northeastern University
  5. Brigham and Women's Hospital
  6. Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  7. Mathworks
  8. Deloitte
  9. Liberty Mutual Insurance
  10. Randstad Technologies

The job titles in greatest demand include:

  1. Physicians
  2. Truck Drivers
  3. Software Engineers - Twice as many openings and the next job title on the list.
  4. Physical Therapists and Assistants
  5. Registered Nurses (RNs, including Travel Nurses)
  6. Project Managers (mostly IT)
  7. Administrative Assistants
  8. Business Analysts
  9. Mechanical Engineers
  10. Systems Engineers
  11. Manufacturing and Quality Engineers

Advertised Jobs Climb to Over 183,000 in July 2014

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Used with permission via website.Jobs remained at this percentage levels through 2014.
Used with permission via website.
Used with permission via website. | Source
Jobs remained at this percentage levels through 2014.
Jobs remained at this percentage levels through 2014. | Source

High Demand Occupations Expected to 2016

  1. Network Systems and IT Administrators - Increased 2009 - 2014.
  2. Home Health Aides
  3. Computer Software Engineers - Increased 2009 -2014.
  4. Veterinary Techs
  5. Biochemists and Biophysicists
  6. Veterinarians
  7. Pharmacy Technicians
  8. Social Services and Human Services Assistants
  9. Physical Therapy Assistants - Increased 2009 - 2014
  10. Media Artists/Animators - many of these could be in sciences and medicine.
  11. Microbiologists and Biotechnologists
  12. Health Educators - health, medical, health promotion education.
  13. Professionals in Mental Health and Substance Abuse
  14. Medical Assistants
  15. Medical Scientists - Increased 2009 - 2012.

Largest Employers In the Milton Area

  • Massachusetts General Hospital - Largest employer in Boston.
  • IBM
  • Boston University - 6th largest employer in Boston.
  • Harvard University - 2nd largest employer in Cambridge.
  • Children's Hospital Boston - 3rd largest employer in Boston.
  • Cybercoders
  • Caritas Christi Health Care Systems
  • Deloitte
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital - 2nd largest employer.
  • Genzyme
  • Northeastern University
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  • Vertex Pharmaceuticals
  • Biogen Idec
  • Caritas Christi Health Care
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - largest employer in Cambridge.
  • Liberty Mutual Group - Insurance and Financial Products - 4th largest mployer in Boston.
  • Boston Public Schools
  • Milton Hospital
  • Curry College - Milton

Milton: Southern Suburb Of Boston

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Number Five Best Place

Money Magazine in 2009 featured Milton as the 5th Best Place to Live in America. The town moved up from 7th place among the Top 10 in 2007.

Located just under 10 miles south from Boston on I-93, Milton is a quickly growing suburb with access to equal numbers of jobs within a 25-mile radius equivalent to Boston itself. Within even just 5 miles of Milton are over 16,000 job listings.

In addition to this, the Boston area was allocated nearly $5,000,000 in ARRA fuding from the federal government.

Major Nearby Job Locations:

Boston, Braintree. Quincy. Chestnut Hill. Dorchester, MA Milton, North Milton. Jamaica Plain. Dedham. West Roxbury. Roslindale. Hyde Park. Mattapan. Canton, and others.

Location: Norfolk County

Historic Chocolate

Revolutionary History

Milton emerged from a very old settlement in Massachusetts dating back to some of the chronologically oldest exploring expeditions to the New World. Milton had been part of another community, Dorchester, before breaking off to develop its own identity. However, Dorchester borders Milton on the North and Hyde Park borders it on the West today.

We know that Massachusetts Bay Colony began in 1620, and Milton followed around 1640 after a grist mill was established near the site in 1634, with Harvard College opening nearby in 1634 as well. Being on the NE Coast of what would become the USA placed Milton and Boston in the center of national foundations and Revolutionary activities

Because of the milling business success locally, Milton became well known for chocolate, lumber, breads and crackers around the American Revolution, among other products. For instance, a man called Joshia Bent is said to have created a well received water cracker or hardtack in 1801 in Milton. the Milton Cookie Factory still operates today, The first chocolate factory and the first piano factory in America opened here.

Several buildings in Milton are listed in the National Register of Historic Places and many famous people were born in Milton -- This includes architect Buckminster Fuller and President Bush 41. Famous historical residents include Presidents John Adams and John Quincy Adams, poet TS Elliot, two royal governors of Massachusetts, Walter Baker (Baker's Chocolate), and scores of others. Several museums and war re-enactors' associations are located in this area, commemorating history in Milton and Boston from before the Revolution to the 21st Century.

Science and Innovation: The Buckminster Fuller Challenge

Colelges and Universities

Highlight: Curry College

Curry College is a long time fixture in Milton, having been founded, in 1879. Less than 10 miles from the center of Boston, Curry offers nearly two dozen undergraduate majors and four graduate degrees (nursing, criminal justice, education, MBA). Adult education is also a large sector of the educational programming at this school.

The largest numbers of students study the five majors of

  • Management,
  • Communications,
  • Nursing,
  • Criminal Justice,and
  • Education.

Healthcare, including nursing, is the major job source in this region of the country.

1071 Blue Hill Avenue
Milton, MA 02186
Phone: (617) 333-0500
Fax: (617) 333-2114


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      Patty Inglish MS 

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

      Thanks for your experiences, which make the city more real to readers!

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      Amie Butchko 

      4 years ago from Warwick, NY

      Love reading this hub and looking at the pictures. I used to work at Brigham and Women's Hospital and as far as I am concerned, there is no more wonderful place on earth than this beautiful city. Wish I could live and work there again! Life has taken me too far away!

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      Like the content. Well put together!

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      Patty, your usual great Hub. Thanks for the information. Don White

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      Great Article and Information.


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