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Job Boom in Massachusetts

Updated on September 2, 2021
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Ms. Inglish is a successful employment & training pro, setting Midwest regional records with tens of thousands placed in gainful employment.

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 After 2010

The Milton Local Area Job Market is hot! It has been growing quickly since 2009 during the Obama Administration and continues to expand with new jobs and businesses through the Trump and Biden Administrations.

Job Growth in Milton LAJB

  • Autumn 2009 : 57,000+ jobs advertised across the Internet.
  • June 2010: 78,000+ jobs advertised.
  • December 2012: 113,600+ jobs advertised.
  • July 2019: Over 107, 000 openings 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, according to The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health in 1994.

Job Market Trends

Companies Advertising Most Jobs

  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

Jobs in Highest Demand Among Listings

  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

High Demand Occupations to 2030

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

Largest Local Employers

  1. Massachusetts General Hospital - Largest employer in Boston.
  2. IBM
  3. Boston University - 6th largest employer in Boston.
  4. Harvard University - 2nd largest employer in Cambridge.
  5. Children's Hospital Boston - 3rd largest employer in Boston.
  6. Cybercoders
  7. Caritas Christi Health Care Systems
  8. Deloitte
  9. Brigham and Women's Hospital - 2nd largest employer.
  10. Genzyme
  11. Northeastern University
  12. Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  13. Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  14. Vertex Pharmaceuticals
  15. Biogen Idec
  16. Caritas Christi Health Care
  17. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - largest employer in Cambridge.
  18. Liberty Mutual Group - Insurance and Financial Products - 4th largest mployer in Boston.
  19. Boston Public Schools
  20. Milton Hospital
  21. Curry College - Milton

Milton: Southern Suburb of Boston

Milton MA:
Milton, MA, USA

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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 the 2000s.

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.

Best Nearby Job Locations:

Boston, Braintree, Quincy, North Milton. Jamaica Plain, Hyde Park.

Best Local Attractions

  1. Blue Hills Reservation (State Park)
  2. Blue Hills Trailside Museum: Indoor exhibits offer a mouse's view of the wildlife you can see while exploring the reservation's 200 miles of trails.
  3. Blue Hill Meteorological Observatory
  4. Ski Blue Hills Near Downtown Boston is a safe, fun, family-friendly environment for learning how to ski and snowboard. All ages and abilities are welcomed here.
  5. Department of Conservation and Recreation: Many local parks. 251 Causeway Street, 9th Floor, Boston, MA 02114

Ski Blue Hills:
4001 Washington St, Canton, MA 02021, USA

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Blue Hill Meteorological Observatory:
1 Observatory Service Rd, Milton, MA 02186, USA

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Blue Hills Trailside Museum:
Blue Hills Trailside Museum, 1904 Canton Ave, Milton, MA 02186, USA

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Popular Candy and Chocolate Companies

Historic chocolate was made in Milton but moved to Dover, Delaware. Candy and chocolate are still manufactured in Milton:

  1. Phillips Candy House and Lindt & Sprungli at 250 Granite Street: A portion of some sales goes to help fund breast cancer research.
  2. McCrea's Candies
  3. Melville Candy Company
  4. Godiva Chocolates

Historic chocolate was made in Milton but moved to Dover, Delaware. Candy and chocolate are still manufactured in Milton.
Historic chocolate was made in Milton but moved to Dover, Delaware. Candy and chocolate are still manufactured in Milton.

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

Colleges 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 two dozen undergraduate majors and four graduate degrees (nursing, criminal justice, education, MBA).

Adult continuing education is also a large sector of the educational programming at this popular school.

The largest numbers of students study the five majors of

  1. Management,
  2. Communications,
  3. Nursing,
  4. Criminal Justice
  5. 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

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2009 Patty Inglish MS


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