What kind of jobs are there in Boston, MA?

Thanks to Boston's historic sites, green spaces, fresh seafood and accessibility, tourism and hospitality are important local industries. Just as crucial is its position as an educational epicenter, with employers like Boston University, Northeastern University and Harvard University.

And with some of the best hospitals in the country, as ranked by U.S. News, located right in Boston, heath care is another major industry. These renowned medical centers – including Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital, and Boston Children's Hospital – are some of the metro area's largest employers. 

Job Market Index

Index Score: 8.8 /10

How we calculate this.

Boston has a healthier job market than similarly sized metro areas.

Average Annual Salary



Unemployment Rate 2019

of people are without a job

1.1% lower than national average

Unemployment Rate Over Time

Data sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.