What kind of jobs are there in Springfield, MA?

Insurance and financial services are two of the largest industries in the Springfield area. The metro area is home to MassMutual, as well as a number of smaller finance and investment firms. Springfield also houses MassLive, one of the largest news outlets in the state.

The area surrounding Springfield and nearby Hartford, Connecticut, is known as the Knowledge Corridor due to the large number of universities, which provide ample opportunities in the education sector. Colleges including Springfield College, Elms College and Western New England University employ a large number of residents. Springfield is also home to the corporate offices of Baystate Health, which operates several medical facilities throughout Western Massachusetts (including Springfield's Baystate Medical Center). Those looking for work in the health care sector will also find opportunities at Mercy Medical Center and Sisters of Providence Health System and at Cooley Dickinson Hospital in nearby Northampton.

Job Market Index

Index Score: 6.6 /10

How we calculate this.


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

Average Annual Salary


Springfield
$50,930

USA
$50,620

Unemployment Rate 2018

4.2%
of people are without a job

0.3 % higher than national average.

Unemployment Rate Over Time

Data sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.