What is the average pay for jobs in Massachusetts?
I plan to move to Massachusetts for the college that I wish to go to. I plan to go to college and get my Bachelors Degree. If I wanted a starter job in the medical field, what would be the average pay in Massachusetts?
Money is not everything, One should seek a career that brings satisfaction and fulfillment and a feeling of accomplishment along with a good income. I know too many people who are making good money, but they hate their job.
Congratulations on being interested in finding the right career to follow.. It takes a special person to enter into a specific career field and meet the demands which that career area presents. The first step is to get to know yourself to see if you share the personality traits which make one successful in that area. The next step is doing networking to meet and talk to and possibly shadow people doing what you might think that you want to do to see if this is something that you really want to do, as a career area could look much different on the inside than it looks from the outside. When I was doing college recruiting, I encountered too many students, who skipped these important steps, and ended up in a career/job for which they were ill suited.
Ken recommends the following next steps:
The average salary will depend on a few factors but you can use the website glassdoor.com to do some research depending on what options you have in mind and specifically which medical field.
For example here is information about a registered nurse in Massachusetts on average.
Depending on what specific job title you'll have in the medical field (nurse, biomedical engineering, etc.) there is different information. However those could be searched on the same website as well.
Also you could take at some specific online job boards to get a sense of what types of jobs there are in say Massachusetts, and what their salaries and job responsibilities are. Personally I like indeed.com
Here's an example search of also registered nurse, full time in Massachusetts for Entry level positions. Take a look around the two websites, matching what your plans are for your future.