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What is the average pay for jobs in Massachusetts?

Asked Versailles, Indiana

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?
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Shannon’s Answer

Updated Tallahassee, Florida

Hi Rayden,

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.

https://www.glassdoor.com/Salaries/massachusetts-registered-nurse-salary-SRCH_IL.0,13_IS3399_KO14,30.htm


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.


https://www.indeed.com/jobs?q=registered+nurse&l=Massachusetts&jt=fulltime&explvl=entry_level


Good luck!

Ken’s Answer

Updated Cleveland, Ohio

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 first step is to take an interest and aptitude test and have it interpreted by your school counselor to see if you share the personality traits necessary to enter the field. You might want to do this again upon entry into college, as the interpretation might differ slightly due to the course offering of the school. However, do not wait until entering college, as the information from the test will help to determine the courses that you take in high school. Too many students, due to poor planning, end up paying for courses in college which they could have taken for free in high school.
  • Next, when you have the results of the testing, talk to the person at your high school and college who tracks and works with graduates to arrange to talk to, visit, and possibly shadow people doing what you think that you might want to do, so that you can get know what they are doing and how they got there. Here are some tips: ## http://www.wikihow.com/Network ## ## https://www.themuse.com/advice/nonawkward-ways-to-start-and-end-networking-conversations ## ## https://www.themuse.com/advice/4-questions-to-ask-your-network-besides-can-you-get-me-a-job?ref=carousel-slide-1 ##
  • Locate and attend meetings of professional associations to which people who are doing what you think that you want to do belong, so that you can get their advice. These associations may offer or know of intern, coop, shadowing, and scholarship opportunities. These associations are the means whereby the professionals keep abreast of their career area following college and advance in their career. You can locate them by asking your school academic advisor, favorite teachers, and the reference librarian at your local library. Here are some tips: ## https://www.careeronestop.org/BusinessCenter/Toolkit/find-professional-associations.aspx?&frd=true ## ## https://www.themuse.com/advice/9-tips-for-navigating-your-first-networking-event ##
  • • It is very important to express your appreciation to those who help you along the way to be able to continue to receive helpful information and to create important networking contacts along the way. Here are some good tips: ## https://www.themuse.com/advice/the-informational-interview-thank-you-note-smart-people-know-to-send?ref=recently-published-2 ## ## https://www.themuse.com/advice/3-tips-for-writing-a-thank-you-note-thatll-make-you-look-like-the-best-candidate-alive?bsft_eid=7e230cba-a92f-4ec7-8ca3-2f50c8fc9c3c&bsft_pid=d08b95c2-bc8f-4eae-8618-d0826841a284&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily_20171020&utm_source=blueshift&utm_content=daily_20171020&bsft_clkid=edfe52ae-9e40-4d90-8e6a-e0bb76116570&bsft_uid=54658fa1-0090-41fd-b88c-20a86c513a6c&bsft_mid=214115cb-cca2-4aec-aa86-92a31d371185&bsft_pp=2 ##