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Often called the “Hub of the Universe,” or just “The Hub,” Boston is not the biggest city in the U.S. anymore (now #29), but it is still one of the best known and one of the most historic. From Beacon Hill to Fenway Park, Bostonians live in a city that never fails to be fun, interesting, and challenging. Are you looking for nursing jobs in Boston? If so, read on to see what Beantown might have to offer you, both on and off the job.
Fast Facts About Nursing Jobs in Boston
- Is Massachusetts a compact state? No.
- What is the average RNs salary in Boston? The average annual salary for RN jobs in Boston is $106,980, compared to the national average RN salary of $89,010.
- Where can I find information about RN license requirements in Massachusetts? You can visit the Massachusetts Board of Nursing website for information on eligibility for nursing licensure by reciprocity.
More About Nursing Jobs in Boston
Home to 4.5 million people, Massachusetts’ largest city needs nursing professionals to provide care throughout the 10th largest metro area in the country. If you’re an RN, CNA, or LPN, you have options for full-time, part-time, contract, and per diem opportunities in a wide variety of acute and post-acute facilities.
Cultural competency is so important in our nation’s largest cities — and Boston is no exception. If you have experience serving a diverse patient population, you’ll have many options when you apply to local nursing jobs. Boston is now a very diverse city: 23.5% of the population is Black, just under 10% is Asian, and nearly 20% is of Hispanic ethnicity. Bostonians speak a wide range of languages including Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese, Vietnamese, and more.
Demographically, Boston is not a very old city, compared to many other cities. People ages 65 and older comprise only about 11% of the population, while more than 15% of people are under 18 years old. Women outnumber men at 52% of those living in Boston.
If you need daycare when you are out looking for nursing jobs, Boston has many options for both your human and furry kids. There is even financial assistance available from the Department of Early Education and Care — that’s for the human kids only, though.
Working in Boston
The great salaries for nursing jobs in Boston may be due in part to the fact that healthcare and biotechnology are major players in Boston’s economic base. The leading hospitals in the city include some famous names:
- Massachusetts General
- Brigham and Women’s Hospital
- Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
- Lahey Hospital and Medical Center
- Tufts Medical Center
However, acute and clinical care centers are not the only sources of Boston nursing jobs. Of the approximately 363 nursing homes in Massachusetts, there are 10 top rated facilities in Boston alone that will be in need of qualified nursing professionals.
If you are wondering how long it might take you to get to your nursing job in Boston, the commute is on par with many large cities — but not as bad as in D.C. or San Francisco! Bostonians spend about 32 minutes (each way) getting to work — just over the national average. Most workers drive, but over 1 million people a day take the MBTA, which is one of the largest transit systems in the country.
Living in Boston
Despite the commute, there are so many things Bostonians love about their city. The rich history that entwines with the birth of our country is one of the biggest attractions for locals and visitors alike. The famous Freedom Trail, as well as the many historic buildings, monuments, and churches, that dot the city bring history to life on a daily basis.
If you are more interested in what is going on today, Boston has a vibrant food, music, and sports scene. You’ll find many great restaurants from Italian food in the North End, to elegant dining in Back Bay, to sports bars in Fenway-Kenmore. Boston has something for everyone looking for a satisfying meal out.
If you want to walk around before (or after) that big meal, Beacon Hill is a charming area where you can see the smallest street in the city, tiny Acorn Street. If a stroll indoors at a museum is more interesting, there are 58 to choose from, with the Boston Museum of Fine Arts probably being the best known. Or, if you want time in the great outdoors, the city is famous for the Boston Marathon, boating on the Charles River, and picnics at the Boston Commons or Public Gardens.
Music is as important to Bostonians as their beloved Celtics, Red Sox, and Bruins. From the old-school Boston Symphony and Boston Pops to homegrown headliners like Aerosmith, Pixies, The Cars, and The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, it’s hard to find a sound that this city doesn’t love.
It might be a good thing there are so many games, concerts, and eats available indoors, because Boston’s climate can be tricky. In the summer, Boston is hot and humid, hitting the 90s during July. And in the winter, the average lows are in the 20s. However, the wonderful New England fall can make up for winter, with beautiful foliage and cool, crisp weather.
The cost of living in Boston is less expensive than in New York, but is fairly typical for a coastal city, with housing, utilities, and groceries all more expensive than the national average. It does help that the average salary in Boston also outpaces the national average and is listed as the fourth highest in the country.
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