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Meet Our New Series: Boston's Industries

Aug 30, 2012

The Research Division is unveiling its latest series highlighting Boston's major industries.  Industry Profiles focuses on the industry's employment trends and projections, occupations,  educational requirements, and wages.  We'll be highlighting an industry a week, and you're in store for some surprises, including these:
Did you know that nearly 1 in 5 jobs in Boston are in the health care industry?
Did you know that Boston has nearly 3.5 times more jobs in education than the nation?
Did you know that the average salary in Boston for jobs in finance and insurance is over $170K?
Did you know that Boston is projected to add nearly 50,000 new jobs by 2015?
Did you know that four industries in Boston pay an average of $100,000 for more?

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