NEW: Worcester Ranked Among Best for Healthcare Social Workers
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Worcester recently outranked 300+ other cities to be #16 in ValuePenguin's report of the "Best Cities for Healthcare Social Workers" nationwide.
The rankings were based on four key criteria including: median salary, number of jobs, location quotient, and cost of living. The median salary for healthcare social workers in Worcester is $52, 770 and the cost of living index is 115. There are 1,210 jobs and and the city has a location quotient of 4.63. All in all, it recieved a score of 83.
Here is more about the nationwide statistics, quoted from the article: "The median salary for a healthcare social worker, which ValuePenguin uses as the basis for the rankings, is $47,770 in the United States as of May 2012. The median salary can range widely, starting at $19,910 in the San Juan / Caguas / Guaynabo, metropolitan area in Puerto Rico to $124,600 in Monroe, MI. There are 89,420 professionals employed in the United States as of May 2012, from 30 in various cities to 4,130 in the New York / White Plains / Wayne metropolitan area. The job outlook is bright: jobs are projected to grow 26% from 2010 - 2020, which is twelve percentage points above the national job growth of 14%."
This state and the rest of New England was represented well high on the list. Other areas in Massachusetts in the top 20 include Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, Taunton-Norton-Raynham, Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Pittsfield, Barnstable, Lawrence-Methuen-Salem, and Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton. Areas of New Hampshire, Connecticut and Rhode Island were also included.
Carson City, Nevada took the top spot overall.
For more information and to see the complete list please click here: http://www.valuepenguin.com/2013/07/best-cities-healthcare-social-workers.
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