Cambridge Jobs

  • Lifeguard/Swim Instructor

    Cambridge YMCA - Cambridge, MA

    The Cambridge Family YMCA is looking to hire enthusiastic and responsible lifeguards for a busy aquatics program. Our facility is located at the heart of Central Square in...

    from Cambridge YMCA - 1 day ago
  • Cryptology

    U.S. Navy - Cambridge, MA

    Navy Linguists (also known as Cryptologic Technicians Interpretive, or CTIs) are highly skilled, detail-oriented men and women. In this role:Receive intense foreign language...

    from U.S. Navy - 3 days ago
  • Senior Product Line Director – Emerging Mobile Products Job

    Akamai Technologies - Cambridge, MA

    Location: Cambridge, MA, US Posted Date: 2014-09-17 00:00:00.0 Category: Mobile ID: 12572 Overview: About the Job We are seeking a senior leader (Product Line Director) to define...

    from Akamai Technologies - 22 hours ago
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Cambridge, Massachusetts

Cambridge is a city in the Greater Boston area of Massachusetts, United States. It was named in honor of Cambridge, England. Cambridge is most famous for the two prominent universities that call it home: Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 101,355. It is the fifth most populous city in the state. Cambridge is a county seat of Middlesex County, Massachusetts, along with Lowell. Though the county government was abolished in 1997, it still exists as a geographical and political region. The employees of Middlesex County courts, jails, registries, and other county agencies now work directly for the state.

Cambridge Economy

Although manufacturing was an important part of the late 19th and early 20th-century Cambridge economy, today long-established educational institutions are its biggest employers; Harvard employs over 10,000 people and MIT over 9,500 as of 2006. As a famous cradle of technological innovation, Cambridge is also home to legendary technology firms, including Analog Devices, VMware, Akamai, BBN, Lotus Development Corporation , Polaroid, and Thinking Machines. Over the years, as companies have grown, prospered, and then either moved away or gone out of business , Cambridge's large-scale employment has shifted tremendously. In 1996, Polaroid, Arthur D. Little, and Lotus were all top employers with over 1,000 people in Cambridge, and all declined or disappeared a few years later. As of 2005, alongside Harvard and MIT, health care and biotechnology dominate the Cambridge economy, with Genzyme, Biogen Idec, and Novartis the biggest players. Biotech's geographical locus is Kendall Square and...more

Cambridge Careers

Among the most common occupations in Cambridge are Management, professional, and related occupations, 65%; Sales and office occupations, 16%; and Service occupations, 9%. Approximately 77 percent of workers in Cambridge, Massachusetts work for companies, 10 percent work for the government and 8 percent are self-employed.

Cambridge Industries

The leading industries in Cambridge, Massachusetts are Educational services, and health care, and social assistance, 36%; Professional, scientific, and management, and administrative and waste management services, 18%; and Arts, entertainment, and recreation, and accommodation, and food services, 7%. Simply Hired's Cambridge job listings indicate that the following industries in Cambridge are hiring the most workers:

Cambridge Job Salaries

According to government data, the average salary for jobs in Cambridge, Massachusetts is $51,298, and the median income of households in Cambridge was $59,746.

Average Salaries in Cambridge, MA

Cambridge, MA


According to our Cambridge Trends data, the number of Cambridge, Massachusetts jobs has decreased by 13% since September 2013.
Cambridge job trends

Cambridge Employment Statistics

Population of Cambridge
Total population 81,260
Male 48.78%
Female 51.22%
Median age 33.7
Cambridge Housing
Owner-occupied homes 38.0%
Median cost of a home $527,200
Median mortgage payment $1,404
Renter-occupied homes 62.0%
Vacant housing 8.9%
Median monthly rent $1,265
Average Income
Median for all workers $37,920
Median for all male full-time $52,037
Median for all female full-time $50,559
Household Income
Less than $10,000 11%
$10,000 to $14,999 5%
$15,000 to $24,999 9%
$25,000 to $34,999 8%
$35,000 to $49,999 10%
$50,000 to $74,999 19%
$75,000 to $99,999 14%
$100,000 to $149,999 12%
$150,000 to $199,999 6%
$200,000 or more 7%
Less than 9th grade 3%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 3%
High school graduate 12%
Some college, no degree 9%
Associate's degree 3%
Bachelor's degree 26%
Graduate degree 44%
Marital Status
Never married 47%
Currently married 38%
Separated 1%
Widowed 4%
Divorced 8%
White 71%
Black or African American 12%
Asian 14%
Other 3%
Cambridge Commute
Carpool 4.8%
Public transportation 24.9%
Average travel time 25 minutes