Worcester Jobs

  • Staff Assistant/ Web Developer

    Worcester State University - Worcester, MA

    Job Description: OFFICIAL TITLE: Staff Assistant/ Web Developer, Marketing SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Staff Associate/ Web Project Manager, Marketing SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Supervises...

    from Worcester State University - 2 days ago
  • CDL Truck Driver - Company Dedicated. We Train!

    C.R. England - Worcester, MA

    C.R. England is now hiring Dedicated Truck Drivers. C.R. Englands Dedicated division is growing at a rapid pace and we need Company Truck Drivers to fill the need As a Dedicated...

    from C.R. England - 30+ days ago
  • CDL-A Flatbed Truck Driver

    Pride Transport - Worcester, MA

    Qualified CDL-A DRIVERS needed for FLATBED opportunities at Pride Transport! Pride Transport is looking for flatbedders with at least one year of experience. We offer brand new...

    from Pride Transport - 6 hours ago
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Worcester, Massachusetts

:This article is about Worcester, Massachusetts. See also Worcester, England or Worcester . Worcester is a city in the state of Massachusetts in the United States of America. A 2006 estimate put the population at 175,454, making it the estimated second-largest city in New England, after Boston. It is also the second-largest city in Massachusetts, and the county seat of Worcester County. The city marks the western periphery of the Boston-Worcester-Manchester Combined Statistical Area . Citizens of Worcester are called "Worcesterites". Being located in central Massachusetts, Worcester is referred to as the "Heart of the Commonwealth."

Worcester Economy

Historically, Worcester's economic roots were tied to the Blackstone River. Textiles, shoes, and finished clothing were some of the first industries in the city. A second wave of manufacturing facilities soon came on the scene to further develop Worcester into a manufacturing center. Wire and machinery were the strengths of this economic cycle. Today, Worcester has a diversified economy. The largest employer is the University of Massachusetts Medical School. The adjacent biotech park is host to many innovative companies, including Advanced Cell Technology, which focuses on the development of effective methods to generate replacement cells from stem cells, and Abbott Laboratories, a leading pharmaceutical research and manufacturing firm. Morgan Construction, a manufacturer of steel rolling mills, has their headquarters in Worcester. Wright Line, a manufacturer of consoles and other workstations for 911/emergency operations centers, server enclosures and racks for data centers, office...more

Worcester Careers

Among the most common occupations in Worcester are Management, professional, and related occupations, 34%; Sales and office occupations, 19%; and Service occupations, 18%. Approximately 75 percent of workers in Worcester, Massachusetts work for companies, 12 percent work for the government and 4 percent are self-employed.

Worcester Industries

The leading industries in Worcester, Massachusetts are Educational services, and health care, and social assistance, 28%; Retail trade, 11%; and Manufacturing, 10%. Simply Hired's Worcester job listings indicate that the following industries in Worcester are hiring the most workers:

Worcester Job Salaries

According to government data, the average salary for jobs in Worcester, Massachusetts is $37,977, and the median income of households in Worcester was $37,797.

Average Salaries in Worcester, MA

Worcester, MA


According to our Worcester Trends data, the number of Worcester, Massachusetts jobs has increased by 24% since August 2013.
Worcester job trends

Worcester Employment Statistics

Population of Worcester
Total population 154,398
Male 47.69%
Female 52.31%
Median age 34.9
Worcester Housing
Owner-occupied homes 47.3%
Median cost of a home $262,100
Median mortgage payment $1,126
Renter-occupied homes 52.7%
Vacant housing 15.4%
Median monthly rent $780
Average Income
Median for all workers $30,251
Median for all male full-time $42,040
Median for all female full-time $33,914
Household Income
Less than $10,000 16%
$10,000 to $14,999 8%
$15,000 to $24,999 13%
$25,000 to $34,999 10%
$35,000 to $49,999 14%
$50,000 to $74,999 15%
$75,000 to $99,999 12%
$100,000 to $149,999 8%
$150,000 to $199,999 3%
$200,000 or more 1%
Less than 9th grade 7%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 9%
High school graduate 34%
Some college, no degree 15%
Associate's degree 6%
Bachelor's degree 19%
Graduate degree 10%
Marital Status
Never married 37%
Currently married 44%
Separated 3%
Widowed 7%
Divorced 8%
White 78%
Black or African American 11%
Asian 6%
Other 5%
Worcester Commute
Carpool 8.8%
Public transportation 2.8%
Average travel time 24 minutes