High Skilled Foreign Born in Medical Field - Massacusetts

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High Skilled Foreign Born in Medical Field - Massacusetts

  1. 1. B O S T O N R E D E V E L O P M E N T A U T H O R I T Y R E S E A R C H D I V I S I O N J U L Y 2 0 1 4 High-skilled Foreign-born in the Medical Industry in Massachusetts 1
  2. 2. Produced by the BRA Research Division: Alvaro Lima – Director Jonathan Lee – Deputy Director Matthew Resseger – Senior Researcher/Economist Kelly Dowd – Research Manager Kevin Kang – Research Associate Nicoya Borella – Research Assistant Interns: Jinxin/Roddrick Ma Isaac Rynowecer Kevin Wandrei Rohan Lewis Gideon Ponio The BRA Research Division strives to understand the current environment of the city to produce quality research and targeted information that will inform and benefit the residents and businesses of Boston. The Division conducts research on Boston's economy, population, and commercial markets for all departments of the BRA, the City of Boston, and related organizations. The information provided in this report is the best available at the time of its publication. All or partial use of this report must be cited. Our preferred citation is as follows: Boston Redevelopment Authority/Research Division, June 2014 For more information about research produced by the Boston Redevelopment Authority, please contact Kelly Dowd, Research Manager, by email at kelly.dowd@boston.gov or by telephone at (617) 918-4474. 2
  3. 3. Target Population Criteria 3 In the Massachusetts civilian labor force Works in the Medical Industry defined by NAICS Code 62, Healthcare and Social Assistance Works in occupations where at least 50% or more of workers have a Bachelor’s degree or higher Foreign-born Possesses a Bachelor’s degree or higher
  4. 4. High-skilled W0rkers in the Medical Industry 4 Bachelor’s Degree or Higher: 66.8% Foreign Born: 16.6% TARGET POPULATION Workers in the medical industry in Massachusetts: 258,815 Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2008-2012 American Community Survey, Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS), BRA Research Division Analysis • 66.8% of workers in the medical industry have a bachelor’s degree or higher. • 16.6% are foreign born. • Our target population for this analysis is the 12.4% who are foreign-born and have a bachelor’s degree or higher.
  5. 5. 5 High-skilled Foreign-born in the Medical Industry in Massachusetts
  6. 6. Race and Ethnicity 6 38.7% 38.4% 14.3% 6.1% 2.5% White Asian Black/African American Hispanic Other Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2008-2012 American Community Survey, Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS), BRA Research Division Analysis
  7. 7. Age 7 1.9% 28.6% 30.0% 24.2% 11.3% 4.1% 16-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-65 >65 Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2008-2012 American Community Survey, Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS), BRA Research Division Analysis
  8. 8. Sex 8 58.3% 41.7% Female Male Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2008-2012 American Community Survey, Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS), BRA Research Division Analysis
  9. 9. Top 10 Countries of Origin 9 Rank Country % 1 India 11.6% 2 China 8.9% 3 Canada 4.7% 4 Haiti 4.7% 5 Philippines 4.3% 6 Korea 3.7% 7 Vietnam 2.3% 8 Russia 2.2% 9 Iran 2.1% 10 Germany 1.9% Other 53.6% Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2008-2012 American Community Survey, Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS), BRA Research Division Analysis
  10. 10. Top 10 Languages Spoken at Home 10 Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2008-2012 American Community Survey, Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS), BRA Research Division Analysis Rank Language % 1 English 24.5% 2 Chinese 8.3% 3 French/French Creole 7.9% 4 Russian 5.3% 5 Spanish 5.2% 6 Hindi 4.0% 7 Tagalog 3.7% 8 Portuguese 3.0% 9 Arabic 2.9% 10 Korean 2.3% Other 32.9%
  11. 11. Major Occupations 11 • Includes: Chiropractors, Dentists, Dieticians, Optometrists, Pharmacists, Physicians, Surgeons, Physician Assistants, Podiatrists, Therapists, Registered Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, etc. Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners 55.9% • Includes: Biological Scientists and Medical Scientists Life Scientists 11.4% • Includes: Clinical Laboratory Technicians, Dental Hygienists, EMTs, Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses, Medical Records and Health Information Technicians, etc. Health Technologists and Technicians 9.1% Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2008-2012 American Community Survey, Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS), BRA Research Division Analysis

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