Study finds Providence No. 3 in U.S. for health care jobs

GRAND CANYON University researchers rank Providence as the third-best city in the U.S. to work in the health care industry. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ARTISTIC IMAGES

PROVIDENCE – A new study rates Providence as the third-best city in the nation for working in the health care industry.

The Creative Capital scored a 40.3 out of a possible 60 points in the study, which was released in June.

According to the study, health care workers in the Providence area earn an annual mean wage of $93,050.

Researchers from Grand Canyon University considered six factors: the percent change in open hospital and health care jobs through April 2020; average median pay for health care workers and technicians; average location quotient; employment per 1,000 jobs; living wage for one adult with no children; and average rent for one-bedroom apartments.

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Pittsburgh and Cleveland came in at No. 1 and No. 2, respectively.

Boston, the only other New England city to appear in the study of the top 20 cities, ranked No. 13 for health care jobs.

Main sources of data for the study came from LinkedIn’s jobs feature and from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Elizabeth Graham is a PBN contributing writer.

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