MedPro International is placing foreign-educated healthcare professionals in exciting positions throughout the United States. This week we take a closer look at Medford, Massachusetts.
Situated on the scenic Mystic River, Medford is a colorful, welcoming town in the heart of the Boston metropolitan area. The fourth-largest city in the state, Medford is known for its high concentration of educated professionals, thriving small business economy, and beautiful historical landmarks. Just six miles northwest of downtown Boston, Explorers will enjoy a quieter and more affordable lifestyle while still enjoying the benefits of the city’s close proximity to major universities, hospitals, sports venues, and cultural attractions.
Colonial magistrate and governor Thomas Dudley originally named the city “Mistick” based on the indigenous name of the area’s river. The city was later renamed Medford, but the term “Mystic” and the “Mystic River” continue to get top billing in movies (Mystic Pizza, Mystic River) and books. Medford combines the best of urban and suburban living. Explorers will enjoy great restaurants, cafes, shops, and entertainment as well as outdoor activities such as the many walking/hiking trails around the city.
Higher education, healthcare, technology, and financial services are all major drivers in the Boston metropolitan area, with Boston Group, Tufts University, and Agero the top employers in Medford.
The great Boston metropolitan area has several highly-ranked hospitals. Massachusetts General Hospital was ranked the third best in the nation, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital ranked ninth best by Newsweek. Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Tufts Medical Center, and Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital all ranked in the top 60.
Quality of Life
- Cost of Living: 53.5 percent above the national rate
- Population: 62,098 based on 2020 Census projections
- Median Home Sale Price: $716,700
- Median Gross Rent: $2800
- Median Household Income: $107,853
- Per Capita Income: $55,098
- Live below the poverty line: 7.6 percent
- Median Age: 32.1 years
- Average commute time: 30.5 minutes
Medford has two public high schools, five middle schools, and nine public elementary schools.
- Overall grade: B- (Niche.com)
- Student-Teacher ratio: 10 to 1
- Serving: 4,000 students in Pre-K, K through high school
Medford is an oasis of higher education, home to Tufts University and a neighbor to Harvard University, Boston College, Boston University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and UMass Boston. There are also several community colleges in the area, including Bunker, Roxbury, and Massachusetts Community College.
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority MBTA is the largest public transit system in the state and provides commuter rail, subway line, bus, ferry, and door-to-door, shared-ride public transportation (for those who can not use the other services) to eastern Massachusetts and parts of Rhode Island.
Boston Logan International Airport has non-stop service to international destinations worldwide, such as Paris and São Paulo as well as U.S. destinations, such as Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Miami.
TD Garden Tied for the most NBA titles (17) Jayson Tatum and the Boston Celtics are poised for a run at an 18th. Join Explorers for a night of action on the hardwood or take in a Bruins game when they hit the ice.
Chevalier Theatre Watch mics drop as comedians such as Trevor Noah, Fortune Feimster, and Marlon Wayans take the stage at this historical landmark.
Tufts University Art Galleries The Art Galleries use contemporary art exhibitions, events, collecting, and scholarship to create a dynamic learning space.
Torbert Macdonald Park Open from dawn to dusk all year; the park is a great spot for outdoor activities such as walking, biking, and kayaking.
Shopping Art galleries, antique shops, charming boutiques, and malls, Medford has a little bit of everything. Meadow Glen is the city’s go-to shopping destination, but if you’re still empty handed, you can always head into Boston and shop on Newbury Street.
Wright’s Tower Built in 1937, the tower provides breathtaking views of Boston’s skyline and the surrounding Medford area.
Freedom Trail Connecting most of Boston’s key Revolutionary War sites from Boston Common to the Uss Constitution, the trail has 16 stops.
MedPro International’s American Dream Tour
The American Dream tour is headed around the world in 2023, but you don’t have to wait until our next recruitment event to kick-start your career in the U.S. Visit https://www.medprointernational.com/apply/ to complete a brief application, and a Recruiter will contact you right away! MedPro International assists qualified candidates through all the necessary steps to qualify for and work in the U.S., including Green Card sponsorships for candidates and their families. MedProU prepares candidates for success in their licensure and English exams as well as life and work in the U.S. Candidates receive a premium hourly wage with periodic pay raises, a comprehensive benefits package, and a sign-on bonus at the start of their U.S. assignment.