Some but certainly not all of the jobs expected to be created by President Obama's health care law, though, would carry higher-than-average pay.
"There's technology jobs, so that's developing new products, things like drugs, devices, procedures," Shalowitz said. "Not just the scientific area, but also the management of it. You (also) need marketing."
A medical device-maker, Cook Medical, opened a plant in Canton last year, for instance.