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Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products

in Massachusetts

Purchase machinery, equipment, tools, parts, supplies, or services necessary for the operation of an establishment. Purchase raw or semi-finished materials for manufacturing. Excludes "Buyers and Purchasing Agents, Farm Products" (13-1021) and "Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products" (13-1022).

All Industry Projections for this Occupation

SOC
Code
Title Employment Change Annual Average Openings Typical education needed for entry
2014 2024 Level Percent Total Growth Replace-
ments
131023  Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 6,407 6,378 -29 -0.45 % 176 176 Bachelor's degree 

Industry Projections for this Occupation

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Projection Table Definitions and Notes
Industry 2014
Employment
Projected 2024 Employment Change
2014-2024
2016
Mean Annual OES Wage
Number Percent Distribution Number Percent Distribution Number Percent
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing    850  13 % 770  12 % -80  -10 % $74,340
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services    750  12 % 810  13 % 60  8 % $77,760
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services    750  12 % 810  13 % 60  8 % $77,760
State Government, Excluding Education and Hospitals    410  6 % 370  6 % -40  -11 % $79,440
Educational Services    350  5 % 340  5 % -10  -0 % $64,910
Educational Services    350  5 % 340  5 % -10  -0 % $64,910
Wholesale Trade    340  5 % 350  5 % 10  1 % $70,690
Health Care and Social Assistance    330  5 % 380  6 % 50  15 % $65,850
Management of Companies and Enterprises    310  5 % 330  5 % 20  4 % $82,090
Management of Companies and Enterprises    310  5 % 330  5 % 20  4 % $82,090
Hospitals    280  4 % 310  5 % 30  13 % $66,620
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing    260  4 % 260  4 % 0  1 % $65,260
Machinery Manufacturing    240  4 % 210  3 % -30  -12 % $70,820
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods    210  3 % 210  3 % 0  -1 % $68,750
Miscellaneous Manufacturing    180  3 % 170  3 % -10  -7 % $68,230
Construction    170  3 % 180  3 % 10  7 % $68,220
Specialty Trade Contractors    150  2 % 160  2 % 10  7 % $64,880
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediat    150  2 % 170  3 % 20  10 % $69,740
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing    140  2 % 140  2 % 0  1 % $86,870
Information    110  2 % 110  2 % 0  5 % $78,290
Finance and Insurance    110  2 % 110  2 % 0  7 % $86,830
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing    100  2 % 110  2 % 10  1 % $62,800
Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance
Department Economic Research
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