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Healthcare Social Workers

in Massachusetts

Provide individuals, families, and groups with the psychosocial support needed to cope with chronic, acute, or terminal illnesses. Services include advising family care givers, providing patient education and counseling, and making referrals for other services. May also provide care and case management or interventions designed to promote health, prevent disease, and address barriers to access to healthcare.

All Industry Projections for this Occupation

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Code
Title Employment Change Annual Average Openings Typical education needed for entry
2014 2024 Level Percent Total Growth Replace-
ments
211022  Healthcare Social Workers 11,990 13,451 1,461 12.19 % 435 146 289 Master'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
Health Care and Social Assistance    8,300  69 % 9,750  72 % 1,450  17 % $54,980
Hospitals    3,350  28 % 3,770  28 % 420  13 % $58,150
State Government, Excluding Education and Hospitals    2,960  25 % 2,930  22 % -30  -1 % $52,570
Social Assistance    2,830  24 % 3,440  26 % 610  21 % $49,600
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities    1,150  10 % 1,190  9 % 40  3 % $53,830
Ambulatory Health Care Services    970  8 % 1,350  10 % 380  39 % $57,690
Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance
Department Economic Research
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