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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.

Occupation Projection for Healthcare Social Workers

SOC
Code
Title Employment Change Average Annual Typical education needed for entry
2016 2026 Level Percent Exits Transfers Change Openings
211022  Healthcare Social Workers 11,952 13,337 1,385 11.59 % 454 804 138 1,396 Master's degree 

Healthcare Social Workers Projections by Industry

Industry 2016
Employment
Projected 2026 Employment Change
2016-2026
2017
Mean Annual OES Wage
Number Percent Distribution Number Percent Distribution Number Percent
State Government, Excluding Education and Hospitals    3,750  31 % 3,960  30 % 210  5 % $57,690
Hospitals    3,260  27 % 3,520  26 % 260  8 % $58,250
Social Assistance    1,700  14 % 1,980  15 % 280  16 % $50,830
Ambulatory Health Care Services    1,370  11 % 1,690  13 % 320  24 % $61,840
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities    900  8 % 960  7 % 60  7 % $56,760
Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance
Economic Research
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