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Community Health Workers

in Massachusetts

Assist individuals and communities to adopt healthy behaviors. Conduct outreach for medical personnel or health organizations to implement programs in the community that promote, maintain, and improve individual and community health. May provide information on available resources, provide social support and informal counseling, advocate for individuals and community health needs, and provide services such as first aid and blood pressure screening. May collect data to help identify community health needs. Excludes "Health Educators" (21-1091).

Occupation Projection for Community Health Workers

SOC
Code
Title Employment Change Average Annual Typical education needed for entry
2016 2026 Level Percent Exits Transfers Change Openings
211094  Community Health Workers 3,274 3,613 339 10.35 % 155 256 34 445 High school diploma or equivalent 

Community Health 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
Health Care and Social Assistance    2,020  62 % 2,250  62 % 230  11 % $44,080
Social Assistance    1,060  32 % 1,170  32 % 110  10 % $42,540
Other Services (except Government)    410  12 % 460  13 % 50  13 % $39,370
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Org    410  12 % 460  13 % 50  13 % $39,370
Hospitals    400  12 % 440  12 % 40  8 % $51,470
Ambulatory Health Care Services    330  10 % 380  10 % 50  17 % $45,190
State Government, Excluding Education and Hospitals    240  7 % 250  7 % 10  6 % $45,290
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities    240  7 % 270  7 % 30  14 % $36,910
Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance
Economic Research
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