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Lawyers

in Massachusetts

Represent clients in criminal and civil litigation and other legal proceedings, draw up legal documents, or manage or advise clients on legal transactions. May specialize in a single area or may practice broadly in many areas of law.

Occupation Projection for Lawyers

SOC
Code
Title Employment Change Average Annual Typical education needed for entry
2016 2026 Level Percent Exits Transfers Change Openings
231011  Lawyers 22,219 23,880 1,661 7.48 % 458 499 166 1,123 Doctoral or professional degree 

Lawyers Projections by Industry

Industry 2016
Employment
Projected 2026 Employment Change
2016-2026
2018
Mean Annual OES Wage
Number Percent Distribution Number Percent Distribution Number Percent
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services    12,280  55 % 13,200  55 % 920  8 % $171,060
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services    12,280  55 % 13,200  55 % 920  8 % $171,060
State Government, Excluding Education and Hospitals    1,310  6 % 1,380  6 % 70  5 % $108,140
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities    700  3 % 800  3 % 100  15 % $171,130
Management of Companies and Enterprises    600  3 % 730  3 % 130  21 % $191,210
Management of Companies and Enterprises    600  3 % 730  3 % 130  21 % $191,210
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investm    260  1 % 310  1 % 50  20 % $220,200
Information    190  1 % 220  1 % 30  19 % $185,660
Educational Services    170  1 % 220  1 % 50  29 % $151,600
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing    130  1 % 140  1 % 10  4 % $195,060
Publishing Industries (except Internet)    120  1 % 140  1 % 20  17 % $198,100
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediat    110  1 % 130  1 % 20  19 % $176,710
Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance
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