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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.

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
231011  Lawyers 22,100 22,498 398 1.80 % 363 40 323 Doctoral or professional 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
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services    12,740  58 % 12,820  57 % 80  1 % $162,890
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services    12,740  58 % 12,820  57 % 80  1 % $162,890
State Government, Excluding Education and Hospitals    770  3 % 790  4 % 20  3 % $106,040
Management of Companies and Enterprises    700  3 % 800  4 % 100  15 % $178,100
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investm    280  1 % 330  1 % 50  17 % $210,890
Information    260  1 % 310  1 % 50  22 % $193,640
Publishing Industries (except Internet)    170  1 % 210  1 % 40  26 % $200,570
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities    160  1 % 190  1 % 30  17 % $172,910
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing    100  0 % 100  0 % 0  -2 % $170,960
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