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Writers and Authors

in Massachusetts

Originate and prepare written material, such as scripts, stories, advertisements, and other material. Excludes "Public Relations Specialists" (27-3031) and "Technical Writers" (27-3042).

Occupation Projection for Writers and Authors

SOC
Code
Title Employment Change Average Annual Typical education needed for entry
2016 2026 Level Percent Exits Transfers Change Openings
273043  Writers and Authors 4,613 4,879 266 5.77 % 202 202 27 431 Bachelor's degree 

Writers and Authors 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
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services    730  16 % 800  16 % 70  10 % $66,970
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services    730  16 % 800  16 % 70  10 % $66,970
Information    270  6 % 250  5 % -20  -8 % $73,090
Other Services (except Government)    200  4 % 220  5 % 20  12 % $75,220
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Org    200  4 % 220  5 % 20  12 % $75,220
Educational Services    150  3 % 170  4 % 20  17 % $70,470
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