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Occupational Therapists

in Massachusetts

Assess, plan, organize, and participate in rehabilitative programs that help build or restore vocational, homemaking, and daily living skills, as well as general independence, to persons with disabilities or developmental delays.

Occupation Projection for Occupational Therapists

SOC
Code
Title Employment Change Average Annual Typical education needed for entry
2016 2026 Level Percent Exits Transfers Change Openings
291122  Occupational Therapists 5,415 6,298 883 16.31 % 121 162 88 371 Master's degree 

Occupational Therapists 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    3,890  72 % 4,520  72 % 630  16 % $89,910
Ambulatory Health Care Services    1,680  31 % 2,090  33 % 410  25 % $94,230
Hospitals    1,050  19 % 1,190  19 % 140  13 % $87,510
Educational Services    840  16 % 950  15 % 110  12 % $75,990
Educational Services    840  16 % 950  15 % 110  12 % $75,990
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities    680  13 % 710  11 % 30  4 % $90,310
Social Assistance    480  9 % 530  8 % 50  10 % $79,680
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediat    130  2 % 140  2 % 10  6 % $91,620
Administrative and Support Services    130  2 % 140  2 % 10  6 % $91,620
State Government, Excluding Education and Hospitals    120  2 % 120  2 % 0  6 % $83,130
Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance
Economic Research
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