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Registered Nurses

in Massachusetts

Assess patient health problems and needs, develop and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records. Administer nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled patients. May advise patients on health maintenance and disease prevention or provide case management. Licensing or registration required. Includes Clinical Nurse Specialists. Excludes "Nurse Anesthetists" (29-1151), "Nurse Midwives" (29-1161), and "Nurse Practitioners" (29-1171).

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
291141  Registered Nurses 81,259 94,080 12,821 15.78 % 3,199 1,282 1,917 Bachelor's degree 

Industry Projections for this Occupation

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Industry 2014
Employment
Projected 2024 Employment Change
2014-2024
2016
Mean Annual OES Wage
Number Percent Distribution Number Percent Distribution Number Percent
Health Care and Social Assistance    71,180  88 % 83,340  89 % 12,160  17 % $89,650
Hospitals    48,490  60 % 55,550  59 % 7,060  15 % $98,830
Ambulatory Health Care Services    12,510  15 % 16,550  18 % 4,040  32 % $74,800
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities    7,590  9 % 8,100  9 % 510  7 % $70,620
Educational Services    3,050  4 % 3,240  3 % 190  6 % $70,870
Educational Services    3,050  4 % 3,240  3 % 190  6 % $70,870
Social Assistance    2,590  3 % 3,150  3 % 560  21 % $63,180
State Government, Excluding Education and Hospitals    2,290  3 % 2,260  2 % -30  -1 % $95,820
Administrative and Support Services    1,150  1 % 1,280  1 % 130  12 % $74,730
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediat    1,150  1 % 1,280  1 % 130  12 % $74,730
Management of Companies and Enterprises    520  1 % 550  1 % 30  4 % $96,110
Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance
Department Economic Research
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