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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).

Occupation Projection for Registered Nurses

SOC
Code
Title Employment Change Average Annual Typical education needed for entry
2016 2026 Level Percent Exits Transfers Change Openings
291141  Registered Nurses 82,951 93,586 10,635 12.82 % 2,527 1,919 1,064 5,510 Bachelor's degree 

Registered Nurses 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
Health Care and Social Assistance    72,870  88 % 82,600  88 % 9,730  13 % $92,960
Hospitals    46,900  57 % 52,730  56 % 5,830  12 % $101,190
Ambulatory Health Care Services    15,900  19 % 18,930  20 % 3,030  19 % $79,090
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities    8,400  10 % 9,030  10 % 630  7 % $72,630
Educational Services    2,960  4 % 3,300  4 % 340  12 % $73,220
Educational Services    2,960  4 % 3,300  4 % 340  12 % $73,220
Social Assistance    1,670  2 % 1,920  2 % 250  15 % $70,040
State Government, Excluding Education and Hospitals    1,640  2 % 1,730  2 % 90  5 % $96,950
Administrative and Support Services    1,210  1 % 1,280  1 % 70  6 % $84,610
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediat    1,210  1 % 1,280  1 % 70  6 % $84,610
Finance and Insurance    860  1 % 1,020  1 % 160  19 % $88,600
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities    860  1 % 1,020  1 % 160  19 % $88,560
Management of Companies and Enterprises    600  1 % 650  1 % 50  8 % $88,600
Management of Companies and Enterprises    600  1 % 650  1 % 50  8 % $88,600
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services    110  0 % 140  0 % 30  20 % $99,820
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services    110  0 % 140  0 % 30  20 % $99,820
Other Services (except Government)    100  0 % 110  0 % 10  8 % $91,090
Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance
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