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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

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Projection Table Definitions and Notes
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    72,870  88 % 82,600  88 % 9,730  13 % $90,000
Hospitals    46,900  57 % 52,730  56 % 5,830  12 % $98,400
Ambulatory Health Care Services    15,900  19 % 18,930  20 % 3,030  19 % $75,880
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities    8,400  10 % 9,030  10 % 630  7 % $74,270
Educational Services    2,960  4 % 3,300  4 % 340  12 % $72,360
Educational Services    2,960  4 % 3,300  4 % 340  12 % $72,360
Social Assistance    1,670  2 % 1,920  2 % 250  15 % $67,690
State Government, Excluding Education and Hospitals    1,640  2 % 1,730  2 % 90  5 % $94,370
Administrative and Support Services    1,210  1 % 1,280  1 % 70  6 % $77,850
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediat    1,210  1 % 1,280  1 % 70  6 % $77,850
Finance and Insurance    860  1 % 1,020  1 % 160  19 % $87,520
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities    860  1 % 1,020  1 % 160  19 % $87,520
Management of Companies and Enterprises    600  1 % 650  1 % 50  8 % $92,590
Management of Companies and Enterprises    600  1 % 650  1 % 50  8 % $92,590
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services    110  0 % 140  0 % 30  20 % $98,580
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services    110  0 % 140  0 % 30  20 % $98,580
Other Services (except Government)    100  0 % 110  0 % 10  8 % $79,480
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