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Nurse Practitioners

in Massachusetts

Diagnose and treat acute, episodic, or chronic illness, independently or as part of a healthcare team. May focus on health promotion and disease prevention. May order, perform, or interpret diagnostic tests such as lab work and x rays. May prescribe medication. Must be registered nurses who have specialized graduate education.

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Code
Title Employment Change Annual Average Openings Typical education needed for entry
2014 2024 Level Percent Total Growth Replace-
ments
291171  Nurse Practitioners 5,250 6,799 1,549 29.50 % 279 155 124 Master'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    4,820  92 % 6,300  93 % 1,480  31 % $119,020
Ambulatory Health Care Services    2,450  47 % 3,280  48 % 830  34 % $112,670
Hospitals    2,290  44 % 2,930  43 % 640  28 % $127,250
Educational Services    130  2 % 140  2 % 10  8 % $92,420
Educational Services    130  2 % 140  2 % 10  8 % $92,420
Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance
Department Economic Research
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