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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.

Occupation Projection for Nurse Practitioners

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Code
Title Employment Change Average Annual Typical education needed for entry
2016 2026 Level Percent Exits Transfers Change Openings
291171  Nurse Practitioners 6,299 8,031 1,732 27.50 % 139 205 173 517 Master's degree 

Nurse Practitioners 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    5,950  94 % 7,640  95 % 1,690  28 % $121,170
Ambulatory Health Care Services    3,840  61 % 4,950  62 % 1,110  29 % $115,590
Hospitals    2,070  33 % 2,640  33 % 570  28 % $131,440
Educational Services    160  3 % 190  2 % 30  15 % $94,210
Educational Services    160  3 % 190  2 % 30  15 % $94,210
Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance
Economic Research
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