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Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses

in Massachusetts

Care for ill, injured, or convalescing patients or persons with disabilities in hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, private homes, group homes, and similar institutions. May work under the supervision of a registered nurse. Licensing required.

Occupation Projection for Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses

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Code
Title Employment Change Average Annual Typical education needed for entry
2016 2026 Level Percent Exits Transfers Change Openings
292061  Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 16,797 18,214 1,417 8.44 % 617 608 142 1,367 Postsecondary non-degree award 

Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 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    14,480  86 % 15,750  86 % 1,270  9 % $58,130
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities    8,000  48 % 8,610  47 % 610  8 % $57,050
Ambulatory Health Care Services    4,370  26 % 5,170  28 % 800  18 % $55,860
Hospitals    1,710  10 % 1,520  8 % -190  -12 % $70,300
State Government, Excluding Education and Hospitals    1,040  6 % 1,100  6 % 60  5 % $57,050
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediat    420  3 % 450  2 % 30  7 % $55,430
Administrative and Support Services    420  3 % 450  2 % 30  7 % $55,430
Social Assistance    390  2 % 450  2 % 60  15 % $52,430
Educational Services    270  2 % 300  2 % 30  11 % $49,700
Educational Services    270  2 % 300  2 % 30  11 % $49,700
Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance
Economic Research
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