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Home Health Aides

in Massachusetts

Provide routine individualized healthcare such as changing bandages and dressing wounds, and applying topical medications to the elderly, convalescents, or persons with disabilities at the patient's home or in a care facility. Monitor or report changes in health status. May also provide personal care such as bathing, dressing, and grooming of patient.

Occupation Projection for Home Health Aides

SOC
Code
Title Employment Change Average Annual Typical education needed for entry
2016 2026 Level Percent Exits Transfers Change Openings
311011  Home Health Aides 26,041 35,851 9,810 37.67 % 1,880 1,564 981 4,425 No formal educational credential 

Home Health Aides 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    23,850  92 % 33,400  93 % 9,550  40 % $30,580
Ambulatory Health Care Services    18,210  70 % 26,180  73 % 7,970  44 % $30,410
Social Assistance    3,260  13 % 4,210  12 % 950  29 % $29,050
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities    2,220  9 % 2,860  8 % 640  29 % $34,290
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediat    1,100  4 % 1,150  3 % 50  5 % $29,140
Administrative and Support Services    1,100  4 % 1,150  3 % 50  5 % $29,140
Hospitals    160  1 % 160  0 % 0  2 % $30,920
Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance
Economic Research
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