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Psychiatric Aides

in Massachusetts

Assist mentally impaired or emotionally disturbed patients, working under direction of nursing and medical staff. May assist with daily living activities, lead patients in educational and recreational activities, or accompany patients to and from examinations and treatments. May restrain violent patients. Includes psychiatric orderlies.

Occupation Projection for Psychiatric Aides

SOC
Code
Title Employment Change Average Annual Typical education needed for entry
2016 2026 Level Percent Exits Transfers Change Openings
311013  Psychiatric Aides 642 699 57 8.88 % 41 34 81 High school diploma or equivalent 

Psychiatric 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    640  99 % 690  99 % 50  8 % $31,090
Hospitals    300  47 % 300  42 % 0  -2 % $32,090
Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance
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