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.

All Industry Projections for this Occupation

Title Employment Change Annual Average Openings Typical education needed for entry
2014 2024 Level Percent Total Growth Replace-
311013  Psychiatric Aides 2,680 2,793 113 4.22 % 71 11 60 High school diploma or equivalent 

Industry Projections for this Occupation

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Industry 2014
Projected 2024 Employment Change
Mean Annual OES Wage
Number Percent Distribution Number Percent Distribution Number Percent
Health Care and Social Assistance    1,390  52 % 1,510  54 % 120  9 % $28,290
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities    630  24 % 710  26 % 80  13 % $26,850
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