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Nursing Assistants

in Massachusetts

Provide basic patient care under direction of nursing staff. Perform duties such as feed, bathe, dress, groom, or move patients, or change linens. May transfer or transport patients. Includes nursing care attendants, nursing aides, and nursing attendants. Excludes "Home Health Aides" (31-1011), "Orderlies" (31-1015), "Personal Care Aides" (39-9021), and "Psychiatric Aides" (31-1013).

Occupation Projection for Nursing Assistants

SOC
Code
Title Employment Change Average Annual Typical education needed for entry
2016 2026 Level Percent Exits Transfers Change Openings
311014  Nursing Assistants 39,254 43,196 3,942 10.04 % 2,504 2,084 394 4,982 Postsecondary non-degree award 

Nursing Assistants 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
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities    22,950  58 % 24,810  57 % 1,860  8 % $30,810
Hospitals    10,080  26 % 10,940  25 % 860  9 % $35,240
Ambulatory Health Care Services    2,760  7 % 3,450  8 % 690  25 % $31,900
Administrative and Support Services    680  2 % 730  2 % 50  6 % $32,240
Social Assistance    670  2 % 790  2 % 120  18 % $31,680
State Government, Excluding Education and Hospitals    640  2 % 680  2 % 40  5 % $37,730
Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance
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