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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).

All Industry Projections for this Occupation

SOC
Code
Title Employment Change Annual Average Openings Typical education needed for entry
2014 2024 Level Percent Total Growth Replace-
ments
311014  Nursing Assistants 42,356 46,534 4,178 9.86 % 1,375 418 957 Postsecondary non-degree award 

Industry Projections for this Occupation

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Projection Table Definitions and Notes
Industry 2014
Employment
Projected 2024 Employment Change
2014-2024
2016
Mean Annual OES Wage
Number Percent Distribution Number Percent Distribution Number Percent
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities    25,190  59 % 26,070  56 % 880  3 % $29,480
Hospitals    9,450  22 % 10,640  23 % 1,190  13 % $34,510
Ambulatory Health Care Services    2,890  7 % 4,070  9 % 1,180  41 % $30,220
Social Assistance    1,680  4 % 2,090  4 % 410  24 % $29,360
Administrative and Support Services    760  2 % 850  2 % 90  12 % $32,200
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediat    760  2 % 850  2 % 90  12 % $32,200
State Government, Excluding Education and Hospitals    730  2 % 720  2 % -10  -1 % $33,240
Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance
Department Economic Research
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