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Food Preparation Workers

in Massachusetts

Perform a variety of food preparation duties other than cooking, such as preparing cold foods and shellfish, slicing meat, and brewing coffee or tea.

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
352021  Food Preparation Workers 20,387 21,508 1,121 5.50 % 680 112 568 No formal educational credential 

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
Accommodation and Food Services    11,770  58 % 12,620  59 % 850  7 % $24,950
Food Services and Drinking Places    11,490  56 % 12,330  57 % 840  7 % $24,920
Food and Beverage Stores    3,730  18 % 4,080  19 % 350  9 % $30,320
Health Care and Social Assistance    1,770  9 % 1,750  8 % -20  -1 % $27,080
Educational Services    1,760  9 % 1,640  8 % -120  -7 % $29,410
Educational Services    1,760  9 % 1,640  8 % -120  -7 % $29,410
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities    980  5 % 920  4 % -60  -6 % $25,580
Hospitals    520  3 % 510  2 % -10  -2 % $29,470
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation    350  2 % 370  2 % 20  7 % $24,950
Accommodation, including Hotels and Motels    280  1 % 290  1 % 10  2 % $26,400
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediat    160  1 % 180  1 % 20  13 % $27,720
Administrative and Support Services    160  1 % 180  1 % 20  13 % $27,720
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