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Childcare Workers

in Massachusetts

Attend to children at schools, businesses, private households, and childcare institutions. Perform a variety of tasks, such as dressing, feeding, bathing, and overseeing play. Excludes "Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education" (25-2011) and "Teacher Assistants" (25-9041).

Occupation Projection for Childcare Workers

SOC
Code
Title Employment Change Average Annual Typical education needed for entry
2016 2026 Level Percent Exits Transfers Change Openings
399011  Childcare Workers 21,698 22,676 978 4.51 % 1,811 1,374 98 3,283 High school diploma or equivalent 

Childcare Workers Projections by Industry

Industry 2016
Employment
Projected 2026 Employment Change
2016-2026
2018
Mean Annual OES Wage
Number Percent Distribution Number Percent Distribution Number Percent
Health Care and Social Assistance    6,750  31 % 6,700  30 % -50  -1 % $30,180
Social Assistance    5,580  26 % 5,540  24 % -40  -1 % $29,720
Other Services (except Government)    4,320  20 % 4,480  20 % 160  4 % $27,390
Educational Services    2,860  13 % 3,210  14 % 350  12 % $32,190
Educational Services    2,860  13 % 3,210  14 % 350  12 % $32,190
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Org    2,190  10 % 2,300  10 % 110  5 % $27,390
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries    1,290  6 % 1,420  6 % 130  10 % $29,060
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities    1,080  5 % 1,060  5 % -20  -2 % $32,350
Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance
Economic Research
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