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Personal Care Aides

in Massachusetts

Assist the elderly, convalescents, or persons with disabilities with daily living activities at the person's home or in a care facility. Duties performed at a place of residence may include keeping house (making beds, doing laundry, washing dishes) and preparing meals. May provide assistance at non-residential care facilities. May advise families, the elderly, convalescents, and persons with disabilities regarding such things as nutrition, cleanliness, and household activities.

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
399021  Personal Care Aides 33,580 41,886 8,306 24.74 % 1,103 831 272 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
Social Assistance    15,300  46 % 19,080  46 % 3,780  25 % $27,990
Ambulatory Health Care Services    6,140  18 % 9,010  22 % 2,870  47 % $27,300
Administrative and Support Services    580  2 % 630  1 % 50  7 % $29,960
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing    330  1 % 340  1 % 10  4 % $27,920
Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance
Department Economic Research
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