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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.

Occupation Projection for Personal Care Aides

SOC
Code
Title Employment Change Average Annual Typical education needed for entry
2016 2026 Level Percent Exits Transfers Change Openings
399021  Personal Care Aides 76,801 97,330 20,529 26.73 % 6,949 5,234 2,053 14,236 No formal educational credential 

Personal Care Aides 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
Health Care and Social Assistance    68,320  89 % 87,670  90 % 19,350  28 % $28,740
Social Assistance    51,180  67 % 65,790  68 % 14,610  29 % $28,350
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities    10,180  13 % 13,040  13 % 2,860  28 % $29,120
Ambulatory Health Care Services    4,670  6 % 6,390  7 % 1,720  37 % $28,800
Hospitals    2,290  3 % 2,450  3 % 160  7 % $35,770
Other Services (except Government)    1,370  2 % 1,550  2 % 180  13 % $29,030
Management of Companies and Enterprises    1,260  2 % 1,350  1 % 90  7 % $29,510
Educational Services    450  1 % 510  1 % 60  14 % $31,130
Educational Services    450  1 % 510  1 % 60  14 % $31,130
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing    410  1 % 450  0 % 40  11 % $28,750
Real Estate    410  1 % 450  0 % 40  11 % $28,750
State Government, Excluding Education and Hospitals    150  0 % 150  0 % 0  6 % $34,010
Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance
Economic Research
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