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Computer Operators

in Massachusetts

Monitor and control electronic computer and peripheral electronic data processing equipment to process business, scientific, engineering, and other data according to operating instructions. Monitor and respond to operating and error messages. May enter commands at a computer terminal and set controls on computer and peripheral devices. Excludes "Computer Occupations" (15-1100) and "Data Entry Keyers" (43-9021).

Occupation Projection for Computer Operators

SOC
Code
Title Employment Change Average Annual Typical education needed for entry
2016 2026 Level Percent Exits Transfers Change Openings
439011  Computer Operators 1,551 1,175 -376 -24.24 % 54 83 -38 99 High school diploma or equivalent 

Computer Operators 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
State Government, Excluding Education and Hospitals    310  20 % 230  19 % -80  -26 % $51,220
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services    130  8 % 100  9 % -30  -18 % $52,580
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services    130  8 % 100  9 % -30  -18 % $52,580
Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance
Economic Research
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