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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).

All Industry Projections for this Occupation

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Code
Title Employment Change Annual Average Openings Typical education needed for entry
2014 2024 Level Percent Total Growth Replace-
ments
439011  Computer Operators 2,145 1,685 -460 -21.45 % 16 16 High school diploma or equivalent 

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
State Government, Excluding Education and Hospitals    580  27 % 430  26 % -150  -26 % $47,510
Information    360  17 % 280  16 % -80  -23 % $50,530
Finance and Insurance    290  13 % 230  14 % -60  -21 % $52,410
Educational Services    210  10 % 170  10 % -40  -19 % $55,460
Educational Services    210  10 % 170  10 % -40  -19 % $55,460
Data Processing, Hosting and Related Services    200  9 % 160  10 % -40  -20 % $50,010
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities    180  8 % 140  9 % -40  -20 % $52,060
Health Care and Social Assistance    150  7 % 130  7 % -20  -16 % $42,680
Management of Companies and Enterprises    130  6 % 100  6 % -30  -22 % $52,150
Management of Companies and Enterprises    130  6 % 100  6 % -30  -22 % $52,150
Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance
Department Economic Research
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