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Office Clerks, General

in Massachusetts

Perform duties too varied and diverse to be classified in any specific office clerical occupation, requiring knowledge of office systems and procedures. Clerical duties may be assigned in accordance with the office procedures of individual establishments and may include a combination of answering telephones, bookkeeping, typing or word processing, stenography, office machine operation, and filing.

Occupation Projection for Office Clerks, General

SOC
Code
Title Employment Change Average Annual Typical education needed for entry
2016 2026 Level Percent Exits Transfers Change Openings
439061  Office Clerks, General 60,283 58,743 -1,540 -2.55 % 3,492 3,403 -154 6,741 High school diploma or equivalent 

Office Clerks, General 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    7,360  12 % 7,270  12 % -90  -1 % $38,590
Educational Services    6,820  11 % 6,940  12 % 120  2 % $41,680
Educational Services    6,820  11 % 6,940  12 % 120  2 % $41,680
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services    6,630  11 % 6,700  11 % 70  1 % $42,110
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services    6,630  11 % 6,700  11 % 70  1 % $42,110
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediat    5,120  8 % 5,020  9 % -100  -2 % $36,880
Construction    4,610  8 % 4,700  8 % 90  2 % $42,240
Other Services (except Government)    3,400  6 % 3,310  6 % -90  -3 % $35,860
Wholesale Trade    3,200  5 % 3,010  5 % -190  -6 % $36,830
Ambulatory Health Care Services    2,840  5 % 2,850  5 % 10  0 % $36,480
Finance and Insurance    2,750  5 % 2,640  5 % -110  -4 % $40,120
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing    2,650  4 % 2,480  4 % -170  -7 % $33,880
Hospitals    2,200  4 % 2,110  4 % -90  -4 % $44,050
Social Assistance    1,590  3 % 1,560  3 % -30  -2 % $36,150
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Org    1,520  3 % 1,460  2 % -60  -4 % $36,900
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods    1,420  2 % 1,350  2 % -70  -5 % $38,350
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers    1,340  2 % 1,320  2 % -20  -2 % $36,140
State Government, Excluding Education and Hospitals    1,330  2 % 1,260  2 % -70  -5 % $40,350
Repair and Maintenance    1,290  2 % 1,260  2 % -30  -2 % $35,310
Information    1,240  2 % 1,120  2 % -120  -10 % $34,240
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation    1,180  2 % 1,170  2 % -10  -1 % $38,370
Construction of Buildings    1,100  2 % 1,140  2 % 40  3 % $39,140
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities    1,070  2 % 1,060  2 % -10  -1 % $37,650
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods    1,060  2 % 970  2 % -90  -8 % $35,540
Management of Companies and Enterprises    1,040  2 % 1,010  2 % -30  -3 % $39,960
Management of Companies and Enterprises    1,040  2 % 1,010  2 % -30  -3 % $39,960
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investm    880  1 % 810  1 % -70  -8 % $44,870
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries    780  1 % 770  1 % -10  -1 % $37,770
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers    730  1 % 700  1 % -30  -4 % $35,040
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities    720  1 % 740  1 % 20  3 % $35,720
Accommodation and Food Services    680  1 % 670  1 % -10  -2 % $33,430
Food Services and Drinking Places    510  1 % 500  1 % -10  -2 % $32,850
Data Processing, Hosting and Related Services    480  1 % 490  1 % 10  3 % $30,620
Miscellaneous Store Retailers    440  1 % 420  1 % -20  -4 % $37,000
Nonstore Retailers    420  1 % 380  1 % -40  -8 % $38,720
Publishing Industries (except Internet)    360  1 % 260  0 % -100  -29 % $36,830
Printing and Related Support Activities    340  1 % 290  0 % -50  -16 % $36,680
Miscellaneous Manufacturing    320  1 % 280  0 % -40  -11 % $37,640
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries    320  1 % 320  1 % 0  -1 % $39,380
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing    300  1 % 250  0 % -50  -16 % $43,520
Gasoline Stations    270  0 % 260  0 % -10  -4 % $33,030
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing    270  0 % 250  0 % -20  -10 % $32,320
Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation    240  0 % 220  0 % -20  -6 % $36,270
Electronics and Appliance Stores    210  0 % 160  0 % -50  -21 % $37,690
Food Manufacturing    210  0 % 210  0 % 0  -2 % $37,650
Food and Beverage Stores    190  0 % 180  0 % -10  -4 % $31,470
Accommodation, including Hotels and Motels    180  0 % 170  0 % -10  -3 % $35,170
Telecommunications    170  0 % 150  0 % -20  -11 % $40,330
Rental and Leasing Services    170  0 % 160  0 % -10  -7 % $37,980
Warehousing and Storage    160  0 % 170  0 % 10  3 % $45,060
Health and Personal Care Stores    150  0 % 140  0 % -10  -5 % $37,110
Other Information Services    110  0 % 110  0 % 0  -2 % $31,290
Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance
Economic Research
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