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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
2018
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 % $36,840
Educational Services    6,820  11 % 6,940  12 % 120  2 % $44,640
Educational Services    6,820  11 % 6,940  12 % 120  2 % $44,640
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services    6,630  11 % 6,700  11 % 70  1 % $43,900
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services    6,630  11 % 6,700  11 % 70  1 % $43,900
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediat    5,120  8 % 5,020  9 % -100  -2 % $37,190
Construction    4,610  8 % 4,700  8 % 90  2 % $44,500
Other Services (except Government)    3,400  6 % 3,310  6 % -90  -3 % $36,320
Wholesale Trade    3,200  5 % 3,010  5 % -190  -6 % $42,180
Ambulatory Health Care Services    2,840  5 % 2,850  5 % 10  0 % $37,330
Finance and Insurance    2,750  5 % 2,640  5 % -110  -4 % $41,180
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing    2,650  4 % 2,480  4 % -170  -7 % $37,660
Hospitals    2,200  4 % 2,110  4 % -90  -4 % $37,560
Social Assistance    1,590  3 % 1,560  3 % -30  -2 % $35,790
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Org    1,520  3 % 1,460  2 % -60  -4 % $36,000
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods    1,420  2 % 1,350  2 % -70  -5 % $42,500
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers    1,340  2 % 1,320  2 % -20  -2 % $37,990
State Government, Excluding Education and Hospitals    1,330  2 % 1,260  2 % -70  -5 % $40,750
Repair and Maintenance    1,290  2 % 1,260  2 % -30  -2 % $37,000
Information    1,240  2 % 1,120  2 % -120  -10 % $36,140
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation    1,180  2 % 1,170  2 % -10  -1 % $39,170
Construction of Buildings    1,100  2 % 1,140  2 % 40  3 % $42,830
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities    1,070  2 % 1,060  2 % -10  -1 % $36,560
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods    1,060  2 % 970  2 % -90  -8 % $41,770
Management of Companies and Enterprises    1,040  2 % 1,010  2 % -30  -3 % $39,290
Management of Companies and Enterprises    1,040  2 % 1,010  2 % -30  -3 % $39,290
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investm    880  1 % 810  1 % -70  -8 % $45,660
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries    780  1 % 770  1 % -10  -1 % $39,410
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers    730  1 % 700  1 % -30  -4 % $41,730
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities    720  1 % 740  1 % 20  3 % $34,870
Accommodation and Food Services    680  1 % 670  1 % -10  -2 % $32,620
Food Services and Drinking Places    510  1 % 500  1 % -10  -2 % $32,270
Miscellaneous Store Retailers    440  1 % 420  1 % -20  -4 % $37,340
Nonstore Retailers    420  1 % 380  1 % -40  -8 % $38,440
Publishing Industries (except Internet)    360  1 % 260  0 % -100  -29 % $38,050
Printing and Related Support Activities    340  1 % 290  0 % -50  -16 % $39,970
Miscellaneous Manufacturing    320  1 % 280  0 % -40  -11 % $37,330
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries    320  1 % 320  1 % 0  -1 % $38,850
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing    300  1 % 250  0 % -50  -16 % $44,020
Gasoline Stations    270  0 % 260  0 % -10  -4 % $32,540
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing    270  0 % 250  0 % -20  -10 % $37,720
Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation    240  0 % 220  0 % -20  -6 % $33,570
Electronics and Appliance Stores    210  0 % 160  0 % -50  -21 % $41,870
Food Manufacturing    210  0 % 210  0 % 0  -2 % $38,170
Food and Beverage Stores    190  0 % 180  0 % -10  -4 % $32,480
Accommodation, including Hotels and Motels    180  0 % 170  0 % -10  -3 % $33,680
Telecommunications    170  0 % 150  0 % -20  -11 % $41,250
Rental and Leasing Services    170  0 % 160  0 % -10  -7 % $40,300
Warehousing and Storage    160  0 % 170  0 % 10  3 % $41,850
Health and Personal Care Stores    150  0 % 140  0 % -10  -5 % $40,450
Other Information Services    110  0 % 110  0 % 0  -2 % $35,960
Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance
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