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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.

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
439061  Office Clerks, General 63,199 63,710 511 0.81 % 1,414 51 1,363 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
Health Care and Social Assistance    10,610  17 % 11,710  18 % 1,100  10 % $38,440
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services    6,450  10 % 6,400  10 % -50  -1 % $41,590
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services    6,450  10 % 6,400  10 % -50  -1 % $41,590
Educational Services    5,460  9 % 5,560  9 % 100  2 % $39,030
Educational Services    5,460  9 % 5,560  9 % 100  2 % $39,030
Construction    5,110  8 % 5,140  8 % 30  0 % $37,800
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediat    4,500  7 % 4,690  7 % 190  4 % $36,480
Administrative and Support Services    4,160  7 % 4,340  7 % 180  4 % $36,720
Ambulatory Health Care Services    3,770  6 % 4,350  7 % 580  16 % $35,600
Wholesale Trade    3,630  6 % 3,560  6 % -70  -2 % $35,930
Hospitals    3,260  5 % 3,460  5 % 200  6 % $46,680
Other Services (except Government)    2,960  5 % 2,990  5 % 30  1 % $35,960
Social Assistance    2,890  5 % 3,180  5 % 290  10 % $33,580
Finance and Insurance    2,730  4 % 2,740  4 % 10  0 % $41,720
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing    2,680  4 % 2,580  4 % -100  -4 % $34,000
Real Estate    2,400  4 % 2,300  4 % -100  -4 % $33,670
State Government, Excluding Education and Hospitals    1,700  3 % 1,600  3 % -100  -6 % $40,280
Information    1,650  3 % 1,490  2 % -160  -9 % $34,180
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods    1,560  2 % 1,490  2 % -70  -4 % $37,270
Accommodation and Food Services    1,400  2 % 1,420  2 % 20  1 % $37,510
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities    1,290  2 % 1,290  2 % 0  -0 % $38,440
Construction of Buildings    1,270  2 % 1,290  2 % 20  2 % $37,660
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Org    1,230  2 % 1,260  2 % 30  2 % $37,610
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation    1,200  2 % 1,200  2 % 0  0 % $38,050
Management of Companies and Enterprises    1,160  2 % 1,150  2 % -10  -1 % $38,810
Management of Companies and Enterprises    1,160  2 % 1,150  2 % -10  -1 % $38,810
Food Services and Drinking Places    1,150  2 % 1,160  2 % 10  0 % $37,720
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers    1,090  2 % 1,110  2 % 20  1 % $37,370
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods    980  2 % 970  2 % -10  -1 % $32,490
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers    870  1 % 880  1 % 10  2 % $34,240
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investm    860  1 % 850  1 % -10  -1 % $49,000
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing    820  1 % 790  1 % -30  -4 % $36,430
Food and Beverage Stores    780  1 % 770  1 % -10  -1 % $29,500
Publishing Industries (except Internet)    710  1 % 550  1 % -160  -23 % $33,320
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities    690  1 % 720  1 % 30  4 % $34,400
Nonstore Retailers    660  1 % 630  1 % -30  -5 % $37,200
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing    620  1 % 530  1 % -90  -14 % $43,290
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities    560  1 % 580  1 % 20  3 % $37,290
Data Processing, Hosting and Related Services    480  1 % 490  1 % 10  1 % $34,470
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers    420  1 % 400  1 % -20  -4 % $35,120
Waste Management and Remediation Service    340  1 % 350  1 % 10  4 % $33,370
Miscellaneous Manufacturing    300  0 % 260  0 % -40  -13 % $37,450
Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores    250  0 % 230  0 % -20  -8 % $30,190
General Merchandise Stores    240  0 % 220  0 % -20  -5 % $28,640
Accommodation, including Hotels and Motels    240  0 % 260  0 % 20  7 % $36,350
Machinery Manufacturing    240  0 % 200  0 % -40  -17 % $41,830
Support Activities for Transportation    230  0 % 240  0 % 10  5 % $34,040
Printing and Related Support Activities    210  0 % 190  0 % -20  -11 % $33,760
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institution    180  0 % 170  0 % -10  -2 % $33,270
Food Manufacturing    170  0 % 170  0 % 0  -2 % $38,980
Electronics and Appliance Stores    160  0 % 140  0 % -20  -10 % $35,310
Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries    160  0 % 170  0 % 10  7 % $37,920
Other Information Services    130  0 % 140  0 % 10  3 % $29,900
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing    130  0 % 120  0 % -10  -5 % $32,570
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing    120  0 % 110  0 % -10  -6 % $31,030
Warehousing and Storage    120  0 % 120  0 % 0  -2 % $43,280
Utilities    110  0 % 110  0 % 0  4 % $38,370
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing    110  0 % 100  0 % -10  -6 % $45,780
Chemical Manufacturing    110  0 % 100  0 % -10  -4 % $37,480
Utilities    110  0 % 110  0 % 0  4 % $38,370
Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance
Department Economic Research
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