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Industries with the Most Expected Annual Job Openings Occupations with the Most Annual Openings within

the Highest Demand Industries
Georgia Jobs 2007-2008
ore than 100 industries were analyzed to identify the twenty expected to have
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Short-term
the most annual job openings for 2007-2008. The twenty in the chart below Specialty Trade Contractors:  electricians; construction laborers; plumbers,
represent more than half of the total annual openings in all industries over the next pipefitters, & steamfitters; first-line supervisors of construction trades &
two years. Newly created positions as well as job replacements are shown for each extraction workers; carpenters
industry. Many of the occupations listed on the other side of this brochure are

Employment
found in these industries. Self-employed & Unpaid Family Workers:  management analysts; construction
New Job Annual
Industry Positions Replacements Openings managers; supervisors of construction trades & extraction workers; real estate
Food Services and Drinking Places 6,630 14,340 20,970 sales agents; child care workers
Educational Services 11,940 7,250 19,190
Ambulatory Health Care Facilities:  medical assistants; registered nurses; dental

Projections
Administrative and Support Services 9,330 6,170 15,500
assistants; receptionists & information clerks; dental hygienists
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 4,920 3,660 8,580
Specialty Trade Contractors 4,130 2,730 6,860
Local Government, except Education & Hospitals:  police & sheriff’s patrol
Self-employed and Unpaid Family Workers 2,040 4,200 6,240 officers; fire fighters; correctional officers & jailers; general office clerks; court,
Ambulatory Health Care Services 3,350 2,310 5,660 municipal, & license clerks
Local, Excluding Education and Hospitals 2,580 3,070 5,650
General Merchandise Stores
Food and Beverage Stores
1,220
1,020
3,690
3,550
4,910
4,570
General Merchandise Stores:  retail salespersons; cashiers; supervisors of retail
sales workers; pharmacists; customer service reps See which jobs are expected
Hospitals 1,770 2,720 4,490
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities
1,760
1,420
2,500
2,100
4,260
3,520
Food and Beverage Stores:  cashiers; food prep workers; supervisors of retail
sales workers; hand packers; pharmacists
to be in highest demand
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers
Social Assistance
1,350
2,110
1,830
1,070
3,180
3,180 Hospitals:  registered nurses; nursing aides, orderlies, & attendants; respiratory over the next two years
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, therapists; medical & health services managers; maids & housekeeping cleaners
  and Similar Org 1,140 1,780 2,920
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods:  sales reps, wholesale & manufacturing,
Building Material and Garden Equipment
except technical & scientific products; customer service reps; sales reps, wholesale
  and Supplies Dealers 1,270 1,440 2,710
& manufacturing; truck drivers, heavy & tractor-trailer; general & operations
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods 1,090 1,460 2,550 managers
Accommodation 820 1,400 2,220
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries 1,010 1,120 2,130 Credit Intermediation & Related Activities:  tellers; loan officers; customer
service reps; bill & account collectors; new accounts clerks

Motor Vehicle & Parts Dealers:  retail salespersons; automotive service
technicians & mechanics; sales managers; general & operations managers;
Occupations with the Most Annual Openings supervisors of retail workers
within the Highest Demand Industries Social Assistance:  child care workers; preschool teachers, except special ed;
personal & home care aides; social & human service assistants; teacher assistants
The top five jobs with the most annual openings within each of the 20
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, & Similar Organizations:  child
highest demand industries for 2007-2008 are listed below. Several of these care workers; social & human service assistants; recreation workers; general &
jobs are listed in the tables on the inside of this brochure. operations managers; fitness trainers & aerobics instructors

Food Services & Drinking Places:  combined food prep & serving workers, Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers:  retail
including fast food; waiters & waitresses; restaurant cooks; supervisors of food salespersons; cashiers; supervisors of retail sales workers; sales reps, wholesale &
preparation and serving workers; food preparation workers. manufacturing, except technical & scientific products; industrial truck & tractor
operators
Educational Services:  elementary school teachers, except special ed;
teacher assistants; secondary school teachers, except special & voc ed; middle Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods:  sales reps, wholesale &
school teachers, except special & voc ed; janitors & cleaners, except maids & manufacturing, except technical & scientific products; sales reps, wholesale &
housekeeping cleaners manufacturing, technical & scientific products; truck drivers, heavy & tractor-
trailer; customer service reps; driver/sales workers
Administrative & Support Services:  security guards; laborers & freight, stock,
& material movers, hand; janitors & cleaners, except maids & housekeeping Accommodation:  maids & housekeeping cleaners; hotel, motel & resort desk
cleaners; landscaping & groundskeeping workers; customer service reps clerks; general maintenance & repair workers; combined food prep & serving Georgia Department of Labor
workers, including fast food; Waiters and Waitresses Workforce Information & Analysis
Professional, Scientific & Technical Services:  management analysts; computer
systems analysts; customer service reps; computer support specialists; accountants
& auditors
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries:  amusement & recreation Michael L. Thurmond
attendants; fitness trainers & aerobics instructors; landscaping & groundskeeping
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workers; waiters & waitresses; recreation workers
Georgia’s Top Jobs Grouped by Most Expected Annual Openings for 2007-2008
uring the years 2007 and 2008, more than almost 72,000 new jobs will be cre-
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ated annually in Georgia. In addition to these job openings arising from employ- New Job Annual Average New Job Annual Average
Occupation Positions Replacements Openings Wage Occupation Positions Replacements Openings Wage
ment growth, openings will also arise from the need to replace workers who
transfer to other occupations, retire, die, or leave the labor force permanently for Registered Nurses 1,300 1,130 2,430 $27.34 Cooks, Restaurant 520 980 1,500 $10.08
other reasons. This is important because over the next two years job openings Computer Support Specialists 540 220 760 $20.38 Carpenters 610 390 1,000 $15.96
resulting from replacement needs will exceed those resulting from growth in many Medical Records and Health Information Electricians 600 350 950 $19.82
occupations. It is expected that almost 108,000 additional job openings per year   Technicians 150 60 210 $13.82 Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers 350 480 830 $18.18
will result from the need to replace workers who leave during this period. Respiratory Therapists 100 100 200 $22.30 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 330 240 570 $18.53
Paralegals and Legal Assistants 150 40 190 $22.72 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 220 320 540 $14.64
This brochure lists the jobs expected to be in the highest demand over the next two Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 70 110 180 $15.59 Fire Fighters 150 220 370 $16.75
years. Each table shows the top ten jobs expected to have the most annual open- Dental Hygienists 140 30 170 $29.15 Sheet Metal Workers 160 180 340 $16.60
ings by the job preparation level usually required for employment. Annual open- Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 80 90 170 $22.43 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration
ings are split into those resulting from growth (new positions) and those resulting Interior Designers 70 40 110 $23.32
  Mechanics and Installers 260 80 340 $17.30
from replacements. Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 80 30 110 $12.46
Machinists 100 180 280 $15.88

Wages from the 2006 Georgia Wage Survey are also shown for each occupation. Moderate-term on-the-job Training
All wages are hourly, except that annual wages are shown for the few occupations Postsecondary Vocational Training New Job Annual Average
in which the number of hours typically worked in a year is less than 2,080. New Job Annual Average Occupation Positions Replacements Openings Wage
Occupation Positions Replacements Openings Wage
Customer Service Representatives 1,630 1,250 2,880 $14.94
Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 610 450 1,060 $9.71
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and
Automotive Service Technicians
  Manufacturing, Except Technical and
  and Mechanics 470 590 1,060 $16.77
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher Licensed Practical and Licensed   Scientific Products 1,000 1,400 2,400 $27.18
New Job Annual Average
Occupation Positions Replacements Openings Wage   Vocational Nurses 310 490 800 $16.30 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,020 920 1,940 $17.71
General and Operations Managers 1,430 1,350 2,780 $42.17 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 500 140 640 $11.39 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 710 790 1,500 $15.81
Management Analysts 730 310 1,040 $42.26 Real Estate Sales Agents 320 270 590 $18.45 Construction Laborers 980 430 1,410 $11.70
Sales Managers 470 290 760 $48.76 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 190 280 470 $11.79 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing
Chief Executives 320 310 630 $73.54 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 200 150 350 $13.53   Clerks 330 1,020 1,350 $14.86
Financial Managers 300 210 510 $46.79 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Executive Secretaries and Administrative
Computer and Information   Engine Specialists 120 220 340 $18.97   Assistants 500 830 1,330 $18.65
  Systems Managers 300 170 470 $49.30 Legal Secretaries 100 120 220 $17.80 Team Assemblers 0 1,280 1,280 $12.05
Education Administrators, Elementary Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 30 180 210 $28.00 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical,
  and Secondary School 260 160 420 $78,621   and Executive 140 910 1,050 $12.73
Lawyers 210 190 400 $57.98 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 190 600 790 $8.43
Instructional Coordinators 290 100 390 $23.12 Work Experience in a Related Occupation
Administrative Services Managers 200 170 370 $33.56 New Job Annual Average Short-term on-the-job Training
Occupation Positions Replacements Openings Wage New Job Annual Average
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Occupation Positions Replacements Openings Wage
Bachelor’s Degree   Retail Sales Workers 620 870 1,490 $16.61 Cashiers 1,450 6,790 8,240 $8.15
New Job Annual Average First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Combined Food Preparation and
Occupation Positions Replacements Openings Wage
  Office and Administrative Support Workers 390 1,040 1,430 $21.79   Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2,680 5,230 7,910 $7.35
Elementary School Teachers, Except First-Line Supervisors/Managers of
  Special Education 1,650 1,020 2,670 $48,280 Retail Salespersons 2,090 5,400 7,490 $10.80
  Food Preparation and Serving Workers 580 720 1,300 $14.02 Waiters and Waitresses 1,520 3,970 5,490 $7.38
Secondary School Teachers, Except First-Line Supervisors/Managers of
  Special and Vocational Education 840 650 1,490 $50,167 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and
  Construction Trades & Extraction Workers 610 340 950 $24.75   Material Movers, Hand 630 3,390 4,020 $10.69
Middle School Teachers, Except First-Line Supervisors/Managers of
  Special and Vocational Education 640 480 1,120 $48,887 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 0 3,290 3,290 $10.86
  Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 330 440 770 $25.97 Office Clerks, General 1,050 1,940 2,990 $11.38
Accountants and Auditors 530 510 1,040 $29.27 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of
Computer Systems Analysts 550 160 710 $36.46 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids
  Production and Operating Workers 70 460 530 $22.61
Construction Managers 310 190 500 $36.21   and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,220 1,070 2,290 $9.38
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of
Network Systems and Data Teacher Assistants 1,530 720 2,250 $17,262
  Non-Retail Sales Workers 130 220 350 $32.01
  Communications Analysts 400 90 490 $31.28 Child Care Workers 860 1,210 2,070 $7.97
Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 280 60 340 $18.00
Special Education Teachers, Preschool, First-Line Supervisors/Managers of
  Kindergarten, and Elementary School 290 140 430 $47,646   Transportation and Material-Moving
Computer Software Engineers, Systems   Machine and Vehicle Operators 100 180 280 $23.78
  Software 340 80 420 $38.49 For more information about short-term employment trends, please contact
Cost Estimators 150 120 270 $26.48 David Yankey at (404) 232-3875 • Fax (404) 232-3888
Loan Officers 260 150 410 $30.46
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