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Fastest Growing Occupations Occupations with the

Most Annual Openings
Hot Netw ork Systems & Data Comm Analysts

Hot Computer Softw are Engineers, Applications 4.0%

Retail Salespersons 940
Area Workforce Trends
Hot Physician Assistants 3.8%
Waiters & Waitresses 880
Hot Respiratory Therapists 3.8% Comb Food Prep & Serv Workers, Incl
Fast Food
850 Projections to 2014
Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 3.7% 740
Customer Service Representatives
Medical Assistants 3.7%
WIA Areas #3 and #6 – City of Atlanta
Cashiers 660
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 3.6% Hot Registered Nurses 650

Surgical Technologists 3.6% Laborers & Freight, Stock, & Material
and Balance of Fulton County
Movers, Hand
Hot Computer Softw are Engineers, Systems
3.5% Hot General & Operations Managers 530
Softw are
Shampooers 3.4% Office Clerks, General 460
Hot Sales Reps, Whlsl & Mfg, Exc Tech &
Cardiovascular Technologists & Technicians 3.4% 350
Scientific Products
Hot Physical Therapist Assistants 3.3% Food Preparation Workers 320
Janitors & Cleaners, Exc Maids &
Hot Registered Nurses 3.3% 320
Housekeeping Cleaners
Executive Secretaries & Admin
Home Health Aides 3.3% 320
Supvrs of Office & Admin Support
Medical Equipment Preparers 3.2% 320
Stock Clerks & Order Fillers 320

These fast-growing occupations will have better employ-
ment prospects than occupations with slow or declining Most of the annual job openings in this list will result from
employment. Also, conditions will be more favorable for the need to replace workers who change jobs rather than
mobility and advancement. from new job creation.

Three of the fastest growing occupations are associated Nine require short-term on-the-job training of one month or
with computer technology. less. These two areas combined are comprised of the City of Atlanta in
Fulton County and the balance of Fulton County.
Ten are found mainly in health services. Three of these occupations are also found on the list of
Georgia’s “HOT” Careers to 2014.
Five of these occupations require no formal education be-
yond high school. Although these occupations have many projected annual Workforce Information & Analysis Division
openings, more than half of them pay less than average Georgia Department of Labor
Seven have received the “HOT” label on a statewide basis. wages. Michael L. Thurmond
Total Industry Growth Industry Rate of Growth Occupations with the
Total employment in WIA Areas #3 & #6, that is, in Fulton While the area’s economy is currently not growing as fast as
Most Job Growth
County in its entirety, is expected to grow from more than Georgia’s overall, it is growing at essentially the same rate as
763,000 jobs in 2004 to almost 860,000 by the year 2014. This the nation’s economy. Area job growth is expected to be 1.2 Customer Service Representatives 4,360
equates to almost 9,600 new jobs added each year. The Atlanta percent per year, while Georgia’s job growth is expected to be Hot Registered Nurses 4,210
– Fulton County area is the principal commercial, financial, 1.7 percent per year. Comb Food Prep & Serv Workers, Incl Fast Food 2,960
transportation, and manufacturing center for the southeastern Waiters & Waitresses 2,700
United States. Other key industries are tourism, telecommuni- The ten fastest growing industries in this area are listed below. Hot General & Operations Managers 2,370
cations, health services, higher education, and federal and state Retail Salespersons 2,030
government employment.
Internet Publishing & Broadcasting 5.3% Hot Computer Softw are Engineers, Applications 1,970

Hot Accountants & Auditors 1,590
The top ten industries in this area with the most job growth are Waste Management & Remediation
4.6% Hot Management Analysts 1,560
listed below. Service
Maids & Housekeeping Cleaners 1,550
Personal & Laundry Services 3.2%
Hot Computer Softw are Engineers, Systems Softw are 1,380
Professional, Scientific, & Technical
19,410 Hot Computer Systems Analysts 1,380
Services Hospitals 3.1%
Hot Netw ork Systems & Data Comm Analysts 1,380
Food Services & Drinking Places 12,010
Broadcasting (except Internet) 2.9% Food Preparation Workers 1,380

Nursing Aides, Orderlies, & Attendants 1,330
Administrative & Support Services 9,600
Food Manufacturing 2.8% Maintenance & Repair Workers, General 1,330

Educational Services 9,570 Ambulatory Health Care Services 2.7%

Hospitals 9,260 Professional, Scientific, & Technical
2.5% These 15 occupations – out of more than 700 - are projected
Services to add almost 33,500 jobs over the next 10 years, almost 35
Amusement, Gambling, & Recreation percent of all projected job growth in this area.
Ambulatory Health Care Services 6,850 2.5%
Relig, Grantmaking, Civic, Prof, & Similar Five occupations require short-term on-the-job training of
3,520 Accommodation 2.2%
Organizations one month.

Accommodation 3,380 Four of these occupations are computer-related and two are
For copies of the Georgia Career Planner, found in health services.
Personal & Laundry Services 3,260 Georgia Workforce Trends or this publication,
call 404/232-3875 or contact your local Eight have received the “HOT” label on a statewide basis
Self-Employed & Unpd Family Wkrs 3,060
Department of Labor office. for their fast growth, high wages, and plentiful job openings
during the projections decade.