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Fastest Growing Occupations Occupations with the

Most Annual Openings
Home Health Aides

Hot Netw ork Systems & Data Comm Analysts 4.8%

Retail Salespersons 150
Area Workforce Trends
Cashiers 120
Hot Computer Softw are Engineers, Applications 4.2%
Hot 90
Personal & Home Care Aides 3.9%
Registered Nurses

Combined Food Prep & Serv Workers, IncL Fast Food 90
Projections to 2014
Hot Computer Softw are Engineers, Systems Waiters & Waitresses 90
Softw are Nursing Aides, Orderlies, & Attendants 70

WIA Area #10 – Macon-Bibb County
Medical Assistants 3.0% Customer Service Representatives 60

Laborers & Freight, Stock, & Material Movers, Hand 60
Hot Netw ork & Computer Systems Administrators 2.9%
Child Care Workers 50
Hot Food Service Managers 2.7% Hot General & Operations Managers 50

Office Clerks, General 50
Hot Instructional Coordinators 2.6%
Stock Clerks & Order Fillers 50
Janitors & Cleaners, Exc Maids & Housekeeping
Hot Computer Systems Analysts 2.6%

Food Preparation Workers 40
Nursing Aides, Orderlies, & Attendants 2.6%
Maids & Housekeeping Cleaners 30

Social & Human Service Assistants 2.5% Licensed Practical & Licensed Vocational Nurses 30

Receptionists & Information Clerks 30
Hot Computer & Information Systems Managers 2.4%
Exec Secretaries & Admin Assistants 30

Preschool Teachers, Exc Special Ed 2.4% Bookkeeping, Accounting, & Auditing Clerks 30

Supvrs of Office & Admin Support Workers 30
Supvrs Personal Service Workers 2.3%
Secretaries, Exc Legal, Medical, & Executive 30

These fast-growing occupations will have better employ- Most of the annual openings in this list will result from the
ment prospects than occupations with slow or declining need to replace workers who change jobs rather than from
employment. Also, conditions will be more favorable for new job creation.
mobility and advancement.
Twelve require short-term on-the-job training of one month
Six of these occupations are computer-related and four are or less.
found mainly in health services.
On a statewide basis, two have earned the “HOT” label for
Six of these occupations do not require any formal educa- this period.
tion beyond high school.
Although these occupations have many projected annual Workforce Information & Analysis Division
Eight have made the list of Georgia’s “HOT” Careers to openings, more than half of them pay less than average Georgia Department of Labor
2014 for this period. wages. Michael L. Thurmond
Total Industry Growth Industry Rate of Growth Occupations with the Most Job
Total employment in WIA Area #10 is expected to grow from The area’s economy is expected to lag behind both the state’s
more than 89,000 jobs in 2004 to more than 95,000 by the year and the nation’s economy during the projection period. Area
2014, which equates to more than 600 new jobs added each job growth is expected to be 0.7 percent per year, while the Hot Registered Nurses 450
year. This area is home to a regional medical center and several state’s job growth is expected to be 1.7 percent per year and the Nursing Aides, Orderlies, & Attendants 450
colleges and universities. Main industries are health services, nation is expected to have annual job growth of 1.2 percent. Customer Service Representatives 310
higher education services, insurance services, and waste man-
Retail Salespersons 270
agement services. The area’s economy is currently growing slightly faster than
Child Care Workers 220
Georgia’s overall, with expected job growth of 1.8 percent per year
Home Health Aides 190
The top ten industries in this area with the most job growth are over the next ten years, as compared to 1.6 percent for the state.
Janitors & Cleaners, Except Maids &
listed below. Housekeeping Cleaners

The ten fastest growing industries in this area are listed below. Personal & Home Care Aides 170

Management of Companies & Hot General & Operations Managers 160
Enterprises Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, & Combined Food Prep & Serving Workers, Incl
6.5% Fast Food
Hot Computer Software Engineers, Applications 130
Nursing & Residential Care Facilities 1,150 Management of Companies & Enterprises 6.4%
Licensed Practical & Licensed Vocational
Electronics & Appliance Stores 5.6% Medical Assistants 120
Educational Services 1,130
4.2% Waiters & Waitresses 120
Warehousing & Storage
Maids & Housekeeping Cleaners 120
Administrative & Support Services 1,070 Nursing & Residential Care Facilities 4.1%

Transit & Ground Passenger Transport 2.3%
Ambulatory Health Care Services 950
Social Assistance 2.2% These 15 occupations – out of more than 700 - are projected
Self-Employed & Unpd Family Wkrs 730
to add more than 3,100 jobs over the next 10 years, the ma-
Ambulatory Health Care Services 2.1%
jority of all projected job growth in this area.
State Government, Excl Education &
Food Services & Drinking Places 470 Eight occupations require short-term on-the-job training of
Self-Employed & Unpd Family Wrkrs 1.7% one month or less and three require a college degree.
State Government, Excl Education &
Hospitals Six of these occupations are found mainly in health services
For copies of the Georgia Career Planner, and one is related to computers.
Relig, Grantmak, Civic, Profl, &
460 Georgia Workforce Trends or this publication,
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call 404/232-3875 or contact your local Three have made the list of Georgia’s “HOT” Careers to
Local Government, Excl Education &
Department of Labor office. 2014 for their fast job growth, high wages, and plentiful job
Hospitals openings during this period.