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Fastest Growing Occupations Occupations with the

Most Annual Openings
Hot Netw ork Systems & Data Comm Analysts

Home Health Aides

Retail Salespersons 530
Area Workforce Trends
Hot Computer Softw are Engineers, Applications 4.2%
Cashiers 420
Medical Assistants 4.0%
Waiters & Waitresses 400 Projections to 2014
Hot Physician Assistants 3.9% Combined Food Prep & Serv Workers, Incl
Cementing & Gluing Machine Operators & Fast Food
Tenders Hot Registered Nurses 220
Personal & Home Care Aides 3.6% Laborers & Freight, Stock, & Material
WIA Area #20 – Coastal GA
Movers, Hand
Hot Physical Therapist Assistants 3.5% Hot General & Operations Managers 160
Hot Database Administrators 3.4% Customer Service Representatives 150
Hot Elementary School Teachers, Exc Special
Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsec 3.4% 150
Biological Science Teachers, Postsec 3.4% Food Preparation Workers 140
Janitors & Cleaners, Exc Maids &
Hot Netw ork & Computer Systems Administrators 3.4% 140
Housekeeping Cleaners
English Language & Literature Teachers,
3.3% Child Care Workers 140
Nursing Instructors & Teachers, Postsec 3.3% Maids & Housekeeping Cleaners 140

Amusement & Recreation Attendants 3.2% Office Clerks, General 130

Hot Business Teachers, Postsec 3.2% Stock Clerks & Order Fillers 130

These fast-growing occupations will have better employ- Most of the job 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.
Eleven of these occupations require short-term on-the-job This area encompasses the nine-county coastal region of southeast
training of one month or less. Georgia in and around the city of Savannah. It includes the follow-
Six of these occupations are found mainly in health services ing counties: Bryan, Bulloch, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn,
and three are associated with computer technology. Liberty, Long, and McIntosh.
On a statewide basis, three of these occupations have
Seven have earned the “HOT” designation on a statewide earned the “HOT” designation for the projections period.
basis for the period 2004-2014.
Although these occupations have many projected annual Workforce Information & Analysis Division
Five of these jobs do not require any formal education be- openings, more than half of them pay less than average Georgia Department of Labor
yond high school. wages. Michael L. Thurmond
Total Industry Growth Industry Rate of Growth Occupations with the
Total employment in WIA Area #20 is expected to grow from While the area’s economy is currently not growing as fast as
Most Job Growth
more than 262,000 jobs in 2004 to almost 302,000 by the year Georgia’s overall, it is growing faster than the nation’s employ-
2014, which equates to almost 4,000 new jobs added each year. ment growth rate of 1.2 percent annually. Area job growth is Retail Salespersons 1,870

This area is the home of a regional medical center and several expected to be 1.4 percent per year, while Georgia’s job growth Combined Food Prep & Serv Workers, Incl
Fast Food
military installations. It is also the home of a thriving tour- is expected to be 1.7 percent per year. Waiters & Waitresses 1,240
ist industry and one of the largest seaports in the southeastern Hot Registered Nurses 1,210
United States. Principal industries include water transportation The ten fastest growing industries in this area are listed below.
Customer Service Representatives 900
of freight, tourism and hospitality, educational services, health Janitors & Cleaners, Exc Maids &
services, transportation equipment manufacturing, paper manu- Internet Serv Providers, Web Search Housekeeping Cleaners
facturing, food manufacturing, and federal and state govern- Portals, & Data Proc Services Hot General & Operations Managers 780

ment employment. Hot Elem School Teachers, Exc Special Education 750
Warehousing & Storage 3.9%
Nursing Aides, Orderlies, & Attendants 700
The top ten industries in this area with the most job growth are Amusement, Gambling, & Recreation
3.8% Teacher Assistants 670
listed below. 670
Maids & Housekeeping Cleaners
Administrative & Support Services 3.4%
Food Preparation Workers 610
Educational Services 5,580
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, & Child Care Workers 610
Related Industries Laborers & Freight, Stock, & Material Movers,
Food Services & Drinking Places 5,450 590
Wood Product Manufacturing 3.3% Landscaping & Groundskeeping Workers 510
Administrative & Support Services 5,150

Funds, Trusts, & Other Financial Vehicles 3.1%
Ambulatory Health Care Services 3,260

Ambulatory Health Care Services 3.0% These 17 occupations – out of more than 700 - are projected
General Merchandise Stores 2,160 to add almost 13,200 jobs over the next 10 years, more than
one-third of all projected job growth in this area.
Nursing & Residential Care Facilities 3.0%
Self-Employed & Unpd Family Wkrs 1,870
Ten of these occupations require short-term on-the-job
Repair & Maintenance 2.9%
Local Government, Excl Education &
1,760 training of one month or less and three require a college
Hospitals degree.
Professional, Scientific, & Tech
Services Three have made the list of Georgia’s “HOT” Careers to
For copies of the Georgia Career Planner,
Georgia Workforce Trends or this publication, 2014 as a result of their fast job growth, high wages, and
call 404/232-3875 or contact your local plentiful job openings over the period 2004-2014.
Department of Labor office.
Hospitals 1,210
Two are found in health services, a key industry in this area.