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Fastest Growing Occupations Occupations with the

Most Annual Openings
Home Health Aides

Preschool Teachers, Exc Special Ed 3.8%

Retail Salespersons 380
Area Workforce Trends
Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsec 3.7%
Cashiers 330
English Language and Literature Teachers,
3.6% Child Care Workers 270
Projections to 2014
Education Teachers, Postsec 3.6% Hot Registered Nurses 220
Combined Food Prep & Serv Wkrs, Incl Fast
WIA Area #5 – DeKalb County
Business Teachers, Postsec 3.6% 220
Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsec 3.6% Waiters & Waitresses 210
Laborers & Freight, Stock, & Material
Computer Science Teachers, Postsec 3.6% 210
Movers, Hand
Hot Ed Admins, Preschool & Child Care Teacher Assistants 170
Nursing Aides, Orderlies, & Attendants 160
Hot Instructional Coordinators 3.4%
Hot Spec Ed Teachers, Preschool, Kdgtn & Elem Stock Clerks & Order Fillers 160
Customer Service Representatives 150
Child Care Workers 3.2%
Janitors & Cleaners, Exc Maids &
Personal & Home Care Aides 3.2% Housekeeping Cleaners
Office Clerks, General 130
Broadcast Technicians 3.2%
Hot General & Operations Managers 110
Nursing Aides, Orderlies, & Attendants 3.2% Hot Sales Reps, Whlsl & Mfg, Exc Tech &
Scientific Products

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

Three of the fastest growing occupations are in health ser- Ten require short-term on-the-job training of one month or
vices and one is computer-related. less.

Three require only short-term on-the-job training of one On a statewide level, three have received the “HOT” label
month or less. for this series of projections.
Workforce Information & Analysis Division
Three have been designated “HOT” on a statewide basis Although these occupations have many projected annual open- Georgia Department of Labor
over the projections decade. ings, more than half of them pay less than average wages. Michael L. Thurmond
Total Industry Growth Industry Rate of Growth Occupations with the
Total employment in WIA Area #5 is expected to grow from The area’s economy is expected to lag behind both the state’s
Most Job Growth
almost 316,000 jobs in 2004 to almost 327,000 by the year 2014, and the nation’s economy during the projection period. County
which equates to more than 1,100 new jobs added each year. job growth is expected to be 0.4 percent per year, while the Child Care Workers 1,560
This area is home to the Centers for Disease Control, Stone state’s job growth is expected to be 1.7 percent per year and the Nursing Aides, Orderlies, & Attendants 1,140
Mountain Park, an automobile manufacturer, a large communi- nation is expected to have annual job growth of 1.2 percent. 1,040
Teacher Assistants
cations provider, several colleges and universities, and a sub-
Hot Registered Nurses 1,030
stantial number of hospitals. Key industries are health services, The ten fastest growing industries in this area are listed below. Janitors & Cleaners, Exc Maids &
higher education, federal government employment, tourism, Housekeeping Cleaners
telecommunications, and transportation equipment manufac- 6.3%
Preschool Teachers, Exc Special Education 500
Nursing & Residential Care Facilities
turing. Home Health Aides 480

Social Assistance 4.0% Customer Service Representatives 460
The top ten industries in this area with the most job growth are Personal & Home Care Aides 420
listed below. Broadcasting (except Internet) 3.9% Hot Middle School Teachers, Exc Special & Voc
Maids & Housekeeping Cleaners 390
Educational Services 8,230 Waste Mgt & Remediation Service 3.8% Licensed Practical & Licensed Vocational
Administrative & Support Services 3,290 Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, & Police & Sheriff's Patrol Officers 320
Hot Netw ork Systems & Data Comm Analysts 310
Nursing & Residential Care Facilities 3,020 Elect Equipment, Appliance, &
2.6% Landscaping & Groundskeeping Workers 300
Component Mfg

Social Assistance 2,530 Other Information Services 2.5%

These 15 occupations – out of more than 700 - are projected
Federal Government, Excl Post Office Educational Services 2.4% to add more than 9,200 jobs over the next 10 years, a major-
ity of all projected job growth in this area.
Self-Employed & Unpd Family Wkrs 1,630 Rental & Leasing Services 2.3%

Local Government, Excl Education &
Seven occupations require short-term on-the-job training of
1,620 Internet Publishing & Broadcasting 2.2% one month or less and three require a college degree.
Relig, Grantmak, Civic, Prof, & Similar
1,410 Four are found mainly in health services and one is com-
For copies of the Georgia Career Planner, puter-related.
Ambulatory Health Care Services 950 Georgia Workforce Trends or this publication,
call 404/232-3875 or contact your local Three have made the list of Georgia’s “HOT” Careers to
Department of Labor office. 2014 as a result of their fast job growth, high wages, and
Hospitals 710
plentiful job openings over the projections decade.