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Fastest Growing Occupations Occupations with the

Most Annual Openings
Hot Netw ork Systems & Data Comm Analysts

Home Health Aides 3.9%

Cashiers 150
Area Workforce Trends
Hot Computer Softw are Engineers, Applications 3.5% Retail Salespersons 140

Medical Assistants 3.3% Hot Registered Nurses 130 Projections to 2014
Waiters & Waitresses 110
Personal & Home Care Aides 3.3%
Combined Food Prep & Serv Workers, Incl Fast Food 110
WIA Area #12 – Richmond & Burke
Physician Assistants 3.0%
Laborers & Freight, Stock, & Material Movers, Hand 70
Hot 2.9%
Computer Softw are Engineers, Systems Softw are Child Care Workers 60

Preschool Teachers, Exc Special Education 2.8% Stock Clerks & Order Fillers 60

Nursing Aides, Orderlies, & Attendants 50
Hot Dental Hygienists 2.6%
Office Clerks, General 50
Child Care Workers 2.5%
Food Preparation Workers 40
Dental Assistants 2.5% Janitors & Cleaners, Exc Maids & Housekeeping
Hot Netw ork & Computer Systems Administrators 2.5% Hot General & Operations Managers 40

Medical Assistants 30
Hot Physical Therapists 2.0%
Maids & Housekeeping Cleaners 30
Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 2.0%

Hot Special Ed Teachers, Preschool, Kgtn & Elem School 1.8%

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

Seven of the fastest growing occupations are in the health Eleven require short-term on-the-job training of one month
This area encompasses Richmond and Burke counties in east central
services industry and four are related to computers. or less. Georgia.

On a statewide level, eight have been given the “HOT” label Two have earned the “HOT” label on a statewide level for
for this period. this period.
Workforce Information & Analysis Division
Six these occupations do not require any formal education Although these occupations have many projected annual open- Georgia Department of Labor
beyond high school. 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 #12 is expected to grow from The area’s economy is expected to lag behind both the state’s
Most Job Growth
more than 118,000 jobs in 2004 to almost 121,000 by the year and the nation’s economy during the projection period. Area
2014, which equates to more than 200 new jobs added each job growth is expected to be 0.2 percent per year, while Geor- Hot Registered Nurses 610

year. The area is the home of the Medical College of Geor- gia’s job growth is expected to be 1.7 percent per year and the Child Care Workers 280

gia, Fort Gordon Military Base, and the annual Master’s Golf nation is expected to have annual job growth of 1.2 percent. Nursing Aides, Orderlies, & Attendants 250

Tournament. Key industries are educational services, health Medical Assistants 190

services, federal government employment, and chemical manu- The ten fastest growing industries in this area are listed below. Personal & Home Care Aides 150
facturing. Combined Food Prep & Serv Workers, Incl Fast
Museums, Historical Sites, & Similar
5.4% Home Health Aides 120
The top ten industries in this area with the most job growth are Institutions
Waiters & Waitresses 120
listed below. Warehousing & Storage 4.6% Maids & Housekeeping Cleaners 120
Janitors & Cleaners, Exc Maids & Housekeeping
Ambulatory Health Care Services 1,680 Broadcasting (except Internet) 4.1%
Truck Drivers, Heavy & Tractor-Trailer 110

Preschool Teachers, Exc Special Education 100
Educational Services 1,330 Plastics & Rubber Products Mfg 3.6%
Hot Computer Softw are Engineers, Applications 90

Social Assistance 3.0% Hot Netw ork Systems & Data Comm Analysts 90
Administrative & Support Services 1,100
Receptionists &n Information Clerks 90

Mining (except Oil & Gas) 3.0% Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 90
Hospitals 610

Couriers & Messengers 2.7%
Food Services & Drinking Places 510
These 15 occupations – out of more than 700 - are projected
Truck Transportation 2.5%
to add over 2,600 jobs over the next 10 years, the majority
Professional, Scientific, & Tech Services 500 of all projected job growth in this area.
Ambulatory Health Care Services 2.5%

Social Assistance 480 Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, & Nine occupations require short-term on-the-job training of
2.5% one month or less and three require a college degree.
Relig, Grantmak, Civic, Prof, & Similar
Organizations Two are found mainly in the computer industry and five are
For copies of the Georgia Career Planner, in healthcare.
Self-Employed & Unpd Family Wkrs 400 Georgia Workforce Trends or this publication,
call 404/232-3875 or contact your local Three of these occupations have made the list of Georgia’s
Truck Transportation 250
Department of Labor office. “HOT” Careers to 2014 as a result of their fast job growth,
high wages, and plentiful job openings.