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During the years 2007 and 2008, almost 1,200 new Georgia Jobs 2007-2008

jobs will be created annually in the Heart of Georgia/
Altamaha Area. In addition to these job openings
arising from employment growth, openings will also Short-term
arise from the need to replace workers who transfer
to other occupations, retire, die, or leave the labor
force permanently for other reasons. This is impor-
Employment
tant because over the next two years job openings
resulting from replacement needs will exceed those
resulting from growth in many occupations. It is
Projections
expected that almost 2,700 additional job openings
per year will result from the need to replace workers See which jobs are
who leave doing this period. expected to be in
This brochure lists the jobs expected to be in the highest demand over
highest demand over the next two years in this area. the next two years
Each table shows the top ten or so jobs expected to
have the most annual openings by the level of educa- Workforce Investment Area #16
tion and training usually required for employment. Heart of Georgia/Altamaha
Annual openings are split into those resulting from
growth (new positions) and those resulting from Johnson
replacements. Emanuel
Bleckley Laurens
Treutlen Candler

omery
Area wages from the 2007 Georgia Wage Survey Dodge Toombs Evans

Montg
Wheeler
are also shown for each occupation. All wages are Wilcox
Telfair
Tattnall

hourly, except that annual wages are shown for the Jeff Davis Appling

few occupations in which the number of hours typi- Wayne

cally worked in a year is less than 2,080.

Georgia Department of Labor Includes the following counties: Appling,
Bleckley, Candler, Dodge, Emanuel, Evans, Jeff
Workforce Information & Analysis Davis, Johnson, Laurens, Montgomery, Tattnall,
Michael L. Thurmond Telfair, Toombs, Treutlen, Wayne, Wheeler and
Wilcox
Commissioner
Heart of Georgia/Altamaha Area’s Top Jobs by Most Expected Annual Openings for 2007-2008
More than a Bachelor’s Degree Work Experience in a Related Occupation Moderate-term on-the-job Training
New Job Annual Average New Job Annual Average New Job Annual Average
Occupation Positions Replacements Openings Wage Occupation Positions Replacements Openings Wage Occupation Positions Replacements Openings Wage

Farm, Ranch, & Other Ag Managers 90 20 110 N/A Supvrs of Food Prep & Serving Workers 10 20 30 12.05 Team Assemblers 30 60 90 9.40
Educational, Vocational, & School Counselors 10 10 20 20.20 Supvrs of Retail Sales Workers 0 30 30 13.68 Correctional Officers & Jailers 0 40 40 14.89
General & Operations Managers 0 20 20 32.89 Supvrs of Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Workers 10 10 20 20.25 Agricultural Equipment Operators 20 10 30 10.42
Substance Abuse & Behavioral Disorder Supvrs of Office & Admin Support Workers 0 20 20 17.71 Operating Engineers & Other Construct
Counselors 10 0 10 16.01 Supvrs of Production & Operating Workers 0 20 20 19.96 Equipment Operators 10 20 30 13.55
Chief Executives 0 10 10 58.95 Voc Ed Teachers, Postsecondary 10 10 20 19.93 Sales Reps, Wholesale & Mfg, Exc Tech
Ed Administrators, Elem & Secondary School 0 10 10 72,776 Supvrs of Construct Trades & Extraction Workers 0 10 10 20.74 & Scientific Produc 10 20 30 21.80
Supvrs of Mechanics, Installers, & Repairers 0 10 10 20.68 Secretaries, Exc Legal, Medical, & Executive 0 30 30 10.91
Bachelor’s Degree Supvrs of Transport & Material-Moving Machine Truck Drivers, Heavy & Tractor-Trailer 0 30 30 16.94
New Job Annual Average & Vehicle Operators 0 10 10 20.70 Bookkeeping, Accounting, & Auditing Clerks 0 20 20 12.72
Occupation Positions Replacements Openings Wage Cooks, Institution & Cafeteria 0 20 20 7.89
Elem School Teachers, Exc Special Ed 30 30 60 45,781 Long-term on-the-job Training Maintenance & Repair Workers, General 0 20 20 13.18
Middle School Teachers, Exc Special New Job Annual Average Structural Metal Fabricators & Fitters 10 10 20 11.02
& Voc Ed 20 20 40 49,484 Occupation Positions Replacements Openings Wage

Secondary School Teachers, Exc Special Carpenters 10 10 20 13.96 Short-term on-the-job Training
& Voc Ed 10 20 30 50,695 Cooks, Restaurant 10 10 20 8.16 New Job Annual Average
Child, Family, & School Social Workers 10 10 20 18.93 Machinists 10 10 20 13.91 Occupation Positions Replacements Openings Wage

Construction Managers 0 10 10 28.45 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, & Brazers 10 10 20 13.02 Farmworkers & Laborers, Crop, Nursery,
Accountants & Auditors 0 10 10 30.44 Cabinetmakers & Bench Carpenters 0 10 10 11.82 & Greenhouse 170 120 290 7.20
Kindergarten Teachers, Exc Special Ed 10 0 10 47,057 Electrical Power-Line Installers & Repairers 0 10 10 20.79 Cashiers 0 190 190 7.17
Special Ed Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, Electricians 0 10 10 17.99 Combined Food Prep & Serving Workers,
& Elem School 10 0 10 55,372 Fire Fighters 0 10 10 12.60 Incl Fast Food 50 140 190 7.21
Industrial Machinery Mechanics 0 10 10 20.28 Child Care Workers 90 30 120 6.57
Associate’s Degree or Postsecondary Vocational Training Police & Sheriff’s Patrol Officers 0 10 10 14.92 Laborers & Freight, Stock, & Material
New Job Annual Average Movers, Hand 10 90 100 8.41
Occupation Positions Replacements Openings Wage Retail Salespersons 0 100 100 9.84
Registered Nurses 10 30 40 27.38 For more information, please contact David Yankey at Maids & Housekeeping Cleaners 60 20 80 6.94
Licensed Practical & Licensed Voc Nurses 0 20 20 15.42 (404) 232-3875 • Fax (404) 232-3888 Waiters & Waitresses 20 60 80 6.49
Email: Workforce_Info@dol.state.ga.us
Auto Service Technicians & Mechanics 0 10 10 13.54 Stock Clerks & Order Fillers 0 70 70 9.29
www.dol.state.ga.us/wp/lmi_publications.htm Teacher Assistants 30 20 50 14,969
Bus & Truck Mechanics & Diesel Engine
Specialists 0 10 10 13.73

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