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During the years 2007 and 2008, more than 1,200 Georgia Jobs 2007-2008

new jobs will be created annually in the Macon-Bibb
Area. In addition to these job openings arising from
employment growth, openings will also arise from Short-term
the need to replace workers who transfer to other oc-
cupations, retire, die, or leave the labor force perma-
nently for other reasons. This is important because
Employment
over the next two years job openings resulting from
replacement needs will exceed those resulting from
growth in many occupations. It is expected that
Projections
almost 2,400 additional job openings per year will
result from the need to replace workers who leave See which jobs are
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 #10
tion and training usually required for employment. Macon – Bibb County
Annual openings are split into those resulting from
growth (new positions) and those resulting from
replacements.

Area wages from the 2007 Georgia Wage Survey
are also shown for each occupation. All wages are
hourly, except that annual wages are shown for the
few occupations in which the number of hours typi- Bibb
cally worked in a year is less than 2,080.

Georgia Department of Labor
Workforce Information & Analysis
Michael L. Thurmond
Commissioner
Macon – Bibb County Area’s Top Jobs by Most Expected Annual Openings for 2007-2008
More than a Bachelor’s Degree Postsecondary Vocational Training 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

General & Operations Managers 20 30 50 39.19 Auto Service Technicians & Mechanics 10 10 20 16.63 Bookkeeping, Accounting, & Auditing Clerks 0 30 30 13.53
Chief Executives 10 10 20 69.47 Licensed Practical & Licensed Vocational Nurses 0 20 20 17.38 Sales Reps, Wholesale & Mfg, Exc Tech
Lawyers 10 10 20 51.23 Aircraft Mechanics & Service Technicians 0 10 10 19.86 & Scientific Products 0 30 30 24.88
Sales Managers 10 10 20 42.20 Legal Secretaries 10 0 10 14.34 Secretaries, Exc Legal, Medical, & Executive 0 30 30 12.31
Farm, Ranch, & Other Agricultural Managers 10 0 10 N/A Real Estate Sales Agents 10 0 10 18.46 Truck Drivers, Heavy & Tractor-Trailer 10 20 30 17.10
Surgical Technologists 10 0 10 14.67
Instructional Coordinators 10 0 10 16.88 Construction Laborers 10 10 20 10.02
Management Analysts 0 10 10 37.34 Cooks, Institution & Cafeteria 0 20 20 9.23
Pharmacists 0 10 10 49.97 Work Experience in a Related Occupation Correctional Officers & Jailers 10 10 20 14.68
New Job Annual Average Customer Service Representatives 0 20 20 13.68
Occupation Positions Replacements Openings Wage
Bachelor’s Degree Exec Secretaries & Admin Assistants 0 20 20 16.83
Supvrs of Food Prep & Serving Workers 10 20 30 13.73
New Job Annual Average Maintenance & Repair Workers, General 0 20 20 16.59
Occupation Positions Replacements Openings Wage
Supvrs of Office & Admin Support Workers 0 30 30 19.91
Medical Assistants 10 10 20 11.88
Supvrs of Construct & Extraction Workers 10 10 20 22.13
Middle School Teachers, Exc Special & Voc Ed 20 10 30 47,770 Sawing Machine Setrs, Ops, & Tndrs, Wood 20 0 20 9.59
Supvrs of Retail Sales Workers 0 20 20 15.99
Accountants & Auditors 10 10 20 23.03 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsec 10 10 20 20.92 Team Assemblers 0 20 20 14.73
Child, Family, & School Social Workers 10 10 20 11.34 Supvrs of Housekeeping & Janitorial Workers 0 10 10 13.64
Elem School Teachers, Exc Special Ed 10 10 20 45,250 Supvrs of Mechanics, Installers, & Repairers 0 10 10 26.06 Short-term on-the-job Training
Secondary School Teachers, Exc Special Supvrs of Production & Operating Workers 0 10 10 23.62 New Job Annual Average
& Voc Ed 10 10 20 49,505 Occupation Positions Replacements Openings Wage

Computer Software Engineers, Applications 10 0 10 29.45 Long-term on-the-job Training Combined Food Prep & Serving Workers,
Computer Systems Analysts 10 0 10 29.04 New Job Annual Average Incl Fast Food 40 140 180 6.84
Insurance Underwriters 0 10 10 19.13 Occupation Positions Replacements Openings Wage Retail Salespersons 50 130 180 10.47
Network Systems & Data Comm Analysts 10 0 10 21.35 Cooks, Restaurant 10 20 30 9.83 Cashiers 0 160 160 8.13
Special Ed Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, Carpenters 10 10 20 15.03 Waiters & Waitresses 20 100 120 6.97
& Elem School 10 0 10 46,354 Fire Fighters 10 10 20 15.91 Office Clerks, General 20 60 80 9.77
Police & Sheriff’s Patrol Officers 10 10 20 16.85 Janitors & Cleaners, Exc Maids
Claims Adjusters, Examiners, & Investigators 0 10 10 21.96
Associate’s Degree & Housekeeping Cleaners 30 40 70 7.85
Electricians 0 10 10 19.20
New Job Annual Average Stock Clerks & Order Fillers 0 70 70 10.31
Occupation Positions Replacements Openings Wage Laborers & Freight, Stock, & Material
For more information, please contact David Yankey at Movers, Hand 10 50 60 9.84
Registered Nurses 50 50 100 30.08
(404) 232-3875 • Fax (404) 232-3888
Paralegals & Legal Assistants 10 0 10 22.99 Email: Workforce_Info@dol.state.ga.us
Child Care Workers 30 20 50 7.82
Respiratory Therapists 0 10 10 22.73 www.dol.state.ga.us/wp/lmi_publications.htm
Maids & Housekeeping Cleaners 30 20 50 7.30
Teacher Assistants 30 20 50 17,741

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