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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 East Cen-
tral Georgia 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 ex-
Projections
pected that more than 1,800 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 #13
tion and training usually required for employment. East Central Georgia
Annual openings are split into those resulting from
growth (new positions) and those resulting from
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few occupations in which the number of hours typi- Jenkins Screven
cally worked in a year is less than 2,080.

Georgia Department of Labor
Includes the following counties: Columbia,
Workforce Information & Analysis Glascock, Hancock, Jefferson, Jenkins,
Michael L. Thurmond Lincoln, McDuffie, Screven, Taliaferro, Warren,
Washington and Wilkes
Commissioner
East Central Georgia Area’s Top Jobs by Most Expected Annual Openings for 2007-2008
More than a Bachelor’s Degree Supvrs of Office & Admin Support Workers 10 10 20 18.83 Short-term on-the-job Training
New Job Annual Average Supvrs of Housekeeping & Janitorial Workers 0 10 10 12.62 New Job Annual Average
Occupation Positions Replacements Openings Wage Supvrs of Mechanics, Installers, & Repairers 0 10 10 24.36 Occupation Positions Replacements Openings Wage
General & Operations Managers 20 20 40 37.25 Supvrs of Production & Operating Workers 0 10 10 20.54 Cashiers 30 140 170 7.32
Ed Administrators, Elem & Secondary School 10 10 20 74,382 Retail Salespersons 50 60 110 11.41
Family & General Practitioners 10 10 20 80.53 Long-term on-the-job Training Combined Food Prep & Serving Workers,
Farm, Ranch, & Other Agricultural Managers 10 10 20 N/A Incl Fast Food 40 60 100 6.69
New Job Annual Average
Internists, General 10 0 10 77.53 Occupation Positions Replacements Openings Wage Janitors & Cleaners, Exc Maids
Psychiatrists 10 0 10 N/A Carpenters 20 10 30 14.81 & Housekeeping Cleaners 30 60 90 8.34
Surgeons 10 0 10 N/A Cooks, Restaurant 10 10 20 8.50 Waiters & Waitresses 30 60 90 6.95
Electricians 10 10 20 18.39 Child Care Workers 40 30 70 7.17
Bachelor’s Degree Welders, Cutters, Solderers, & Brazers 0 20 20 13.27 Farmworkers & Laborers, Crop, Nursery,
New Job Annual Average Electrical Power-Line Installers & Repairers 0 10 10 20.37 & Greenhouse 20 50 70 8.27
Occupation Positions Replacements Openings Wage Maids & Housekeeping Cleaners 40 20 60 7.11
Middle School Teachers, Exc Special & Voc Ed 20 10 30 49,305 Moderate-term on-the-job Training Stock Clerks & Order Fillers 10 40 50 9.79
Accountants & Auditors 10 10 20 28.35 Teacher Assistants 30 20 50 16,257
New Job Annual Average
Secondary School Teachers, Exc Special & Voc Ed10 10 20 48,956 Occupation Positions Replacements Openings Wage
Kindergarten Teachers, Exc Special Ed 10 0 10 47,236 Bookkeeping, Accounting, & Auditing Clerks 10 20 30 13.61
Cooks, Institution & Cafeteria 10 20 30 7.85
Associate’s Degree or Postsecondary Vocational Training Customer Service Representatives 20 10 30 13.00
New Job Annual Average Operating Engineers & Other Construct
Occupation Positions Replacements Openings Wage Equipment Operators 10 20 30 14.37
Auto Service Technicians & Mechanics 10 10 20 18.80 Team Assemblers 10 20 30 10.81
Legal Secretaries 10 10 20 14.75 Truck Drivers, Heavy & Tractor-Trailer 10 20 30 15.32
Registered Nurses 10 10 20 24.43 Construction Laborers 10 10 20 10.31
Licensed Practical & Licensed Voc Nurses 0 10 10 15.99 Pipelayers 10 10 20 10.16
Real Estate Sales Agents 0 10 10 15.07 Sales Reps, Wholesale & Mfg, Exc Tech
& Scientific Products 10 10 20 25.44
Work Experience in a Related Occupation Secretaries, Exc Legal, Medical, & Executive 0 20 20 11.35
New Job Annual Average
Occupation Positions Replacements Openings Wage
For more information, please contact David Yankey at
Supvrs of Retail Sales Workers 20 20 40 14.40 (404) 232-3875 • Fax (404) 232-3888
Supvrs of Construct Trades & Extraction Email: Workforce_Info@dol.state.ga.us
Workers 10 10 20 20.30 www.dol.state.ga.us/wp/lmi_publications.htm
Supvrs of Food Prep & Serving Workers 10 10 20 11.62

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