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Moderate-term on-the-job Training Georgia Jobs 2007-2008

New Job Annual Average
During the years 2007 and 2008, more than 2,100
Occupation Positions Replacements Openings Wage new jobs will be created annually in the Southwest
Truck Drivers, Heavy & Tractor-Trailer
Sales Reps, Wholesale & Mfg, Exc Tech
& Scientific Products
50

10
40

50
90

60
15.56

20.81
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
Bookkeeping, Accounting, & Auditing Clerks
Customer Service Representatives
Team Assemblers
10
20
10
40
30
40
50
50
50
12.98
11.46
9.68
to other occupations, retire, die, or leave the labor
force permanently for other reasons. This is impor-
Employment
Agricultural Equipment Operators
Cooks, Institution & Cafeteria
Exec Secretaries & Admin Assistants
30
10
20
10
30
20
40
40
40
8.04
8.49
16.02
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
Maintenance & Repair Workers, General 10 30 40 14.39
pected that more than 4,000 additional job openings
Secretaries, Exc Legal, Medical, & Executive 0 40 40 11.04
Word Processors & Typists 20 20 40 10.84
per year will result from the need to replace workers See which jobs are
who leave doing this period. expected to be in
Short-term on-the-job Training highest demand over
New Job Annual Average
This brochure lists the jobs expected to be in the
Occupation Positions Replacements Openings Wage highest demand over the next two years in this area. the next two years
Farmworkers & Laborers, Crop, Nursery, Each table shows the top ten or so jobs expected to
& Greenhouse 260 130 390 7.15
have the most annual openings by the level of educa-
Cashiers 0 270 270 7.11 Workforce Investment Area #17
Laborers & Freight, Stock, & Material
tion and training usually required for employment. Southwest Georgia
Movers, Hand 70 160 230 8.76 Annual openings are split into those resulting from
Combined Food Prep & Serving Workers, growth (new positions) and those resulting from
Terrell Lee
Incl Fast Food 20 180 200 6.67 replacements.
Retail Salespersons 0 180 180 9.99
Calhoun Dougherty Worth
Helpers--Production Workers 70 70 140 9.88 Area wages from the 2007 Georgia Wage Survey
Janitors & Cleaners, Exc Maids Early Baker
are also shown for each occupation. All wages are
& Housekeeping Cleaners 50 50 100 8.49 Miller
Mitchell Colquitt

Stock Clerks & Order Fillers 0 100 100 10.14
hourly, except that annual wages are shown for the

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Child Care Workers 30 60 90 7.16 Decatur

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Waiters & Waitresses 0 80 80 6.94 cally worked in a year is less than 2,080.

For more information, please contact David Yankey at Georgia Department of Labor
Includes the following counties: Baker, Calhoun,
(404) 232-3875 • Fax (404) 232-3888 Workforce Information & Analysis
Email: Workforce_Info@dol.state.ga.us
Colquitt, Decatur, Dougherty, Early, Grady, Lee,
Michael L. Thurmond Miller, Mitchell, Seminole, Terrell, Thomas and
www.dol.state.ga.us/wp/lmi_publications.htm Worth
Commissioner
Southwest Georgia Area’s Top Jobs by Most Expected Annual Openings for 2007-2008
More than a Bachelor’s Degree Associate’s Degree Supervisors of Production & Operating Workers 0 20 20 21.64
New Job Annual Average New Job Annual Average
Detectives & Criminal Investigators 0 10 10 19.96
Occupation Positions Replacements Openings Wage Occupation Positions Replacements Openings Wage Supervisors of Construction Trades
Farm, Ranch, & Other Agricultural Managers 130 20 150 16.86 Registered Nurses 40 50 90 23.64 & Extraction Workers 0 10 10 21.93
General & Operations Managers 20 40 60 35.60 Computer Support Specialists 60 20 80 12.52 Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, & Material
Ed Administrators, Elem & Secondary School 10 10 20 76,074 Medical & Clinical Laboratory Technicians 0 10 10 11.03 Movers, Hand 0 10 10 17.07
Educational, Vocational, & School Counselors 10 10 20 21.77 Radiologic Technologists & Technicians 0 10 10 20.67 Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers 0 10 10 25.42
Lawyers 10 10 20 44.78 Supervisors of Transport & Material-Moving
Management Analysts 10 10 20 42.98 Postsecondary Vocational Training Machine and Vehicle Operators 0 10 10 18.89
Chief Executives 0 10 10 60.95 New Job Annual Average Food Service Managers 0 10 10 18.60
Instructional Coordinators 10 0 10 25.16 Occupation Positions Replacements Openings Wage Graders & Sorters, Agricultural Products 0 10 10 6.59
Pharmacists 0 10 10 48.23 Auto Service Technicians & Mechanics 10 20 30 14.71 Purchasing Agents, Exc Wholesale, Retail,
Sales Managers 0 10 10 41.60 Licensed Practical & Licensed Vocational Nurses 0 30 30 13.37 & Farm Products 0 10 10 25.32
Bus & Truck Mechanics & Diesel Engine
Specialists 10 10 20 15.40
Bachelor’s Degree Long-term on-the-job Training
Legal Secretaries 10 10 20 14.00
New Job Annual Average New Job Annual Average
Occupation Positions Replacements Openings Wage Fitness Trainers & Aerobics Instructors 10 0 10 8.86 Occupation Positions Replacements Openings Wage
Elem School Teachers, Exc Special Ed 40 40 80 45,950 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Carpenters 10 20 30 13.28
Secondary School Teachers, Exc Special Exc Engines 0 10 10 19.83 Cooks, Restaurant 0 20 20 7.56
& Voc Ed 30 40 70 48,207 Real Estate Sales Agents 0 10 10 12.23 Electricians 10 10 20 18.23
Middle School Teachers, Exc Special & Voc Ed 20 20 40 49,227 Police & Sheriff’s Patrol Officers 0 20 20 14.34
Accountants & Auditors 10 10 20 24.05 Work Experience in a Related Occupation Welders, Cutters, Solderers, & Brazers 10 10 20 13.43
Special Ed Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, New Job Annual Average Butchers & Meat Cutters 0 10 10 9.77
& Elem School 10 10 20 44,429 Occupation Positions Replacements Openings Wage Cabinetmakers & Bench Carpenters 0 10 10 13.20
Training & Development Specialists 10 10 20 22.09 Supervisors of Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Fire Fighters 0 10 10 11.34
Child, Family, & School Social Workers 0 10 10 18.82 Workers 40 10 50 14.52 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 0 10 10 18.36
Construction Managers 0 10 10 33.48 Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 0 40 40 14.10 Machinists 0 10 10 13.86
Directors, Religious Activities & Education 10 0 10 15.46 Supervisors of Food Prep & Serving Workers 10 20 30 13.19 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery
Employment, Recruitment, & Placement Supervisors of Office & Admin Support Operators, & Gaugers 10 0 10 22.34
Specialists 10 0 10 22.18 Workers 0 30 30 17.97 Plumbers, Pipefitters, & Steamfitters 0 10 10 14.72
Kindergarten Teachers, Exc Special Education 10 0 10 41,057 Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant
Medical & Clinical Laboratory Technologists 0 10 10 21.29 & Repairers 0 20 20 22.33 & System Operators 0 10 10 13.51
Meeting & Convention Planners 10 0 10 20.41 Supervisors of Personal Service Workers 10 10 20 10.46
Special Ed Teachers, Middle School 10 0 10 46,628 Voc Ed Teachers, Postsecondary 10 10 20 21.34

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