Short-term Employment Projections

Industries with the Most Expected Annual Job Openings
Occupations with the Most Annual Openings within the Highest Demand Industries
Nearly 100 industry subsectors were analyzed to identify the 20 expected to have the
most annual job openings in Georgia for the 2014-2016 projection period. The 20
industries in the chart below represent about two-thirds of the total annual openings in all industry subsectors during the projected period. The total number of new
positions and job replacements are listed with the annual openings for each industry
subsector.
New
JobAnnual
PR
CR
Industry
Positions Replacements Openings
2
1 Food Services and Drinking Places
9,640
4
2 Administrative and Support Services
8,800
3
3 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
8,070
11 4 Specialty Trade Contractors
6,730
5
5 Educational Services
1,050
6
6 Ambulatory Health Care Services
4,390
9
7 Local Government, Excluding Education
and Hospitals
2,830
8
8 Food and Beverage Stores
2,880
1
9 Self-Employed and Unpaid Family Workers
400
12 10 Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
2,800
10 11 General Merchandise Stores
1,650
15 12 Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers
2,360
7 13 Hospitals 1,830
16 14 Management of Companies and Enterprises 2,150
NR 15 Building Material and Garden Equipment
and Supplies Dealers
2,130
NR 16 Construction of Buildings
2,260
17 17 Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods 1,500
14 18 Insurance Carriers and Related Activities
1,080
13 19 Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional,
and Similar Organizations
890
NR 20 Social Assistance
1,150
8,610
5,520
4,450
2,050
7,310
2,970
18,250
14,320
12,520
8,780
8,360
7,360
3,370 6,200
2,440 5,320
4,780 5,180
2,230 5,030
2,620 4,270
1,490 3,850
1,9403,770
1,200 3,350
1,040 3,170
600 2,860
1,340 2,840
1,610 2,690
1,600 2,490
1,300 2,450
PR= Previous Rank, CR= Current Rank, NR=Not Ranked
Top Five Occupations with the Most Annual Openings
within the Highest Demand Industries
Food Services and Drinking Places: combined food preparation and serving
workers, including fast food; waiters and waitresses; supervisors of food preparation and serving workers; cooks, fast food; cashiers
Administrative and Support Services: laborers and freight, stock, and material
movers, hand; customer service representatives; janitors and cleaners, except maids
and housekeeping cleaners; security guards; landscaping and groundskeeping workers
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services: accountants and auditors; management analysts; customer service representatives; lawyers; general and operations managers
Specialty Trade Contractors: electricians; construction laborers; plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters; heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics
and installers; supervisors of construction trades and extraction workers
Educational Services: elementary school teachers, except special education;
teacher assistants; middle school teachers, except special and career/technical
education; secondary school teachers, except special and career/technical education; janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners
Continued
Continued from previous panel
Ambulatory Health Care Services: medical assistants; receptionists and information clerks; personal care aides; medical secretaries; licensed practical and
licensed vocational nurses
Local Government, Excluding Education and Hospitals: police and sheriff’s
patrol officers; firefighters; correctional officers and jailers; court, municipal, and
license clerks; supervisors of police and detectives
2014 - 2016
Short-term
Employment Projections
Food and Beverage Stores: cashiers; stock clerks and order fillers; retail salespersons; food preparation workers; packers and packagers, hand
Self-Employed and Unpaid Family Workers: childcare workers; farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers; management analysts; hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists; real estate sales agents
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods: sales representatives, wholesale and
manufacturing, except technical and scientific products; laborers and freight,
stock, and material movers, hand; customer service representatives; general and
operations managers; shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks
General Merchandise Stores: retail salespersons; cashiers; stock clerks and order
fillers; supervisors of retail sales workers; laborers and freight, stock, and material
movers, hand
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers: retail salespersons; automotive service technicians and mechanics; parts salespersons; supervisors of retail sales workers;
cleaners of vehicles and equipment
Hospitals: registered nurses; licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses;
medical and health services managers; medical and clinical laboratory technicians; nursing assistants
Management of Companies and Enterprises: customer service representatives;
general and operations managers; accountants and auditors; management analysts; financial analysts
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers: retail salespersons; cashiers; supervisors of retail sales workers; laborers and freight, stock, and
material movers, hand; industrial truck and tractor operators
Construction of Buildings: carpenters; construction laborers; supervisors of
construction trades and extraction workers; construction managers; plumbers,
pipefitters, and steamfitters
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods: sales representatives, wholesale and
manufacturing, except technical and scientific products; laborers and freight,
stock, and material movers, hand; driver/sales workers; heavy and tractor-trailer
truck drivers; stock clerks and order fillers
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities: customer service representatives;
insurance sales agents; insurance claims and policy processing clerks; claims
adjusters, examiners, and investigators; insurance underwriters
Georgia Jobs expected to be in
highest demand over the next two years
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations: office
clerks, general; childcare workers; general and operations managers; recreation
workers; customer service representatives
Social Assistance: childcare workers; preschool teachers, except special education; personal care aides; teacher assistants; social and human service assistants
Mark Butler, Commissioner
Workforce Statistics & Economic Research
Georgia’s Top Jobs by Education and Most Expected Annual Openings for 2014-2016
Georgia’s economy will continue to improve over this two-year span of employment projections. With the state’s economy showing a fourth consecutive year
of average job growth in 2014, many of the industries in the state have stabilized
and are now projected to continue expansion through 2016.
Over the projection period (2014-2016), we estimate that nearly 90,000 new positions will come available each year that will need to be filled. We also project
that over 101,000 replacement job openings will arise each year from the need
to replace workers who retire, transfer to other positions, or leave the labor force
permanently. During this short-term projection cycle, Georgia job openings
(new jobs plus replacement jobs) will approach 190,000 annually while total
employment is projected to grow by over 175,000 from 2014-2016.
This brochure lists the jobs that will be in the most demand from 2014-2016.
Each table shows the top occupations with the most annual openings by education level. Annual openings are separated into those resulting from growth (new
positions) and those resulting from replacements. Annual wages from the 2014
Georgia Wage Survey are also displayed for each occupation.
Doctoral or Professional Degree
Occupation
New
JobAnnual
PositionsReplacements Openings
Lawyers
Pharmacists
Physical Therapists
Veterinarians
Clinical, Counseling, and School
Psychologists
Dentists, General
Education Teachers, Postsecondary
Family and General Practitioners
Anesthesiologists
Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates
Master’s Degree
Occupation
Ed Admins, Elem & Secondary School
Nurse Practitioners
Ed, Guidance, School, & Vocational
Counselors
Healthcare Social Workers
Physician Assistants
360
90
120
40
10
20
20
10
20
20
280
210
110
60
Annual
Wage
640$137,300
300$115,000
230 $80,800
100$81,200
90 100$65,000
60
80 $189,600
40
60 $58,600
40
50 $201,500
30
50$228,000
20
40 $85,100
New
JobAnnual
PositionsReplacements Openings
200
160
Annual
Wage
0
100
200
60
$85,300
$88,800
30
60
100
120 150$56,500
90
150 $47,500
50
150 $93,700
Master’s Degree Continued
Occupation
New
JobAnnual
PositionsReplacements Openings
Librarians
Education Administrators, Postsec
Mental Health Counselors
Occupational Therapists
Speech-Language Pathologists
Bachelor’s Degree
Occupation
General and Operations Managers
Accountants and Auditors
Management Analysts
Elem School Teachers, Exc Spec Ed
Computer Systems Analysts
Middle School Teachers, Exc Spec
& Tech Ed
Secondary School Teachers, Exc Spec
& Tech Ed
Computer Programmers
Sales Managers
Software Developers, Applications
Associate’s Degree
Occupation
20
20
30
50
30
90 110$58,300
80
100 $103,400
40
70 $42,600
20
70 $75,500
30
60 $69,700
New
JobAnnual
PositionsReplacements Openings
1,990
1,030
1,000
230
600
120
0
280
350
450
1,150
1,150
470
930
220
990
130
200
240
110
70
90
100
60
60
Annual
Wage
3,140 $110,600
2,180 $73,900
1,470 $88,200
1,160 $53,800
820 $76,100
490 610$53,400
600
320
250
140
600$54,800
600 $89,200
600 $123,400
590 $87,400
New
JobAnnual
PositionsReplacements Openings
Registered Nurses
Preschool Teachers, Exc Spec Ed
Medical & Clinical Laboratory Techs
Paralegals and Legal Assistants
Computer Network Support Specialists
Electrical & Electronics Engineering Techs
Radiologic Technologists
Web Developers
Dental Hygienists
Respiratory Therapists
Annual
Wage
1,140
330
210
130
80
90
60
50
60
40
2,130
460
410
370
190
160
150
150
120
100
For more information about short-term employment trends,
please contact Corey Smith at (404) 232-3875 • Fax (404) 232-3888
• Email: [email protected]
Annual
Wage
$61,600
$30,000
$37,100
$53,900
$65,000
$57,500
$51,400
$74,400
$62,300
$52,000
Postsecondary Non-Degree Award
Occupation
New
JobAnnual
PositionsReplacements Openings
Heavy & Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 1,540
Nursing Assistants
660
Licensed Practical & Licensed Voc Nurses 390
Heating, Air Cond, & Refrig Mechanics
& Installers
510
Medical Assistants
390
Supvsrs of Production & Operating
Workers
330
Emergency Medical Technicians &
Paramedics
220
Firefighters
210
Telecomm Equip Installers & Repairers,
Exc Line Installers
250
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, & Cosmetologists 100
Some College, No Degree
Occupation
Computer User Support Specialists
Teacher Assistants
Computer, Automated Teller, & Office
Machine Repairers
High School Diploma or Equivalent
Occupation
2,340
1,330
970
$40,700
$21,900
$37,300
230 740$40,500
330
720 $28,800
260 590$56,300
260
480 $30,700
270 480$35,000
150
200
400
300
$50,900
$25,000
New
JobAnnual
PositionsReplacements Openings
Annual
Wage
690
60
280
700
970
760
$50,000
$19,900
100
100
200
$36,400
New
JobAnnual
PositionsReplacements Openings
Customer Service Representatives
2,550
Office Clerks, General
1,520
Sales Reps, Wholesale & Mfg Exc Tech
& Scientific Products
1,520
Team Assemblers
1,430
Supvsrs of Office and Admin Support
Workers
940
Secretaries & Admin Assistants,
Exc Legal, Med, & Executive
1,180
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,010
Supvsrs of Food Prep & Serving Workers 820
Childcare Workers
500
Supvsrs of Retail Sales Workers
710
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800
670
580
Annual
Wage
Annual
Wage
2,640
1,790
5,190
3,310
$33,500
$26,600
1,010
750
2,530
2,180
$60,300
$28,500
980 1,920 $52,300
610
720
880
1,190
970
1,790
1,730
1,700
1,690
1,680
$32,900
$36,200
$28,700
$20,300
$38,800
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