Georgia area workforce trends: WIA area #1 - NW Georgia, projections to 2018

Collection:
Georgia Government Publications
Title:
Georgia area workforce trends: WIA area #1 - NW Georgia, projections to 2018
Creator:
Georgia. Workforce Information and Analysis
Publisher:
Atlanta, Ga. : Georgia Dept. of Labor, Workforce Information and Analysis, 2011
Date of Original:
2011/2018
Subject:
Vocational guidance--Georgia
Career development--Georgia
Professions--Georgia
Location:
United States, Georgia, Bartow County, 34.23786, -84.8405
United States, Georgia, Catoosa County, 34.90366, -85.13825
United States, Georgia, Chattooga County, 34.47502, -85.34529
United States, Georgia, Dade County, 34.85452, -85.50453
United States, Georgia, Fannin County, 34.86411, -84.31985
United States, Georgia, Floyd County, 34.26316, -85.21428
United States, Georgia, Gilmer County, 34.69121, -84.45559
United States, Georgia, Gordon County, 34.50336, -84.87575
United States, Georgia, Haralson County, 33.79423, -85.21103
United States, Georgia, Murray County, 34.78845, -84.74809
United States, Georgia, Paulding County, 33.92055, -84.86729
United States, Georgia, Pickens County, 34.46432, -84.46564
United States, Georgia, Polk County, 34.00178, -85.18815
United States, Georgia, Walker County, 34.73566, -85.30098
United States, Georgia, Whitfield County, 34.80561, -84.96722
Medium:
state government records
Type:
Text
Format:
application/pdf
Description:
Includes the following counties: Bartow, Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade, Fannin, Floyd, Gilmer, Gordon, Haralson, Murray, Paulding, Pickens, Polk, Walker and Whitfield
Metadata URL:
http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/id:dlg_ggpd_y-ga-bl200-pe46-bs1-bo12-b2018-belec-p-btext
Digital Object URL:
http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/do:dlg_ggpd_y-ga-bl200-pe46-bs1-bo12-b2018-belec-p-btext
Language:
eng
Holding Institution:
University of Georgia. Map and Government Information Library
Rights:
Rights Statement information

Fastest Growing Occupations
These fast-growing occupations will have better employment prospects than occupations with slow or declining employment. Also, conditions will be more favorable for mobility and advancement.

Nine of the 15 are found mainly in health services and two are computer-related.

Most of the listed occupations require a minimum of one to twelve months of training or a college degree.

Five of the occupations have been designated as Hot on a state-
wide basis over the projections decade.

Home Health Aides Medical Assistants Physical TherapistAssistants
Hot Physician Assistants
Pharmacy Technicians
Hot Network Systems & Data Comm Analysts Hot Dental Hygienists
Dental Assistants Athletic Trainers Self-Enrichment Education Teachers
Hot Computer Software Engineers,Apps
Philosophy & Religion Teachers, Postsecondary Physical Therapists
Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Hot Education Teachers, Postsecondary

5.05% 4.45% 4.38% 4.36% 4.19% 4.06% 4.01% 3.98% 3.95% 3.94% 3.88% 3.85% 3.81% 3.63% 3.63%

Occupations with the Most Annual Openings
Most of the annual openings in this list will result from the need to replace workers who change jobs rather than from new job creation.
Nine require short-term on-the-job training of one month or less.
Three of these occupations have been designated as Hot on a
statewide basis over the projections decade.
Three of these occupations are in retail.

Retail Salespersons Comb Food Prep & Serving Workers, Incl Fast Food
Cashiers Waiters and Waitresses Customer Service Representatives
Hot Elementary School Teachers, Exc Spec Ed
Laborers & Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand
Hot Registered Nurses
Supvrs of Retail Sales Workers Team Assemblers
Child Care Workers
Hot Secondary School Teachers, Exc Spec & Voc Ed
Office Clerks, General Teacher Assistants
Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer

450 360 330 300 270 250 220 210 170 160 150 140 140 130 130

Georgia Area Workforce Trends
Projections to 2018
WIA Area #1 NW Georgia
This area is made up of 15 counties in northwest Georgia in and around the cities of Dalton and Rome. It includes the following counties: Bartow, Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade, Fannin, Floyd, Gilmer, Gordon, Haralson, Murray, Paulding, Pickens, Polk, Walker and Whitfield.
Workforce Statistics & Economic Research Mark Butler, Commissioner

Total Industry Growth

Industry Rate of Growth

Occupations with the Most Job Growth

Total employment in WIA Area #1 is expected to grow from almost 302,000 jobs in 2008 to more than 331,000 by the year 2018. This equates to more than 3,000 new jobs added each year. This area is home to the largest concentration of tufted carpet producers in the United States. A slowdown in the housing industry has changed the economic landscape of the area, forcing textile manufacturers to make labor adjustments. In addition to the textile industry, other key industries include educational services, health services, food manufacturing, truck transportation, plastics and rubber products manufacturing, electrical equipment manufacturing, furniture manufacturing, and primary metal manufacturing.
The top ten industries in this area with the most job growth are listed below.

Educational Services

7,700

Food Services and Drinking Places

4,680

Ambulatory Health Care Services

3,830

Hospitals

2,770

Administrative and Support Services

2,230

Professional, Scientific, and Technical...

2,120

General Merchandise Stores

2,040

Transportation Equipment Manufacturing

1,560

Religious, Grantmaking, Civic,... 1,310

Nursing and Residential Care Facilities 1,180

The area's economy is not expected to grow as fast as the state's (1.2%) economy. However, the region should expand (0.9% per year), trailing the nation (1.0 %).
The ten fastest growing industries in this area are listed below.

Support Activities for Transportation Ambulatory Health Care Services Social Assistance
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing Hospitals
Educational Services Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
Repair and Maintenance Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Org
General Merchandise Stores

4.86% 3.86% 3.37% 2.72% 2.57% 2.48% 2.46% 2.44% 2.41% 2.29%

For copies of the Georgia Career Planner, Georgia Workforce Trends 2018 or this publication,
call 404/232-3875 or contact your local Department of Labor office.

These 15 occupations out of more than 700 - are projected to add close to 15,000 jobs over the next 10 years, almost 50 percent of all projected job growth in Northwest Georgia.
Seven occupations require short-term on-the-job training of one month or less and three require a college degree.
Four of these occupations have been designated as Hot during
the projections period, as they are fast-growing, high-paying, and have at least 100 expected annual job openings on a statewide basis.

Comb Food Prep & Serving Workers, Incl Fast Food
Hot Registered Nurses Hot Elementary School Teachers, Exc Spec Ed
Retail Salespersons Customer Service Representatives
Waiters and Waitresses Teacher Assistants
Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants Janitors and Cleaners, Exc Maids & Housekeeping Cleaners
Child Care Workers
Hot Middle School Teachers, Exc Spec & Voc Ed Hot Secondary School Teachers, Exc Spec & Voc Ed
Office Clerks, General Medical Assistants
Supvrs of Retail Sales Workers

1,490 1,460 1,390 1,230 860 830 810 760 710 630 580 520 510 490

2,250

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