Georgia area workforce trends: WIA area #12 - Richmond and Burke Counties, projections to 2018

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.
Seven of the fastest growing occupations are in healthcare and two are related to the computer industry.
On a statewide level, six of these occupations have been given
the Hot label for this period.
Three of these occupations do not require any formal education beyond high school.
Seven of these occupations require a college degree.

Personal and Home Care Aides
Home Health Aides
Hot Respiratory Therapists
Medical Assistants
Hot Registered Nurses
Pharmacy Technicians
Hot Network and Computer Sys Administrators
Child Care Workers
Producers and Directors
Hot Computer Systems Analysts Hot Public Relations Specialists
Social and Community Service Managers
Hot Dental Hygienists
Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants
Preschool Teachers, Exc Spec Ed

3.99% 2.82% 2.46% 2.40% 2.20% 2.20% 2.08% 2.03% 1.97% 1.84% 1.74% 1.73% 1.72% 1.70% 1.63%

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.
Five occupations are in the healthcare industry, a key industry in this area.
Six require short-term on-the-job training of one month or less.
Three occupations have earned the Hot label on a statewide
level for this period.
Although these occupations have many projected annual openings, more than half of them pay less than average wages.

Hot Registered Nurses
Retail Salespersons Cashiers
Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants Janitors & Cleaners, Exc Maids & Housekeeping Cleaners
Office Clerks, General Laborers & Freight, Stock, & Material Movers, Hand
General and Operations Managers Licensed Practical & Licensed Voc Nurses Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
Hot Medical and Health Services Managers Hot Accountants and Auditors
Medical Assistants Correctional Officers and Jailers
Child Care Workers

60 60 50 50 40 40 40 30 30 30 30 30

150 120 100

Georgia Area Workforce Trends
Projections to 2018
WIA Area #12 Richmond & Burke Counties
This area encompasses Richmond and Burke counties in east central Georgia.
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 #12 is expected to grow from 114,000 jobs in 2008 to 118,000 by the year 2018, which equates to more than 300 new jobs added each year. The area is the home of the Medical College of Georgia, Fort Gordon Military Base, and the annual Master's Golf Tournament. Key industries are educational services, health services, federal government employment, and chemical manufacturing.
The top ten industries in this area with the most job growth are listed below.

Educational Services


Ambulatory Health Care Services
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Org
Social Assistance

1,050 550 510 390

Truck Transportation 250

Transportation Equipment Manufacturing 230

Warehousing and Storage 220

Utilities 190

2,280 2,010

The area's economy has increased since our last projection; however, growth is still lower than the state and the nation. Area job growth is expected to increase 0.3 percent per year, while Georgia's (1.2%) and the nation's (1.0%) job growth are projected to increase at a faster pace.
The ten fastest growing industries in this area are listed below.

Warehousing and Storage Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
Social Assistance Truck Transportation Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Org
Hospitals Ambulatory Health Care Services
Utilities Educational Services Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

2.73% 2.37% 2.05% 1.89% 1.85% 1.63% 1.59% 1.54% 1.32%


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These 15 occupations out of more than 700 - are projected to add over 2,800 jobs over the next 10 years, which accounts for the majority of the projected job growth in this area.
Most of these jobs require on-the-job-training or vocational training.
Five are in the healthcare field.
Three of these occupations have made the list of Georgia's Hot
Careers to 2018 as a result of their fast job growth, high wages, and plentiful job openings.

Hot Registered Nurses


Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants


Comb Food Prep & Serving Workers, Incl Fast Food


Medical Assistants


Home Health Aides


Medical and Health Services Managers 130

Child Care Workers 130

Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 130

Personal and Home Care Aides 120

Office Clerks, General 120
Hot ManagementAnalysts 90 Hot Accountants and Auditors 80

Social and Human Service Assistants 70

Preschool Teachers, Exc Spec Ed 70

Executive Secretaries &Admin Assists 70

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