Georgia area workforce trends: WIA area #12 - Richmond and Burke Counties, projections to 2020

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.
Five of the fastest growing occupations are in healthcare and three are computer related.
On a statewide level, six of these occupations have been given
the Hot label for this period.
Most of these occupations require a college degree.

Personal and Home Care Aides
Home Health Aides
Hot Meeting and Convention Planners
Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
Hot Network and Computer Systems Administrators Hot Software Developers, Systems Software Hot Market Research Analysts and Marketing
Specialists Occupational Therapist Assistants
Hot Database Administrators
Physical Therapist Assistants
Mental Health Counselors
Hot Respiratory Therapists
Medical Secretaries

4.60% 4.20% 4.05% 3.52% 3.14% 3.07% 2.95% 2.64% 2.62% 2.61% 2.54% 2.52% 2.44% 2.43% 2.37%

Occupations with the Most Annual Openings

Most of the annual openings (1,020) in this list will result from the need to replace workers who change jobs (780, 76%) rather than from new job creation (240, 24%).

Four of these occupations are in the healthcare industry, a key industry in this area.

Only seven occupations require a high school diploma.
Four 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*
Waiters and Waitresses Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food
Retail Salespersons Cashiers
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses Office Clerks, General
Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants* Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
Hot Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand Home Health Aides
General and Operations Managers
Hot Medical and Health Services Managers Hot Accountants and Auditors

60 60 50 50 50 50 40 30 30 30

150 120 110 100 90

* Education and Training Classification System (udpated 2012).

Georgia Area Workforce Trends
Projections to 2020
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 110,000 jobs in 2010 to 114,000 by the year 2020, which equates to more than 400 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 Serv ices


Ambulatory Health Care Services


Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services


Administrativ e and Support Services


Social Assistance


Construction of Buildings


Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing


Food Serv ices and DrinkingPlaces


Truck Transportation


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 0.4 percent per year, while Georgia's (1.1%) and the nation's (1.3%) job growth are projected to increase at a faster pace.

The ten fastest growing industries in this area are listed below.

Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institution
Warehousing and Storage
Nonstore Retailers
Social Assistance
Truck Transportation
Construction of Buildings Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related
Industries Ambulatory Health Care Services

5.73% 4.19% 3.88% 3.02% 2.63% 2.47% 2.21% 2.17% 1.81%

Transit and Ground Passenger Transport


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These 15 occupations out of more than 800 - are projected to add over 2,800 jobs over the next 10 years, which accounts for almost 75% of the projected job growth in this area.
Half of these jobs require some college course work or a college degree.
Seven are in the healthcare field.
Three of these occupations have made the list of Georgia's Hot
Careers to 2020 as a result of their fast job growth, high wages, and plentiful job openings.

Hot Registered Nurses*


Home Health Aides


Comb Food Prep and Serving Workers, Incl Fast Food


Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants*


Office Clerks, General


Licensed Practical and LicensedVoc Nurses


Medical Secretaries


Hot Medical and Health Serv ices Managers


Personal and Home Care Aides


Child Care Workers


Team Assemblers


Hot Computer Support Specialists*


Medical Assistants


Preschool Teachers, Except Special Ed 90

Security Guards 90

* Education and Training Classification System (udpated 2012).

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