Short-term employment projections. Workforce investment area #1, Northwest Georgia, 2007-2008

Moderate-term on-the-job Training

Occupation

New

Job

Positions Replacements

Team Assemblers

90

190

Customer Service Representatives

90

70

Truck Drivers, Heavy & Tractor-Trailer

80

80

Textile Wind, Twist, & Draw Out Mach

Setrs, Opers, & Tndrs

0

140

Sales Reps, Wholesale & Mfg, Exc Tech

& Scientific Products

20

90

Bookkeeping, Accounting, & Auditing Clerks 30

60

Construction Laborers

60

30

Maintenance & Repair Workers, General

20

70

Secretaries, Exc Legal, Medical, & Executive 30

60

Exec Secretaries & Admin Assistants

30

50

Annual Openings
280 160 160
140
110 90 90 90 90 80

Average Wage
12.97 13.29 16.85
12.48
26.94 13.45 12.07 15.84 11.98 16.81

Short-term on-the-job Training
Occupation
Retail Salespersons Cashiers Combined Food Prep & Serving Workers, Incl Fast Food Waiters & Waitresses Laborers & Freight, Stock, & Material Movers, Hand Stock Clerks & Order Fillers Teacher Assistants Janitors & Cleaners, Exc Maids & Housekeeping Cleaners Child Care Workers Office Clerks, General

New

Job

Positions Replacements

290

340

130

470

230

370

110

200

30

270

0

260

150

60

100

80

90

80

60

110

Annual Openings
630 600
600 310
300 260 210
180 170 170

Average Wage
11.48 7.86
7.33 7.52
10.70 10.51 15,021
9.65 7.81 10.91

For more information, please contact David Yankey at (404) 232-3875 Fax (404) 232-3888
Email: Workforce_Info@dol.state.ga.us
www.dol.state.ga.us/wp/lmi_publications.htm

During the years 2007 and 2008, more than 5,400 new jobs will be created annually in the Northwest
Georgia Area. In addition to these job openings arising from employment growth, openings will also arise from the need to replace workers who transfer
to other occupations, retire, die, or leave the labor force permanently for other reasons. This is important because over the next two years job openings resulting from replacement needs will exceed those resulting from growth in many occupations. It is expected that more than 7,700 additional job openings per year will result from the need to replace workers
who leave doing this period.
This brochure lists the jobs expected to be in the highest demand over the next two years in this area. Each table shows the top ten or so jobs expected to have the most annual openings by the level of education and training usually required for employment. Annual openings are split into those resulting from
growth (new positions) and those resulting from replacements.
Area wages from the 2007 Georgia Wage Survey are also shown for each occupation. All wages are hourly, except that annual wages are shown for the few occupations in which the number of hours typi-
cally worked in a year is less than 2,080.
Georgia Department of Labor Workforce Information & Analysis
Michael L. Thurmond Commissioner

Georgia Jobs 2007-2008
Short-term Employment Projections

See which jobs are expected to be in highest demand over the next two years

Workforce Investment Area #1 Northwest Georgia

Dade Catoosa Murray
Walker Whitfield

Fannin Gilmer

Chattooga

Gordon

Pickens

Floyd

Bartow

Polk

Paulding

Haralson

Includes the following counties: Bartow, Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade, Fannin, Floyd, Gilmer, Gordon, Haralson, Murray, Paulding, Pickens, Polk, Walker and Whitfield.

Northwest Georgia Area's Top Jobs by Most Expected Annual Openings for 2007-2008

More than a Bachelor's Degree

Occupation

New

Job

Positions Replacements

General & Operations Managers

90

80

Ed Administrators, Elem & Secondary School 30

10

Chief Executives

10

20

Educational, Vocational, & School Counselors 20

10

Instructional Coordinators

20

10

Sales Managers

10

20

Administrative Services Managers

10

10

Clinical, Counseling, & School Psychologists 10

10

Computer & Information Systems Managers 10

10

Financial Managers

10

10

Management Analysts

10

10

Medical & Health Services Managers

10

10

Pharmacists

10

10

Annual Openings
170 40 30 30 30 30 20 20 20 20 20 20 20

Average Wage
38.18 79,411 76.15 26.86 30.53 48.73 27.14 32.10 44.74 44.39 38.06 33.37 45.47

Bachelor's Degree

Occupation

New

Job

Positions Replacements

Accountants & Auditors

20

30

Training & Development Specialists

40

10

Construction Managers

20

20

Kindergarten Teachers, Exc Special Ed

30

10

Special Ed Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten,

& Elem School

30

10

Child, Family, & School Social Workers

10

10

Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 10

10

Computer Systems Analysts

10

10

Employment, Recruitment, & Placement

Specialists

10

10

Industrial Engineers

10

10

Loan Officers

10

10

Mechanical Engineers

10

10

Special Ed Teachers, Middle School

10

10

Special Ed Teachers, Secondary School

10

10

Annual Openings
50 50 40 40
40 20 20 20
20 20 20 20 20 20

Average Wage
25.54 19.00 35.52 46,778
44,554 16.49 33.70 31.66
22.26 34.95 29.76 31.32 49,289 48,154

Associate's Degree

Occupation

New

Job

Positions Replacements

Registered Nurses

90

70

Computer Support Specialists

10

10

Radiologic Technologists & Technicians

10

10

Dental Hygienists

10

0

Mechanical Engineering Technicians

10

0

Medical & Clinical Laboratory Technicians

0

10

Medical Records & Health Info Technicians 10

0

Respiratory Therapists

0

10

Annual Openings
160 20 20 10 10 10 10 10

Average Wage
25.56 17.11 23.78 27.63 18.00 17.52 13.65 20.89

Postsecondary Vocational Training

Occupation

New

Job

Positions Replacements

Auto Service Technicians & Mechanics

120

40

Licensed Practical & Licensed Voc Nurses

10

40

Bus & Truck Mechanics & Diesel Engine

Specialists

10

20

Fitness Trainers & Aerobics Instructors

10

10

Hairdressers, Hairstylists, & Cosmetologists 0

20

Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics,

Exc Engines

10

10

Real Estate Sales Agents

10

10

Appraisers & Assessors of Real Estate

0

10

Computer, Automated Teller, & Office Mach

Repairers

10

0

Electrical & Electronics Repairers, Comm

& Indust Equipment

10

0

EMT's & Paramedics

10

0

Surgical Technologists

10

0

Annual Openings
160 50
30 20 20
20 20 10
10
10 10 10

Average Wage
15.99 16.42
17.60 10.64
7.61
19.48 20.74 17.61
18.20
16.93 14.14 16.79

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Occupation

New

Job

Positions Replacements

Supvrs of Retail Sales Workers

70

80

Supvrs of Food Prep & Serving Workers

60

50

Supvrs of Office & Admin Support Workers 30

60

Supvrs of Mechanics, Installers, & Repairers 40

30

Supvrs of Production & Operating Workers

0

70

Supvrs of Construction Trades & Extraction

Workers

40

20

Self-Enrichment Education Teachers

20

10

Cost Estimators

10

10

Supvrs of Housekeeping & Janitorial Workers 10

10

Suprs of Transport & Material-Moving Mach

& Vehicle Operators

10

10

Food Service Managers

10

10

Vocational Education Teachers, Postsec

10

10

Annual Openings
150 110 90 70 70
60 30 20 20
20 20 20

Average Wage
17.47 12.66 21.49 25.46 22.24
22.89 16.81 27.51 15.12
20.37 26.03 24.01

Long-term on-the-job Training
Occupation
Carpenters Cooks, Restaurant Industrial Machinery Mechanics Welders, Cutters, Solderers, & Brazers Police & Sheriff's Patrol Officers Electricians Machinists Auto Body & Related Repairers Textile Knitting & Weaving Mach Setrs, Opers, & Tndrs Fire Fighters Plumbers, Pipefitters, & Steamfitters Bakers

New

Job

Positions Replacements

60

40

40

50

30

40

20

50

20

40

30

20

30

20

40

0

0

40

10

20

20

10

10

10

Annual Openings
100 90 70 70 60 50 50 40
40 30 30 20

Average Wage
16.63 9.30 16.57 14.71 15.83 17.24 14.78 17.02
13.09 15.28 17.30 9.82

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