Short-term Employment Projections
See which jobs are expected to be in highest demand over the next two years.
During the years 2006 and 2007, more than 2,100 new jobs will be created annually in the Southwest 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 3,900 additional job openings per year will result from the need to replace workers who leave doing this period.
This page 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 2006 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 typically worked in a year is less than 2,080.
Georgia Department of Labor Workforce Information & Analysis
Michael L. Thurmond Commissioner
For more information, please contact David Yankey at (404) 232-3875 Fax (404) 232-3888