Jobs in Georgia

This area provides information on Jobs in Georgia including aspects such as unemployment information and population.

Georgia employment opportunities

  Georgia’s employment scene parallels nationwide employment patterns. The percentages and distribution are similar to the national averages except Georgia is lower in education services and financial activities and higher in manufacturing.

  Georgia has an unemployment rate of 5.0% which is similar to the national average. Yet, Georgia ranks first in the nation for getting these unemployed people back to work. They place emphasis on the speedy re-employment of people who have filed for unemployment insurance and on finding a stabilizing job.

  Jobs in trades, transportation and utilities or professional or business services are likely to be found in Georgia’s urban areas. Manufacturing, education, healthcare and hospitality careers are also important.  

Where are the jobs in Georgia

  The mobile and independent workforce of today favors what are known as service clusters. These are restructured urban or local retail districts that combine meeting areas with offices, copy centers, print shops and teleconference facilities.  Urban areas hold more employment opportunities than rural counties.

  Twenty six percent of the jobs in Georgia are in Trade, Transportation and Utilities, 6% are in Professional and Business services, 14% are in Manufacturing while 12% are found in Education and Health Services and 11% are located in Leisure and Hospitality positions.  

What careers offer stable employment in Georgia?

  Trades, education and healthcare and professional or business services are all stable fields of employment for Georgia. Many of these jobs require alternative training, or work related experience or academic degrees.  

What is the employment growth potential in this state

The growth of employment in Georgia is excellent. These careers offer fast job growth, above average wages, more than 400 annual job openings. Seven of these “hot job” categories anticipate 900 or more than a thousand vacancies by 2012:    The top twenty-one jobs projected for Georgia with higher than average wages and availability are listed according to the amount of education or training needed Among these fields the positions with the greatest number are expected in management, education, sales, and computer related disciplines. . Data was obtained and summarized from 


Jobs Requiring More than a Bachelor’s Degree   Number of positions expected by 2012


Chief Executives                                                                                                                 590

Computer and Information Systems Managers                                                                  550

Financial Managers                                                                                                            620

General and Operations Managers                                                                                  2,900

Lawyers                                                                                                                              530

Management Analysts                                                                                                       790

Sales Managers                                                                                                                 770

Bachelor’s Degree

Accountants and Auditors                                                                                                 920

Computer Software Engineers, Applications                                                                    920

Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software                                                          760

Computer Systems Analysts                                                                                            940

Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education                                             2,320                                                             

Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education                               780                                                                

Communications Analysts                                                                                               500

Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education                     1,360                                                                 

Work Experience  or Training

Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers                                                730           

Electricians                                                                                                                            860

Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters                                                                                 420

Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, except Technical

and Scientific Products                                                                                                       2,480        

Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products   690                                                                       

How many people live in Georgia

  The population of Georgia is more than 8 million people.  Georgia has an advantage with a greater percent of younger workers, aged 20 to 44, who make up 35 percent of the population. About 15% of the current population of central Georgia is currently aged 20 to 29.

The average commuter travels about 27 minutes to work.

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