Georgia Career Info: Jobs that Are on the Rise in Georgia (GA)

Georgia (GA) had a labor force of 4,767,300 people in 2013, making it the eighth largest labor market in the nation. At that time, unemployment stood at 8.2 percent. In 2012, the per capita income was $37,400. In the coming years, the medical sector is expected to grow big, especially for physician assistants.

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Fastest Growing Georgia Careers

Job openings for dental hygienists are expected to grow 48% by the year 2022 in Georgia, according to America's Career InfoNet ( By that time, there will be about 7,510 jobs for dental hygienists in the state.

Things are looking pretty good for medical assistants in Georgia as well. Jobs for medical assistants in Georgia are expected to grow 50% by the year 2022. This makes medical assistants the 13th fastest growing occupation in Georgia.

Other fast growing jobs include:

  • Physician Assistant
  • Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary
  • Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers and Athletes
  • Personal Care Aides

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  • Agriculture
  • Architecture
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences
  • Business
  • Communications and Journalism
  • Computer Sciences
  • Culinary Arts and Personal Services
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Legal
  • Liberal Arts and Humanities
  • Mechanic and Repair Technologies
  • Medical and Health Professions
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Transportation and Distribution
  • Visual and Performing Arts

Georgia Occupations with the Most Openings

The job that will add the most positions in Georgia by the year 2022 is combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food. There will be about 8.8 thousand positions opening up in the state for these workers by that time. Second is retail salespeople, with about 5.7 thousand positions expected to open, and third is cashiers, with about 4.7 thousand positions opening up.

Georgia Careers with Declining Employment

The following occupations are among those expected to lose positions by the year 2022 in Georgia:

  • Fallers
  • Locomotive Firers
  • Textile Weaving and Knitting Machine Setters, Operators and Tenders
  • Shoe Machine Operators and Tenders
  • Postal Service Clerks
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