These Are The 10 Fastest Growing Jobs In Georgia In 2017

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
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Fastest Growing Jobs In Georgia

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Georgia is, and has been since its founding, a state in change. We’re growing, we’re progressing, we’re constantly on the move, it seems, financially, industrially, technologically, and of course, in the work force.

Some jobs that were popular fifty or sixty years ago are unheard of these days. Jobs that will be popular in fifty or sixty years — we may not even be able to guess.

But today, what we can guess are which jobs are going to be the most beneficial in one year, or even a few. Because we’ve crunched the data, and we’ve come up with a list of the fastest growing jobs in Georgia.

Here are the top 10 fastest growing jobs in Georgia, and below, we’ll show you the top 100:

  1. Nurse Practitioner
  2. Physical Therapist Assistant
  3. Physician Assistant
  4. Home Health Aid
  5. Physical Therapy Aide
  6. Physical Therapist
  7. Computer Numerical Controller Machinist
  8. Ophthalmic Technician
  9. Optician
  10. Medical Assistant

Okay, so really–this is pretty cool. Who would have thought, even twenty years ago, that nurse practitionerss and physical therapist assistantss would be so in demand?

Not only does this mean we’re progressing in some important areas, but it also means you might just be able to snag yourself a more secure job.

We’ll get to the details of said jobs in a moment. First, here’s how we came up with this list.

How we determined the fastest growing jobs in Georgia in 2017

Every couple of years each state’s Department of Labor works in conjunction with the Bureau of Labor Statistics to compile projections for job growth by occupation. The government last completed this research in 2014 with projections going out until 2024.

Because this is America and the government never makes it easy, we had to gather the data from all the states individually to develop a master database.

We then identified the occupations in Georgia that are projected to have at least 1,000 workers in 2024 so that the jobs will still be relevant. This left us with data for 363 occupations in Georgia.

Next, we ranked every occupation based on job growth in 2017, from 1 to 363.

At the end of the day, the data showed that nurse practitionerss will be the fastest growing job in Georgia.

Why the fastest growing jobs in Georgia matter

Sure, it’s certainly interesting to see what sort of trends jobs will take over the next decade, because jobs are a great way to see what direction Georgia is heading.

But aside from being merely ‘interesting,’ it’s also good to note which jobs will be more secure, and more readily available now and in the coming years. If you’re looking for something that will last–take a look at this list.

From nurse practitionerss to physical therapist assistantss, these jobs aren’t going anywhere anytime soon.

And now, here’s a look at the 100 fastest growing jobs in the Peach State for 2017.

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Detailed List Of The Fastest Growing Jobs In Georgia

Rank Job Title Growth % Average Wage Jobs in 2024
1 Nurse Practitioner 152.9% $100,660 5,350
2 Physical Therapist Assistant 151.2% $56,310 1,920
3 Physician Assistant 150.4% $99,520 3,850
4 Home Health Aid 144.3% $21,590 12,110
5 Physical Therapy Aide 142.7% $24,080 1,370
6 Physical Therapist 139.9% $85,740 6,800
7 Computer Numerical Controller Machinist 139.8% $34,750 2,530
8 Ophthalmic Technician 137.7% $30,660 1,790
9 Optician 137.5% $33,030 1,870
10 Medical Assistant 137.4% $30,830 29,040
11 Occupational Therapist 136.7% $82,040 3,650
12 Bus Driver 136.5% $32,910 4,530
13 Interpreter And Translator 136.2% $48,520 2,220
14 Community Health Representative 134.5% $36,550 1,560
15 Diagnostic Medical Sonographer 134.5% $62,560 1,990
16 Personal Care Assistant 134.4% $20,220 23,020
17 Miner 133.0% $36,530 1,250
18 Medical Receptionist 130.1% $31,970 10,110
19 Cardiovascular Technician 129.7% $50,850 2,270
20 Web Developer 129.2% $77,250 4,330
21 Cement Mason 128.8% $34,010 3,220
22 Phlebotomist 128.7% $30,650 4,530
23 Nurse Anesthetist 128.1% $130,240 1,050
24 Operations Analyst 127.6% $63,440 2,540
25 Emergency Medical Technician 127.5% $33,030 11,580
26 Taxi Driver 127.5% $23,020 5,340
27 Education Director 127.3% $48,060 1,910
28 Speech-Language Pathology Internship 125.5% $73,200 3,590
29 Millwright 125.4% $46,610 1,780
30 Roofer 125.1% $36,540 2,740
31 Coordinator 124.7% $60,110 1,010
32 Substance Abuse Counselor 124.6% $40,890 1,470
33 Business Analyst 124.6% $92,310 21,900
34 Clinical Psychology Internship 124.5% $82,380 3,810
35 Bartender 124.4% $20,500 12,540
36 Preschool Teacher 124.4% $29,920 13,310
37 X-Ray Technician 124.4% $41,660 3,830
38 Helper 123.9% $27,020 4,400
39 Medical Laboratory Technician 123.2% $36,270 6,470
40 Receptionist 123.1% $28,570 40,980
41 Accountant 123.0% $76,560 49,160
42 Marketing Internship 122.9% $62,930 18,330
43 Medical Records Clerk 122.6% $38,380 5,090
44 Billing Specialist 122.3% $36,000 16,750
45 Massage Therapist 122.3% $32,860 3,460
46 Surgical Technician 121.7% $41,390 3,760
47 Dietitian 121.4% $52,930 2,330
48 Medical Director 121.2% $106,950 8,330
49 Sterile Processing Technician 120.7% $32,310 1,630
50 Dental Hygienist 120.4% $65,300 6,260
51 Registered Nurse 120.1% $64,750 81,920
52 Tax Preparer 120.1% $40,400 5,910
53 Hvac Technician 120.1% $43,960 10,630
54 Machinist 120.0% $43,100 8,870
55 Volunteer 120.0% $28,450 9,440
56 Security Technician 119.8% $37,220 2,000
57 Software Developer 119.7% $101,720 24,450
58 Audio Visual Technician 119.7% $43,520 2,860
59 Gas Station Attendant 119.6% $22,540 2,690
60 Dental Assistant 119.5% $36,890 11,600
61 Usher 119.4% $19,680 2,830
62 Music Therapist 119.2% $64,730 1,120
63 Mechanical Technician 119.1% $56,700 1,310
64 Certified Nursing Assistant 119.1% $23,530 43,830
65 Instructor 118.8% $38,410 13,240
66 Information Technology Manager 118.6% $136,060 13,000
67 Medical Technologist 118.4% $57,820 6,120
68 Construction Worker 118.3% $32,640 44,430
69 Cabinet Builder 118.3% $32,250 3,170
70 Aircraft Assembler 118.2% $55,690 3,250
71 Respiratory Therapist 118.0% $54,480 4,720
72 Crew Member 117.9% $18,460 114,190
73 Assembler 117.6% $29,340 54,680
74 Baker 117.5% $23,980 6,230
75 Electrician 117.4% $46,490 20,290
76 Information Security Analyst 117.3% $89,820 2,570
77 Cargo Agent 117.3% $42,730 2,910
78 Supervisor 117.3% $39,980 5,760
79 Mental Health Counselor 117.1% $43,640 1,710
80 Production Operator 117.1% $27,390 6,990
81 Producer 116.9% $76,080 5,250
82 Mri Technologist 116.7% $61,100 1,190
83 Technical Writer 116.7% $72,840 1,260
84 Assistant Manager 116.6% $31,040 32,520
85 Advertising Manager 116.4% $112,200 1,700
86 Licensed Practical Nurse 116.3% $40,250 28,320
87 Chiropractic Physician 116.2% $88,110 1,580
88 Orderly 116.2% $28,080 1,150
89 Tire Repairer 116.1% $26,250 3,900
90 Brand Ambassador 116.0% $27,910 2,610
91 Internship 116.0% $54,660 7,330
92 Computer Technician 116.0% $53,530 22,870
93 Dietetic Technician 115.9% $25,960 1,310
94 Software Engineer 115.9% $97,400 13,760
95 Fitness Trainer 115.9% $40,630 5,190
96 Kitchen Steward 115.6% $18,080 1,260
97 Office Manager 115.6% $56,890 43,770
98 Cost Estimator 115.6% $61,010 5,790
99 Foreman 115.6% $61,180 18,270
100 Program Manager 115.4% $64,880 2,320

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