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High Demand Occupations

WorkSource Atlanta’s list of high demand occupations includes those that require less than a bachelor’s degree, have a 25th percentile wage of at least $10 per hour, and have the highest projected number of annual openings in the next five years.

Business Services

  • Advertising Sales Agent
  • Audio and Video Equipment Technician
  • Bill and Account Collector
  • Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerk
  • Claims Adjuster, Examiner, and Investigator
  • Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerk
  • Insurance Sales Agent
  • Office Manager
  • Paralegals and Legal Assistant
  • Project Manager
  • Property and Real Estate Manager
  • Secretaries and Administrative Assistant
  • Tax Preparer
  • Telecommunications Equipment Installer


  • Carpenter
  • Electrician
  • Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanic
  • Industrial Machinery Mechanic

Transportation, Distribution, & Logistics

  • Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technician
  • Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanic
  • Business Operations Specialist (All Other)
  • Flight Attendant
  • Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Driver
  • Maintenance and Repair Worker
  • Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerk

Health Sciences

  • Dental Assistant
  • Dental Hygienist
  • Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedic
  • Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurse Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technician
  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Records and Health Information Technician
  • Medical Secretary
  • Nursing Assistant
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Radiologic Technologist
  • Respiratory Therapist
  • Surgical Technologist
  • Registered Nurse

Hospitality and Tourism

  • Cook, Restaurant/Institution/Fast Food
  • Chef
  • Food Service Manager
  • Retail Store Assistant Manager

Information Technology

  • Computer Network Support Specialist
  • Computer User Support Specialist
  • Web Developer

Public Services

  • Correctional Officers and Jailer
  • Firefighter
  • Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officer
  • Preschool Teacher
  • Teacher – STEM subject matter only

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