Wages in Northwest Georgia
Each of the Career Clusters
listed below link to an Adobe PDF sheet that includes jobs in Northwest
Georgia that fall
under that category. Also listed is the training needed for the job,
the wages for a new employee ("Entry Wages"), and the average
wage earned by people who worked in the job in 2007 ("Average Wage").
See the bottom of this page for more information about Career Clusters.
Agriculture, Food & Natural
Production, processing, marketing,
distribution, financing, & development of agricultural commodities
& resources including food, fiber, wood products, natural resources,
horticulture, and other plant & animal products/resources. Includes
jobs in Food Products & Processing Systems; Plant Systems; Animal
Systems; Power, Structural & Technical Systems; Natural Resources
Systems; Environmental Service Systems; and Agribusiness Systems.
Architecture & Construction
Careers in designing, planning,
managing, building & maintaining the built environment. Includes
jobs in Design & Pre-Construction, Construction, and Maintenance
Arts, Audio-Video Technology
producing, exhibiting, performing, writing, and publishing multimedia
content including visual and performing arts and design, journalism,
and entertainment services. Includes jobs in Audio & Video
Technology & Films, Printing Technology, Visual Arts, Performing
Arts, Journalism & Broadcasting, and Telecommunications.
Business, Management & Administration
Planning, organizing, directing & evaluating business functions
essential to efficient & productive business operations. Business
management & administration career opportunities are available in
every sector of the economy. Includes jobs in Management, Business
Financial Management & Accounting, Human Resources, Business
Analysis, Marketing & Communications, and Administrative &
Education & Training
Planning, managing & providing education & training
services, and related learning support services. Includes jobs in
Administration & Administrative Support, Professional Support
Services, and Teaching/Training.
Planning, services for financial & investment
planning, banking, insurance, and business financial management.
Includes jobs in Financial & Investment Planning, Business Financial
Management, Banking & Related Services, and Insurance Services.
Government & Public
Executing governmental functions including governance, national
security, foreign service, planning, revenue & taxation,
regulation, & management & administration at the local, state,
& federal levels. Includes jobs in Governance, National Security,
Planning, Revenue & Taxation, Regulation, and Public Management
Planning, managing, & providing therapeutic services,
diagnostic services, health information, support services, &
biotechnology research & development. Includes jobs in Therapeutic
Services, Diagnostic Services, Health Informatics, Support Services,
and Biotechnology Research & Development.
Marketing & operations of restaurants & other food
lodging, attractions, recreation events & travel related services.
Includes occupations in Restaurant & Food/Beverage Services,
Lodging, Travel & Tourism, and Recreation, Amusements &
Careers that relate to families and human needs. Includes jobs in
Early Childhood Development & Services, Counseling & Mental
Health services, Family & Community Services, Personal Care
Services, and Consumer Services.
Information Technology (IT)
Building linkages in IT occupations framework. For entry level,
technical, and professional careers related to the design,
development, support & management of hardware, software,
multimedia, & systems integration services. Includes jobs in
Network Systems, Information Support & Services, Interactive
Media, and Programming & Software Development.
Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security
Planning, managing, & providing legal, public
safety, protective services & homeland security, including
professional & technical support services. Includes jobs in
Correction Services, Emergency & Fire Management Services, Security
& Protective Services, Law Enforcement Services, and Legal Services.
Planning, managing & performing the processing of materials into
intermediate or final products and related professional and technical
support activities such as production planning and control, maintenance
and manufacturing/process engineering. Includes jobs in Production;
Manufacturing Production Process Development; Maintenance, Installation
& Repair; Quality Assurance; Logistics & Inventory Control; and
Health, Safety & Environmental Assurance.
Marketing, Sales &
Planning, managing, & performing marketing activities to reach
organizational objectives. Includes jobs in Management &
Entrepreneurship, Professional Sales & Marketing, Buying &
Merchandising, Marketing Communications & Promotion, Marketing
Information Management & Research, Distribution & Logistics,
Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
Planning, managing, and providing scientific research and
professional & technical services (e.g., physical science, social
science, engineering) including laboratory & testing services, and
research & development services. Includes jobs in Engineering
& Technology and Science & Math
Distribution & Logistics
Planning, management, and movement of people, materials, and goods
by road, pipeline, air, rail & water & related professional
& technical support services such as transportation infrastructure
planning & management, mobile equipment & facility
maintenance. Includes jobs in Transportation Operations; Logistics
Planning & Distribution Center Operations; Warehousing &
Distribution Center Operations; Facility & Mobile Equipment
Maintenance; Transportation Systems/Infrastructure Planning,
Management, & Regulations; Health, Safety & Environmental
Management; and Sales & Services.
The Career Clusters are
partially based on the US Department of Education Career Clusters. The
jobs and wages were taken from the Georgia Department of Labor 2007
Edition of Occupational Wages for Northwest Georgia. The report does not
include wages for federal and many state and local government jobs. The wages are an
average for the fifteen (15) counties in Northwest Georgia (Bartow,
Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade, Fannin, Floyd, Gilmer, Gordon, Haralson,
Murray, Paulding, Pickens, Polk, Walker and Whitfield Counties).
Northwest Georgia includes counties from four Metropolitan Statistical
Areas (MSA) -- Chattanooga, Dalton, Rome & Atlanta -- so there will
be wage variances in the different counties/cities from those listed on
our lists. The minimum wage was increased to $6.55 in July 2008.
The wages that were less than that amount have been increased to reflect
the increased minimum wage.
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