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Georgia Job Market and Educational Opportunities

To grow its economy, Georgia is focusing on developing three of its major industries--tourism and hospitality, global commerce through the Ports of Savannah and Brunswick, and the film and entertainment industry. The state also encourages partnerships between the state government and business and research universities to take advantage of emerging markets in information technologies. Georgia's economy suffered during the recession, but Moody Analytics economists cite Georgia's primary economic strengths as population growth, particularly of workers who are young and well-educated, reasonable cost of living, and low cost of doing business.

Georgia Career Outlook and Job Market

According to information from the Georgia Department of Labor, a number of careers are expected to be in demand from 2008 through 2018. Registered nurses are projected to have the most job openings per year in Georgia with 3,470; on average, they had annual wages in 2010 of $60,900. Elementary teachers are second on the list with 2,510 openings per year and 2010 earnings of $52,400. A number of Georgia hot jobs are in "green" industries; careers include marketing and construction managers, financial analysts and logisticians, public relations and training and development specialists and industrial engineers.

Georgia Education Opportunities

With more than 270,000 enrolled students, Georgia has an extensive education system. The University of Georgia system has 35 schools that provide programs from certificates to doctoral and professional degrees. Georgia also offers customized industry and business training, adult education, and technical training programs through the Technical College System of Georgia, which includes 26 technical colleges and 31 satellite campuses. If you're looking for an education and career in a state with potential, look no further than Georgia schools.