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Thriving Industries Shaping Middle Georgia

Middle Georgia is experiencing significant growth in industries such as manufacturing, healthcare, and aerospace. These sectors are prime opportunities for individuals looking to find meaningful and well-paying careers.


The healthcare industry in Middle Georgia is facing an acute labor shortage. An aging population is increasing the demand for services and health care workers are retiring at a rate higher than normal. This means that while the challenges to working in this field are significant, the opportunities are bigger than ever.

Middle Georgia needs the very best in health care workers, from paramedics and nurses to radiological technicians, physical therapists, and dental hygienists. There are career opportunities in nearly every field of medicine and health care. Opportunities for those with the grit and the heart and a passion to help others.

With the immense demand for workers in the health care industry competition is intense. In Middle Georgia, health care workers will find not only competitive wages, but also other benefits.

Starting salaries vary depending on position but average between 20 and 25 dollars per hour. If you understand the importance of sympathy as well as science, possess compassion as well as competence, Middle Georgia has opportunities in the health care industry that will allow you to make a positive difference in people’s lives and take you further than you could possibly imagine.

“We’re looking for people at all levels. We are looking for entry-level individuals, we’re looking for people who are very experienced in patient care. In Middle Georgia we understand the importance of attracting and keeping the best possible workers.”

Piedmont Macon, Executive Director of Human Resources


If you are the sort of person that likes to work with your hands, if you like to tinker a machine to solve problems, there are a lot of jobs in manufacturing right here in Middle Georgia that might be right for you.

What do a bag of potato chips, a school bus, a box of tissues, a zipper, an air conditioner and a package of chicken all have in common? They were all manufactured in Middle Georgia. Each of these items and thousands more are products of facilities located in the heart of Georgia. Manufacturing is the process of turning raw materials into finished products and the manufacturing industry in Middle Georgia is growing rapidly. Our proximity to extensive highways and rail lines, as well as major air and seaports, makes us ideally located to receive raw materials and distribute finished goods. All of this creates a high demand for manufacturing workers in Middle Georgia.

While these positions often require a degree, many other positions are also available that do not. Machine operators, food processors, welders, and maintenance technicians are in just as high a demand and can be hired with no prior experience.

So if you’re a hard worker and you have a desire to grow, then there’s an opportunity right here.

We have the location, infrastructure, and opportunity to emerge as a global leader in advanced manufacturing. What’s needed now, more than ever, is a committed and capable Workforce to help Middle Georgia manufacturing meet its world-class potential.

“The types of positions are varied, engineers, machine operators, quality assurance technicians, and even in our warehouse, are all in high demand.”

Sandler Nonwoven Corporation, Quality Supervisor

“Even without experience in the industry, you can still apply to work in the quality labs or back in research or any of the areas. Most of the experience needed is on-the-job training.”

KaMin LLC, Quality Assurance Manager


The trucking industry is vital to our economy and way of life. Trucks are responsible for moving both raw materials and finished goods throughout Georgia and across our nation. About 70% of all freight in the United States is transported by truck. From the online retail order on your doorstep to that box of cereal on the grocery store shelf, trucking is vital to ensuring we’re able to get what we need when we need it.

In Middle Georgia, the trucking industry plays an especially vital role in our local economies. Middle Georgia is ideally located at the intersection of major ground, air, and water transportation hubs. Middle Georgia has seen rapid growth in manufacturing, logistics, and storage. All these industries require reliable transportation services which means a strong growth in the trucking industry in the Middle Georgia region as well.

Trucking and transportation is an industry that is changing rapidly from the GPS and logistics software that helps drivers plan their routes to the increasingly sophisticated diagnostic tools required to maintain and service big rigs. The industry is becoming more high-tech.

“With all the growth and trucking in Middle Georgia. We can’t find enough skilled technicians to keep up with the demand. If you enjoy problem solving and working with machinery, there are well paid positions open right now. Some with little to no experience requirements and with plenty of opportunities for advancement.” 

Middle Georgia Freightliner-Isuzu, General Manager 


Whether you are shopping online or in a brick and mortar store, just about every purchase you make relies on a warehouse and distribution center to get it from the manufacturer to you. As our economy grows and online shopping becomes increasingly dominant, the role of warehouse and distribution facilities will become even more important. To handle this growth, distribution centers are rapidly evolving relying on evermore advanced technologies and hiring new workers to meet the demand for their services.

Middle Georgia is ideally located and has driven enormous growth in the warehousing and distribution sector, which means today there’s high demand for local workers to fill open positions in this industry. In Middle Georgia we’ve seen enormous growth in warehousing we’re at the intersection of Interstate 75 and 16. Middle Georgia is a national corridor for goods, destined for location throughout the entire Southeast.

With the local growth of the warehousing and distribution industry, there’s never been higher demand or more opportunities for workers in middle Georgia. If you’re looking for an exciting fast-paced job with little or no experience requirements and the possibility for fast advancement, a career in warehousing and distribution is waiting for you.

“Here we take after each other, we look out for each other, and we work with each other, and we make sure we get the job done every single day.”

Coca Cola Distributing Company, Orderbuilder Trainer


We make some of the most technologically advanced parts in the world of Aviation and the Aerospace industry. In Georgia, Aerospace is our second largest manufacturing industry and our number one export. The demand today for workers is huge in Middle Georgia companies are hiring candidates from all sorts of backgrounds and all levels of experience.

The aviation industry has deep roots in Middle Georgia. This region Services the needs of some of aviation’s biggest names from Embraer and Dean Baldwin to Robbins Air Force Base. From designing and manufacturing the high-tech parks that go into the world’s most advanced aircraft to applying the finishing touches that make them shine Middle Georgia workers and employers are driving the future of Aviation.

In Middle Georgia, projected job growth in the Aerospace industry is as high as 11%, faster than many other Industries. This includes positions from equipment mechanics and technicians to machinists, fabricators, machine operators, and painters. Unlike many other Industries new hires are increasingly expected to learn on the job and have the opportunity to earn advanced technical certification while working. Starting salaries vary, depending on position, but average between $20 and $25 per hour.

Today the Aerospace industry in Middle Georgia is evolving and growing faster than ever. We’re at the crossroads where dreams become reality. The opportunity is here, the moment is now, and it’s yours for the taking.

“When I talk to people about a career in Aerospace I get a look like ‘what me’. This is a misconception that you have to have a college degree to get into the Aerospace industry. I tell folks ‘yeah that’s certainly an option, but it’s not the only option’. If you like problem solving, working with your hands there’s a job for you in Aerospace. Today regardless of your prior experience and your education.”

Embraer, Supervisor of Maintenance

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