Additional training can increase earning potential

The Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) is a federally funded program designed to support jobseekers in obtaining industry-specific credentials and/or certifications that help them secure employment and increase their ability to earn higher wages.

Use the table below to explore jobs that quailfy for WIOA- funded occupational skills training. WIOA participants seeking training in an occupation not on this Demand Occupations list may discuss the appropriateness and relevance with their career advisor.

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WorkSource Metro Atlanta provides occupational specific skills training for industries that are stable and provide opportunities for career growth.

Demand Occupations

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Work Experience
On-the-Job Training
Total Jobs
AVG. Hourly wage
10YR New Demand
TitleSOC CodeCategoryTypical EducationWork ExperienceOn-the-Job TrainingTotal JobsAverage Hourly Wage10-Year Total New Demand
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses29-2061Healthcare Practitioners and Technical OccupationsPostsecondary nondegree awardNoneNone12,179$2811,444
Medical Records Specialists29-2072Healthcare Practitioners and Technical OccupationsPostsecondary nondegree awardNoneNone3,474$262,995
Massage Therapists31-9011Healthcare Support OccupationsPostsecondary nondegree awardNoneNone2,885$255,025
Dental Assistants31-9091Healthcare Support OccupationsPostsecondary nondegree awardNoneNone7,220$2211,737
Medical Assistants31-9092Healthcare Support OccupationsPostsecondary nondegree awardNoneNone16,403$2026,332
Phlebotomists31-9097Healthcare Support OccupationsPostsecondary nondegree awardNoneNone2,912$224,378
Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers49-2022Installation, Maintenance, and Repair OccupationsPostsecondary nondegree awardNoneModerate-term on-the-job training5,803$337,084
Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians49-3011Installation, Maintenance, and Repair OccupationsPostsecondary nondegree awardNoneNone4,749$453,994
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics49-3023Installation, Maintenance, and Repair OccupationsPostsecondary nondegree awardNoneShort-term on-the-job training16,540$2516,343
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers49-9021Installation, Maintenance, and Repair OccupationsPostsecondary nondegree awardNoneLong-term on-the-job training8,047$298,327
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers53-3032Transportation and Material Moving OccupationsPostsecondary nondegree awardNoneShort-term on-the-job training48,692$2859,685

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