Top Jobs seeks to answer the question: Which jobs, in which industries, represent the best opportunities for working people in Metro Atlanta to advance their careers and achieve family-sustaining wages? Top Jobs are found in high-demand industries with faster-than average job growth, require a mix of soft skills and technical skills, and connect to a career pathway. Our Top Jobs have been identified in partnership with our employer partners and using research that shows employment in these jobs can increase economic mobility.

Industrial Engineers
Industrial Machinery Mechanics
Maintenance & Repair Workers, General
First-Line Supervisors of Production & Operating Workers
Fiberglass Laminators & Fabricators
Team Assemblers
Food Batchmakers
Tool & Die Makers
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, & Brazers
Packaging & Filling Machine Operators & Tenders
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Programmers
Helpers, Production Workers
Registered Nurses
Dental Assistants
Dental Hygienists
Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT)
Radiologic Technologists & Technicians
Food Services Non-Restaurant (FNS)
Licenses Practical Nurse (LPN)
Medical Records Specialists
Nursing Assistants (CNA & PCT)
Medical Assistants
Medical Equipment Preparers
Maids & Housekeeping Cleaners
Medical Secretaries & Administrative Assistants
Pharmacy Technicians
Computer Systems Analysts
Information Security Analysts
Computer Network Support Specialists
Computer User Support Specialists
Computer Network Architects
Database Administrators
Network & Computer Systems Administrators
Software Developers, Applications
Software Quality Assurance Analysts & Testers
Web Developers
Graphic Designers
Construction Managers
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades & Extraction Workers
Cement Masons & Concrete Finishers
Construction Laborers
Operating Engineers & Other Construction Equipment Operators
Drywall & Ceiling Tile Installers
Plumbers, Pipefitters, & Steamfitters
Sheet Metal Workers
Helpers – Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile & Marble Setters
Helpers – Carpenters
Helpers – Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, & Stucco Masons
Helpers – Pipeplayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, & Steamfitters
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, & Brazers
Heating, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Mechanics & Installers
Transportation, Storage, & Distribution Managers
Bus and Truck Mechanics & Diesel Engine Specialists
Light Truck Drivers
Laborers and Freight, Stock, & Material Movers, Hands
Automotive Service Technicians & Mechanics
Heavy & Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
Logistics Analysts, Logistics Engineers
Billing & Posting Clerks
Customer Service Representatives
Cargo & Freight Agents/Freight Forwarders
Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines
Packers and Packagers, Hand
Industrial Truck & Tracker Operators
Bookkeeping, Accounting, & Auditing Clerks