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Rome Employment

Employment and Industries in the Rome, Georgia Area

Rome has a diversified economy. Education, manufacturing, tourism, healthcare and technology are substantial factors for the city. The major employment sectors include education, healthcare, manufacturing, textile mills and textile products, accommodation and food services, construction and social services.

Some of the most popular jobs in Rome which are filled by workers with college degrees are registered nurses, teachers, wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives, accountants and auditors, child family and social workers; pharmacists; training and development specialists; advertising sales agents, computer systems analysts and medical health services managers.

The largest employers in Rome are:

  • Floyd Healthcare Management Inc
  • Floyd County Board of Education
  • The Harbin Clinic LLC
  • Redmond Park Hospital Inc
  • Zartic LLC
  • Marglen Industries Inc
  • County of Rome
  • City of Rome
  • Rome City School District
  • Berry College
  • Manis Lumber Co
  • Pirelli Tire
  • Northwest Georgia Hospital
  • Syntec Industries LLC
  • Church Chair Industries
  • Suzuki Manufacturing of America
  • Neaton Rome
  • F&P Georgia
  • Brugg Cable and Telecom
  • Universal Tax Systems
  • Peach State Labs

Noteworthy data regarding Rome: About 19% of the residents over the age of 25 have a bachelor's degree or better. In 2007 the estimated median household income was $37,000. The cost of living index in 2008 was 81.1 which is low when compared to the nation's average of 100.

Companies situated in Rome have access to helpful business organizations including:

The Rome News Tribune offers current information regarding the business activities in Rome.

Most Popular Jobs in Rome, Georgia Metro Area (2008 data)

Where the Majority of Workers Have College Degrees

Rank Title Local Jobs Local Mean Salary Typical Local Salary National Growth % 2006-2016 National % With College Degree
1 Registered nurses 1,220 $57,490 $39,160 - 74,410 24% 56%
2 Elementary school teachers, except special education 880 $51,330 $36,780 - 66,780 14% 95%
3 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 360 $47,170 $13,500 - 97,790 8% 51%
4 Chief executives 170 $138,340 $55,320 - 2% 65%
5 Accountants and auditors 140 $61,980 $33,410 - 115,840 18% 79%
6 Child, family, and school social workers 130 $28,610 $17,600 - 39,430 19% 77%
7 Pharmacists 110 $106,600 $89,540 - 132,040 22% 97%
8 Training and development specialists 110 $50,100 $29,380 - 68,280 18% 56%
9 Education administrators, elementary and secondary school 90 $81,950 $64,720 - 102,430 8% 78%
10 Medical and health services managers 90 $73,720 $49,250 - 117,650 16% 57%
11 Computer systems analysts 90 $48,180 $28,050 - 73,380 29% 68%
12 Advertising sales agents 90 $39,320 $18,100 - 62,590 20% 56%
13 Lawyers 80 $115,430 $55,320 - 11% 99%
14 Sales managers 80 $104,250 $37,940 - 10% 69%
15 Educational, vocational, and school counselors 80 $46,550 $32,880 - 63,630 13% 73%
16 Medical and clinical laboratory technologists 70 $50,730 $24,600 - 65,470 12% 51%
17 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products 70 $34,120 $25,980 - 52,070 12% 51%
18 Social and human service assistants 70 $28,190 $16,830 - 39,440 34% 58%
19 Management analysts 60 $85,210 $35,370 - 22% 78%
20 Self-enrichment education teachers 60 $32,010 $15,040 - 60,060 23% 54%
21 Computer and information systems managers 50 $94,250 $51,220 - 152,880 16% 73%
22 Financial managers 50 $85,240 $45,620 - 131,410 13% 60%
23 Physical therapists 50 $68,680 $49,910 - 99,840 27% 89%
24 Librarians 50 $55,450 $36,940 - 74,230 4% 85%
25 Clinical, counseling, and school psychologists 50 $54,710 $36,220 - 74,570 16% 99%
26 Medical and clinical laboratory technicians 50 $33,560 $20,370 - 51,400 15% 51%
27 Financial analysts 40 $94,370 $43,080 - 34% 87%
28 Occupational therapists 40 $63,730 $46,840 - 88,550 23% 90%
29 Network and computer systems administrators 40 $55,550 $35,900 - 78,180 27% 50%
30 Instructional coordinators 40 $54,820 $32,750 - 82,130 23% 79%
31 Coaches and scouts 40 $32,140 $13,760 - 50,230 15% 60%
32 Computer programmers 30 $76,860 $42,300 - 131,030 -4% 73%
33 Managers, all other 30 $75,920 $40,860 - 107,160 7% 55%
34 Industrial engineers 30 $54,830 $37,660 - 76,780 20% 74%

Where the Majority of Workers Do Not Have College Degrees

Rank Title Local Jobs Local Mean Salary Typical Local Salary National Growth % 2006-2016 National % With College Degree
1 Retail salespersons 1,590 $21,170 $13,500 - 30,720 12% 25%
2 Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 1,230 $15,120 $12,840 - 18,760 18% 5%
3 Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 1,100 $22,470 $16,440 - 36,340 2% 5%
4 Cashiers 830 $17,080 $13,080 - 22,840 -3% 10%
5 Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 750 $21,710 $16,520 - 28,830 18% 7%
6 Team assemblers 730 $25,220 $19,100 - 32,280 0% 5%
7 Maintenance and repair workers, general 710 $33,100 $21,370 - 46,470 10% 6%
8 Office clerks, general 690 $22,290 $13,860 - 31,860 13% 19%
9 Waiters and waitresses 650 $16,400 $13,040 - 20,580 11% 14%
10 Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 630 $19,260 $13,480 - 30,100 15% 4%
11 General and operations managers 600 $77,560 $37,240 - 133,810 2% 48%
12 Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 580 $25,420 $17,620 - 33,000 1% 18%
13 Stock clerks and order fillers 560 $23,030 $14,150 - 33,760 -8% 8%
14 Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 470 $36,850 $27,610 - 48,100 14% 7%
15 Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 440 $27,530 $14,140 - 39,770 13% 16%
16 Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 430 $31,460 $15,970 - 43,190 10% 4%
17 First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers 410 $42,150 $27,380 - 60,340 6% 29%
18 First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 410 $34,280 $21,530 - 50,510 4% 25%
19 Customer service representatives 410 $27,950 $17,910 - 39,180 25% 22%
20 Executive secretaries and administrative assistants 380 $36,470 $25,830 - 49,880 15% 18%
21 Helpers--production workers 370 $24,290 $17,850 - 31,150 -1% 4%
22 Billing and posting clerks and machine operators 350 $27,270 $21,070 - 33,480 4% 15%
23 Teacher assistants 350 $17,220 $13,060 - 23,390 10% 18%
24 Food preparation workers 350 $16,450 $13,010 - 20,930 15% 7%
25 First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 330 $47,160 $27,930 - 66,560 -5% 15%
26 Truck drivers, light or delivery services 330 $28,280 $18,040 - 39,540 8% 4%
27 Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers 310 $28,710 $19,720 - 37,260 5% 2%
28 Medical assistants 310 $27,610 $21,260 - 36,610 35% 10%
29 Receptionists and information clerks 290 $21,240 $14,530 - 26,960 17% 13%
30 First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 280 $24,080 $14,420 - 37,060 11% 14%
31 Security guards 270 $23,480 $13,680 - 42,900 17% 13%
32 Industrial truck and tractor operators 260 $27,650 $20,460 - 32,680 -2% 2%
33 Cooks, restaurant 220 $17,800 $13,410 - 23,260 12% 5%
34 Automotive service technicians and mechanics 200 $33,010 $18,530 - 49,810 14% 4%
35 Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 200 $23,250 $17,570 - 31,510 18% 6%
36 Tellers 200 $22,180 $15,370 - 32,030 14% 16%
37 Dishwashers 200 $15,110 $12,760 - 20,740 10% 3%
38 Maids and housekeeping cleaners 190 $16,720 $13,030 - 20,900 13% 5%
39 Electricians 180 $42,340 $27,740 - 61,180 7% 7%
40 Medical secretaries 180 $28,390 $21,570 - 38,200 17% 18%
41 Computer support specialists 170 $34,080 $25,170 - 44,750 13% 43%
42 Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 170 $28,490 $17,820 - 40,560 4% 6%
43 Machinists 170 $24,530 $17,250 - 35,770 -3% 3%
44 Packers and packagers, hand 170 $19,160 $13,370 - 25,230 -12% 3%
45 Construction laborers 160 $23,720 $15,400 - 31,780 11% 5%
46 First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 150 $55,150 $30,620 - 85,230 7% 13%
47 Sales representatives, services, all other 150 $38,760 $27,150 - 49,700 28% 48%
48 Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 150 $34,870 $23,140 - 49,410 8% 3%
49 Amusement and recreation attendants 150 $16,880 $13,950 - 19,540 24% 22%
50 Bill and account collectors 140 $30,540 $22,750 - 40,680 23% 13%
51 Pharmacy technicians 140 $24,370 $17,450 - 32,140 32% 16%
52 Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 130 $30,840 $19,920 - 40,940 -7% 14%
53 Medical records and health information technicians 130 $28,610 $21,190 - 38,400 18% 12%
54 Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 130 $23,150 $17,040 - 31,740 -15% 0%
55 Counter and rental clerks 130 $16,330 $12,850 - 23,090 23% 16%
56 Paralegals and legal assistants 120 $37,590 $22,970 - 53,490 22% 45%
57 Maintenance workers, machinery 120 $29,230 $26,130 - 32,980 -1% 0%
58 Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop 120 $16,860 $13,010 - 23,810 10% 17%
59 Child care workers 120 $15,890 $13,010 - 19,710 18% 15%
60 Administrative services managers 110 $57,960 $36,760 - 79,690 12% 40%
61 Business teachers, postsecondary 110 $38,450 $13,130 - 102,180 0% 0%
62 Parts salespersons 110 $36,300 $20,640 - 49,770 -2% 6%
63 Sewing machine operators 110 $21,820 $15,470 - 29,180 -27% 5%
64 Business operations specialists, all other 100 $62,030 $35,280 - 88,340 21% 49%
65 Insurance sales agents 100 $46,950 $21,950 - 92,460 13% 45%
66 Dental assistants 100 $29,250 $19,840 - 39,110 29% 9%
67 Postal service mail carriers 100 $0 $ - 1% 11%
68 Radiologic technologists and technicians 90 $46,800 $31,530 - 63,790 15% 25%
69 Carpenters 90 $35,470 $23,430 - 49,370 10% 6%
70 Interviewers, except eligibility and loan 90 $25,370 $20,550 - 33,290 10% 24%
71 Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists 80 $49,960 $26,800 - 66,080 12% 3%
72 Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists 80 $20,730 $13,140 - 34,020 12% 6%
73 File clerks 80 $19,660 $14,250 - 26,310 -41% 20%
74 First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 70 $51,870 $36,140 - 82,510 9% 10%
75 Respiratory therapists 70 $42,880 $30,610 - 58,560 23% 28%
76 Surgical technologists 70 $41,530 $30,000 - 53,070 25% 16%
77 Production, planning, and expediting clerks 70 $39,520 $22,770 - 63,230 4% 30%
78 Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers 70 $38,700 $29,580 - 53,220 9% 3%
79 First-line supervisors/managers of housekeeping and janitorial workers 70 $35,670 $23,160 - 59,280 13% 11%
80 Recreation workers 70 $31,660 $18,560 - 39,460 13% 47%
81 Cleaners of vehicles and equipment 70 $25,580 $16,460 - 37,480 14% 3%
82 Residential advisors 70 $19,200 $13,870 - 25,500 19% 28%
83 First-line supervisors/managers of transportation and material-moving machine and vehicle operators 60 $44,380 $29,770 - 56,800 10% 17%
84 Tool and die makers 60 $42,910 $34,000 - 52,090 -10% 5%
85 Industrial machinery mechanics 60 $42,580 $28,620 - 53,200 9% 5%
86 First-line supervisors/managers of landscaping, lawn service, and groundskeeping workers 60 $33,330 $21,050 - 46,990 18% 15%
87 English language and literature teachers, postsecondary 60 $30,820 $13,110 - 57,050 0% 0%
88 Printing machine operators 60 $30,130 $18,470 - 41,590 -6% 6%
89 Helpers--electricians 60 $19,990 $13,500 - 25,810 7% 3%
90 Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks 60 $15,830 $12,970 - 19,510 17% 14%
91 Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products 50 $48,550 $34,000 - 69,810 0% 42%
92 First-line supervisors/managers of helpers, laborers, and material movers, hand 50 $46,590 $26,780 - 74,040 13% 17%
93 Human resources assistants, except payroll and timekeeping 50 $34,740 $25,460 - 46,700 11% 29%
94 Order clerks 50 $29,050 $21,360 - 37,940 -24% 16%
95 Coating, painting, and spraying machine setters, operators, and tenders 50 $27,740 $19,240 - 38,560 -13% 4%
96 Healthcare support workers, all other 50 $26,090 $18,850 - 31,820 16% 10%
97 Machine feeders and offbearers 50 $24,410 $17,530 - 32,020 -15% 0%
98 Switchboard operators, including answering service 50 $24,050 $18,000 - 31,400 -8% 10%
99 Loan officers 40 $63,780 $29,660 - 102,600 12% 49%
100 Claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators 40 $61,860 $41,850 - 88,650 9% 47%
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Jobs More Common Near Rome Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs Pop. vs. Avg.*
Business teachers, postsecondary 38,450 110 8.5
Maintenance workers, machinery 29,230 120 8.5
Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers 28,710 310 3.9
Helpers--production workers 24,290 370 3.7
Sewing machine operators 21,820 110 3.6
Medical records and health information technicians 28,610 130 3.4
Team assemblers 25,220 730 3.2
Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 36,850 470 3
Billing and posting clerks and machine operators 27,270 350 2.9
Elementary school teachers, except special education 51,330 880 2.8
Amusement and recreation attendants 16,880 150 2.7
Medical assistants 27,610 310 2.7
Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 23,150 130 2.7
Chief executives 138,340 170 2.5
Maintenance and repair workers, general 33,100 710 2.4
Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 21,710 750 2.4
First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 47,160 330 2.3
Parts salespersons 36,300 110 2.2
Training and development specialists 50,100 110 2.2
Child, family, and school social workers 28,610 130 2.2
Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 22,470 1,100 2.1
Registered nurses 57,490 1,220 2
Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 15,120 1,230 2
Machinists 24,530 170 1.9
Industrial truck and tractor operators 27,650 260 1.9
Paralegals and legal assistants 37,590 120 1.9
Pharmacy technicians 24,370 140 1.9
Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 34,870 150 1.9
Administrative services managers 57,960 110 1.8
Pharmacists 106,600 110 1.8
Food preparation workers 16,450 350 1.8
Medical secretaries 28,390 180 1.7
Dishwashers 15,110 200 1.7
General and operations managers 77,560 600 1.6
Truck drivers, light or delivery services 28,280 330 1.6
Retail salespersons 21,170 1,590 1.5
First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 34,280 410 1.5
Tellers 22,180 200 1.5
First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 24,080 280 1.5
First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 55,150 150 1.5
Dental assistants 29,250 100 1.4
Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop 16,860 120 1.4
Bill and account collectors 30,540 140 1.4
Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 25,420 580 1.3
Automotive service technicians and mechanics 33,010 200 1.3
Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 30,840 130 1.3
Teacher assistants 17,220 350 1.3
Insurance sales agents 46,950 100 1.3
Stock clerks and order fillers 23,030 560 1.3
Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 19,260 630 1.3

Work Paying Relatively Well in the Rome, Georgia Metro Area (2008 data)

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Salary Index * Local Jobs
Parts salespersons 36,300 1.19 110
Accountants and auditors 61,980 1.04 140
Elementary school teachers, except special education 51,330 1.03 880
Helpers--production workers 24,290 1.03 370
Pharmacists 106,600 1.02 110
Stock clerks and order fillers 23,030 1.01 560
Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 28,490 1 170
Training and development specialists 50,100 0.99 110
Bill and account collectors 30,540 0.99 140
Medical assistants 27,610 0.98 310
Medical secretaries 28,390 0.98 180
Truck drivers, light or delivery services 28,280 0.98 330
Sewing machine operators 21,820 0.97 110
First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 55,150 0.97 150
Maintenance and repair workers, general 33,100 0.96 710
Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 23,250 0.96 200
Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop 16,860 0.95 120
Customer service representatives 27,950 0.94 410
Executive secretaries and administrative assistants 36,470 0.94 380
Packers and packagers, hand 19,160 0.94 170
Tellers 22,180 0.94 200
First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers 42,150 0.93 410
Registered nurses 57,490 0.93 1,220
Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 36,850 0.93 470
Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 22,470 0.93 1,100
Security guards 23,480 0.93 270
Team assemblers 25,220 0.92 730
Cashiers 17,080 0.92 830
Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 30,840 0.92 130
Industrial truck and tractor operators 27,650 0.92 260
Chief executives 138,340 0.92 170
Amusement and recreation attendants 16,880 0.91 150
Automotive service technicians and mechanics 33,010 0.91 200
Medical records and health information technicians 28,610 0.91 130
Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 21,710 0.9 750
Electricians 42,340 0.9 180
Billing and posting clerks and machine operators 27,270 0.9 350
First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 47,160 0.89 330
Receptionists and information clerks 21,240 0.89 290
First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 34,280 0.89 410
Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 15,120 0.88 1,230
Dishwashers 15,110 0.88 200
Waiters and waitresses 16,400 0.88 650
Office clerks, general 22,290 0.88 690
Paralegals and legal assistants 37,590 0.88 120
Maids and housekeeping cleaners 16,720 0.87 190
Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 25,420 0.87 580
Retail salespersons 21,170 0.87 1,590
Pharmacy technicians 24,370 0.87 140
Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 27,530 0.86 440

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