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Chattanooga, TN-GA

The Chattanooga, TN-GA metropolitan statistical area (MSA) had a civilian employment of approximately 246,180 as of May 2018 according to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Employment Statistics survey (excluding self-employed and household workers). The greater Chattanooga, TN-GA labor market experienced employment growth of about 4.82% (234,850 to 246,180) in the 10-year period from 2008 to 2018.  This is in comparison to the 7.06% national employment growth during the same period. The 2018 labor market estimate of 246,180 for the Chattanooga, TN-GA MSA is comprised of the following: 13,230 (5.37%) in management occupations; 10,440 (4.24%) in business and financial operations occupations; 4,740 (1.93%) in computer and mathematical occupations; 3,430 (1.39%) in architecture and engineering occupations; 1,040 (0.42%) in life, physical and social science occupations; 2,790 (1.13%) in community and social service occupations; 1,410 (0.57%) in legal occupations; 11,660 (4.74%) in education, training and library occupations; 2,590 (1.05%) in arts, design, entertainment, sports and media occupations; 17,080 (6.94%) in healthcare practitioners and technical occupations; 7,030 (2.86%) in healthcare support occupations; 4,590 (1.86%) in protective service occupations; 24,200 (9.83%) in food preparation and serving related occupations; 8,230 (3.34%) in building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations; 6,300 (2.56%) in personal care and service occupations; 25,170 (10.22%) in sales and related occupations; 37,600 (15.27%) in office and administrative support occupations; 550 (0.22%) in farming, fishing and forestry occupations; 7,300 (2.97%) in construction and extraction occupations; 10,760 (4.37%) in installation, maintenance and repair occupations; 25,410 (10.32%) in production occupations; 20,630 (8.38%) in transportation and material moving occupations. 

Major employers in the Chattanooga, TN-GA metropolitan area include the following: Erlanger Health System (8,000+ employees); BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee (5,100+ employees); Hamilton County Schools (4,600+ employees); Tennessee Valley Authority (3,500+ employees); McKee Foods Corporation (3,100+ employees); Unum Group (2,800+ employees); Volkswagen Group of America (2,400+ employees); CHI Memorial (2,400+ employees); City of Chattanooga (2,300+ employees); Roper Corporation (1,900+ employees); Hamilton County Government (1,800+ employees); Astec Industries, Inc. (1,600+ employees); (1,600+ employees); Cigna Healthcare (1,300+ employees); Parkridge Medical Center (1,300+ employees); Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation (1,300+ employees); University of Tennessee @ Chattanooga (1,200+ employees); Chattanooga Coco-Cola Bottling Co. (1,000+ employees); U.S. Xpress Enterprises (900+ employees); Lawson Electric Company (900+ employees).  

Whether serving as your vocational rehabilitation counselor, consultant or expert witness, Dr. Hankins will make use of his specialized knowledge of the greater Chattanooga, TN-GA labor market to ensure that his professional opinions about individuals’ employment and earning potential are based on accurate, reliable information.  In a clinical context, this maximizes the likelihood of helping clients to identify appropriate vocational goals and developing a rehabilitation plan that will allow them to achieve their employment aspirations. In a forensic context, this enables Dr. Hankins to conduct thorough, independent vocational and rehabilitation economic evaluations that culminate in the attainment of defensible conclusions about the degree of vocational disability and/or economic loss attributable to the injury or incident of interest in a case.  Please contact Hankins & Hankins Vocational Consulting today to learn how we can be of help!