The Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro-Franklin, TN metropolitan statistical area (MSA) had a civilian employment of approximately 968,600 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 Nashville labor market is rapidly expanding and experienced employment growth of about 25.22% (773,500 to 968,600) in the 10-year period from 2008 to 2018. This was nearly four times the national employment growth of 7.06% during this same period. The 2018 labor market employment estimate of 968,600 for the Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro-Franklin, TN MSA is comprised of the following: 64,670 (6.68%) in management occupations; 56,700 (5.85%) in business and financial operations occupations; 25,680 (2.65%) in computer and mathematical operations occupations; 11.840 (1.22%) in architecture and engineering occupations; 6,200 (0.64%) in life, physical and social science occupations; 9,230 (0.95%) in community and social service occupations; 5,680 (0.59%) in legal occupations; 45,640 (4.71%) in education, training and library occupations; 15,350 (1.58%) in arts, design, entertainment, sports and media occupations; 63,470 (6.55%) in healthcare practitioners and technical occupations; 22,140 (2.29%) in healthcare support occupations; 22,010 (2.27%) in protective service occupations; 92,890 (9.59%) in food preparation and serving related occupations; 23,390 (2.41%) in building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations; 25,120 (2.59%) in personal care and service occupations; 91,470 (9.44%) in sales and related occupations; 159,120 (16.43%) in office and administrative support occupations; 600 (0.06%) in farming, fishing and forestry occupations; 32,170 (3.32%) in construction and extraction occupations; 40,960 (4.23%) in installation, maintenance and repair occupations; 71,780 (7.41%) in production occupations; 82,470 (8.51%) in transportation and material moving occupations.
Major employers in the Nashville metropolitan area include the following: Vanderbilt University Medical Center (20,000+ employees); State of Tennessee (24,500+ employees); Metro Nashville-Davidson Co. Government and Public Schools (18,800+ employees); U.S. Government (12,800+ employees); Nissan North America (10,100+ employees); HCA Healthcare, Inc. (10,100+ employees); Vanderbilt University (6,900+ employees); Saint Thomas Health (7,100+ employees); Community Health Systems (5,000+ employees); Randstad (4,500+ employees); Asurion (4,000+ employees); The Kroger Co. (3,500+ employees); National HealthCare Corp. (3,200+ employees); Shoney’s (3,000+ employees); Electrolux Home Products (2,900+ employees); Bridgestone Americas (2,800+ employees); Lowe’s Cos. (2,800+ employees); Cracker Barrel Old Country Store (2,600+ employees); Amazon.com (2,500+ employees); AT&T Inc. (2,200+ employees); Dollar General Corp. (2,200+ employees); Middle Tennessee State University (2,100+ employees); UnitedHealthcare (2,000+ employees).
Whether serving as your vocational rehabilitation counselor, consultant or expert witness, Dr. Hankins will make use of his specialized knowledge of the greater Nashville 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!