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What is in Atlantic City and South Jersey?

Updated on April 17, 2022
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Lucy the Elephant - Margate, NJ. Built in 1881. (public domain)
Lucy the Elephant - Margate, NJ. Built in 1881. (public domain)

Where is South Jersey?

The term "Southern New Jersey" or "South Jersey" refers to a large Metroplex relevant to labor statistics, made up of the following counties: Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Ocean, and Salem.

These counties, along with Northern New Jersey, are bordered by Philadelphia on the West and New York City on the East.

A substantial amount of business and vehicular traffic pass through South Jersey between these two large metroplexes that nearly surround it, as well as to Atlantic City.

The statue with several inner rooms is a National Historic Landmark with picnic tables and a long beach nearby. Guided tours and a newsletter are available (see the accompanying link).

Josephine Harron Park: Lucy the Margate Elephant

Lucy the Elephant:
Lucy the Elephant, 9200 Atlantic Avenue, Margate City, NJ 08402, USA

get directions

Margate New Jersey:
Margate Beach: Jefferson Avenue, Margate City, NJ 08402, USA

get directions

Famous Lucy the Elephant

This 65-foot-tall statue is an old landmark in South Jersey, located in Josephine Harron Park just off Atlantic Avenue.It was built in 1881 to attract attention to land developments in the South Jersey area of South Atlantic City, now called Margate.

The statue with several inner rooms is a National Historic Landmark with picnic tables and a long beach nearby. Guided tours and a newsletter are available.

Live Elephants - Ringling Brothers Circus Train from Philadelphia to Atlantic City

Elephant Removal

Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey removed all live elephants from all their acts around the world in 2017. This long-time, historic circus maintains an elephant retirement center and will care well for all of the elephants owned at this time, for the rest of their lives.

Legendary South Jersey Devil

Growing High Demand Job Listings to 2024

The highest demand job listings for South Jersey include the following job titles out of over 13,000 open listings at the end of January 2016:

  1. Truck Drivers and Owner-Operators - Federal Companies Trucking and Barr-Nunn.
  2. Wawa jobs -- Convenience store/gas station chain located along the East Coast of the United States.
  3. TD Bank jobs
  4. Healthcare Jobs - Physical and Occupational Therapists, technicians, patient care techs, other
  5. Health Insurance Sales - Telecommuting
  6. Retail Store salespeople
  7. IT related jobs
  8. Hotel and Motel Housekeepers
  9. Nurses - RNs and LPNs, especially for home care positions
  10. University of Pennsylvania - Research Staff

South Jersey
South Jersey | Source

Top 10 Jobs in South Jersey

According to state labor market statistics, the ten occupations that offer the highest growth rates in Southern New Jersey though at least 2024 are included in the following list.

These jobs are found largely in the Healthcare and Information Technology (IT) Industries, along with Education: mainstream [non-Special-Education] Preschool Teachers, and Social Services: Rehabilitation Counselors.

Growth rates in these job titles are expected in the range of 30% to 50% during the 2010s:

  1. Personal and Home Care Aides
  2. Home Health Aides
  3. Medical Assistants
  4. Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts
  5. Preschool Teachers (mainstream)
  6. Computer Software Engineers, Applications
  7. Dental Hygienists
  8. Dental Assistants
  9. Rehabilitation Counselors
  10. Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software

Ocean City
Ocean City | Source

Fast-Growing Jobs Numbers 11 through 20.

The second half of the top 20 fastest growing jobs in South Jersey make up an interesting variety of job titles. In addition, growth rates for these occupations rages fomr approximately 29% to 30%.

These jobs offer additional positions in the Healthcare Industry, but also in Tool Repair and Maintenance, Religion, Social Services, and Tourism.

  • Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers
  • Social and Community Service Managers
  • Post Secondary Philosophy and Religion Teachers
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
  • Motor Vehicle Operators,
  • Physical Therapist Aides
  • Physical Therapists
  • Meeting and Convention Planners
  • Directors of Religious Activities and Education

Atlantic City at the beach.
Atlantic City at the beach. | Source

Sports Teams in South Jersey

The following teams offer sports entertainment as well as job openings form time to time with the teams, related organizations, and event venues, as well as related tourism and events.

Universities, college and high school sports throughout the 8 counties of South Jersey offer additional opportunities.


FOOTBALL - Amateur


  • Egg Harbor Street Hockey Association



  • Ocean City Nor'easters




  • Ocean City Fishing Club

Local Colleges, Universities, and Career Schools

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2008 Patty Inglish MS


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