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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

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

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

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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.

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

  • Gloucester County Generals; 804 Pine Ave, Clayton, NJ 08312


  • 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


JerseyGirl from Jersey Shore on March 22, 2009:

Patty - None - the - less - a good HUB on your part. Best to you and look forward to more. :)

Patty Inglish MS (author) from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation on March 17, 2009:

I'm sorry, but I've misplaced my chain :) Anyway, I'd do winter at the Shore in a heartbeat. But I will come by and visit you. I will still do some Jersey Shore highlights, because I am now very interested.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

JerseyGirl from Jersey Shore on March 17, 2009:

I was yanking your chain! You really did a great job with this hub, I was impressed with the vast amount of info you have. Us Jersey Shore folks just seems to have a problem not being "recognized" as such. We tend to have our own "ways", which differ from the other residents in the state. Only at the Jersey Shore could you find people during a winter storm, at the beach with shorts and flip flops on! I will have to invite you down for a visit - you can stay with us - but maybe the summertime is better for you!!! Thanks again for a great hub. Take care!!

Patty Inglish MS (author) from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation on March 17, 2009:

JerseyGirl firend - My apologies for the slipup! You are Jersey Shore to me form now on and I'm glad you told me. Only someone closer to the picture can put us clear on this.

I'll do some correcting and add a couple of maps asap. Thanks again!

JerseyGirl from Jersey Shore on March 16, 2009:

Hi Patty. Liked your Hub - but PLEASE in the future - don't include Ocean County as a part of "South Jersey" - as we are not.

We are the "Jersey Shore".

Living in NJ will tell the truth. Ocean County is too far north of the places that you speak about. Sure, we are south..... but not that far south.

Anyway, you did a great job. Will look for more hubs from you in the future. Thank you.

Toni Orr on March 06, 2009:

Good stuff! Yeah, NJ is great and what makes it wonderful are the people :)

Patty Inglish MS (author) from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation on May 06, 2008:

Hi RachelOrd! I am glad to see you're posting here and know Lucy! What a great landmark! The whole area looks like a wonderful place to explore.

Rachel Ord from Palm Coast on May 06, 2008:

I grew up in South Jersey! It really is a great place to live. Lucy sure is a sight to see isn't she!?

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