There is a variety of different employment areas here in Athens, Alabama. We, Athens, have many retail stores, local doctor offices, medical offices, convience stores, flower nurseries, and working for the city itself. Many people in there area are highly educated, with that said many have high paying jobs in the surrounding areas, such as, Decatur, Madison, or Huntsville. Most people in the area are nurses, engineers, emergency personnel, or lawyers. However, there are some individuals in this city that do not obtain a college education. With that said, they are dedicated hard workers providing the best for their families.