Job Training for Accommodation and Food Services

OJT for Accommodation and Food Services (NAICS 72)

The Accommodation and Food Services sector is part of the Leisure and Hospitality supersector.

Accommodation and Food Services Description

The Accommodation and Food Services sector includes the following industry groups:

  • Accommodation: NAICS 721
    • Traveler Accommodation
    • RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps
    • Rooming and Boarding Houses, Dormitories, and Workers’ Camps

Sector Sizes for Job Training

The following chart shows the percentage of people that this sector employs, relative to all the other industrial sectors, and the projected growth of this sector through 2026.Sector Sizes for Job Training

Sector Industries for Job Training

This next chart breaks down the sector into its primary industries. It shows the percentage of people that these primary industries employ, relative to the entire sector, and the projected growth of these industries through 2026.Sector Industries for Job Training

Largest Occupations for Job Training

The following table shows the top 10 projected occupations, in size, for this sector through 2026. It also shows the educational requirements and OJT requirements for these top-sized occupations. The OJT.com training directory provides a listing of the state-by-state training providers that can fulfill your on-the-job training requirements.

Largest Occupations in Sector, Projected for 2026

Occupation 2026 Projected Employment (in thousands) 2026 Projected Percent of Sector Percent Employment Change (2016-2026) Education Requirements OJT Requirements
Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 3,487.3 24.0 18.4 No formal educational credential Short term
Waiters and waitresses 2,569.9 17.7 6.8 No formal educational credential Short term
Cooks, restaurant 1,299.7 9.0 12.0 No formal educational credential Moderate term
First-line supervisors of food preparation and serving workers 828.6 5.7 10.1 High school diploma or equivalent None
Food preparation workers 535.8 3.7 8.1 No formal educational credential Short term
Bartenders 511.8 3.5 1.9 No formal educational credential Short term
Maids and housekeeping cleaners 478.0 3.3 3.8 No formal educational credential Short term
Cooks, fast food 472.9 3.3 -5.6 No formal educational credential Short term
Dishwashers 463.0 3.2 3.5 No formal educational credential Short term
Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop 418.0 2.9 6.8 No formal educational credential None

Growth Occupations for Job Training

The following table shows the top 10 projected occupations, in growth, for this sector through 2026. It also shows the educational requirements and OJT requirements for these top-growth occupations. The OJT.com training directory provides a listing of the state-by-state training providers that can fulfill your on-the-job training requirements.

Highest Growth Occupations in Sector, Projected thru 2026

Occupation 2026 Projected Employment (in thousands) 2026 Projected Percent of Sector Percent Employment Change (2016-2026) Education Requirements OJT Requirements
Cooks, institution and cafeteria 84.5 0.6 26.0 No formal educational credential Short term
Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 3,487.3 24.0 18.4 No formal educational credential Short term
Lawyers 0.1 0.0 17.6 Doctoral or professional degree None
Market research analysts and marketing specialists 5.3 0.0 16.5 Bachelor’s degree None
Fundraisers 0.2 0.0 15.7 Bachelor’s degree None
Social and community service managers 0.1 0.0 15.1 Bachelor’s degree None
Financial managers 5.4 0.0 14.6 Bachelor’s degree None
Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 0.1 0.0 13.9 Postsecondary nondegree award None
Self-enrichment education teachers 1.1 0.0 12.9 High school diploma or equivalent None
Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers 1.9 0.0 12.6 Postsecondary nondegree award Short term

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