Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting

OJT for Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting (NAICS 11)

The Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting sector is part of the Natural Resources and Mining supersector.

The Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting sector includes the following industry groups:

  • Crop Production: NAICS 111
    • Oilseed and Grain Farming
    • Vegetable and Melon Farming
    • Fruit and Tree Nut Farming
    • Greenhouse, Nursery, and Floriculture Production
    • Other Crop Farming
  • Animal Production: NAICS 112
    • Cattle Ranching and Farming
    • Hog and Pig Farming
    • Poultry and Egg Production
    • Sheep and Goat Farming
    • Aquaculture
    • Other Animal Production

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 2024.

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 2024.

The following table shows the top 10 projected occupations, in size, for this sector through 2024. 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 2024

Occupation 2024 Projected Employment (in thousands) 2024 Projected Percent of Sector Percent Employment Change (2014-2024) Education Requirements OJT Requirements
Farmworkers and laborers, crop, nursery, and greenhouse 375 28.7 -9.7 No formal educational credential Short-term on-the-job training
Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers 32.8 2.5 -1 Postsecondary nondegree award Short-term on-the-job training
First-line supervisors of farming, fishing, and forestry workers 26.5 2 -9.4 High school diploma or equivalent None
Graders and sorters, agricultural products 26.5 2 -8.4 No formal educational credential Short-term on-the-job training
Logging equipment operators 24 1.8 -1.7 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training
Secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive 17.6 1.4 -3.5 High school diploma or equivalent Short-term on-the-job training
Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 14.8 1.1 -13.5 Some college, no degree Moderate-term on-the-job training
Animal trainers 12.2 0.9 9.4 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training
Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 11.8 0.9 3.8 No formal educational credential Short-term on-the-job training
Agricultural and food science technicians 11.1 0.8 5.7 Associate’s degree Moderate-term on-the-job training

The following table shows the top 10 projected occupations, in growth, for this sector through 2024. 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 2024

Occupation 2024 Projected Employment (in thousands) 2024 Projected Percent of Sector Percent Employment Change (2014-2024) Education Requirements OJT Requirements
Millwrights 1.7 0.1 24.3 High school diploma or equivalent Apprenticeship
Firefighters 0.3 0 15.1 Postsecondary nondegree award Long-term on-the-job training
Graphic designers 0.2 0 14.4 Bachelor’s degree None
Computer user support specialists 1 0.1 12 Some college, no degree None
Chemists 1 0.1 12 Bachelor’s degree None
Physical scientists, all other 0.8 0.1 12 Bachelor’s degree None
Animal scientists 0.5 0 12 Bachelor’s degree None
Environmental scientists and specialists, including health 0.4 0 12 Bachelor’s degree None
Computer network support specialists 0.3 0 12 Associate’s degree None
Human resources managers 0.2 0 12 Bachelor’s degree None

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