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 2026.

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.

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
Farmworkers and laborers, crop, nursery, and greenhouse 449.9 29.6 1.0 No formal educational credential Short term
First-line supervisors of farming, fishing, and forestry workers 35.7 2.3 4.1 High school diploma or equivalent None
Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers 29.0 1.9 -2.2 Postsecondary nondegree award Short term
Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 22.5 1.5 -6.1 Some college, no degree Moderate term
Logging equipment operators 20.8 1.4 -15.3 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate term
Maintenance and repair workers, general 13.0 0.9 5.7 High school diploma or equivalent Long term
Secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive 12.7 0.8 -11.6 High school diploma or equivalent Short term
Industrial truck and tractor operators 10.2 0.7 5.9 No formal educational credential Short term
Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 8.1 0.5 4.7 No formal educational credential Short term
Accountants and auditors 7.7 0.5 6.7 Bachelor’s degree None

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
Accountants and auditors 7.7 0.5 6.7 Bachelor’s degree None
Managers, all other 1.6 0.1 6.3 Bachelor’s degree None
Foresters 3.9 0.3 6.1 Bachelor’s degree None
Industrial truck and tractor operators 10.2 0.7 5.9 No formal educational credential Short term
Maintenance and repair workers, general 13.0 0.9 5.7 High school diploma or equivalent Long term
Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 3.5 0.2 5.2 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate term
Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 7.2 0.5 4.8 No formal educational credential Short term
Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 8.1 0.5 4.7 No formal educational credential Short term
First-line supervisors of farming, fishing, and forestry workers 35.7 2.3 4.1 High school diploma or equivalent None
Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists 4.7 0.3 3.4 High school diploma or equivalent Long term

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