Information

OJT for Information (NAICS 51)

The Information sector is part of the Service-Providing Industries supersector group.

The Information sector includes the following industry groups:

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
Software developers, applications 167.5 6.2 24 Bachelor’s degree None
Customer service representatives 165.9 6.1 -4 High school diploma or equivalent Short-term on-the-job training
Telecommunications equipment installers and repairers, except line installers 145.8 5.4 -9.3 Postsecondary nondegree award Moderate-term on-the-job training
Sales representatives, services, all other 117.1 4.3 -1.6 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training
Producers and directors 74.2 2.7 13.9 Bachelor’s degree None
Advertising sales agents 70.9 2.6 -10.6 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training
Computer user support specialists 70.4 2.6 7 Some college, no degree None
Editors 56.8 2.1 -14.4 Bachelor’s degree None
General and operations managers 56 2.1 0.7 11-1021 11-1021
Software developers, systems software 53.9 2 8.1 Bachelor’s degree None

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
Computer and information research scientists 5.4 0.2 47 Doctoral or professional degree None
Statisticians 1.8 0.1 36.6 Master’s degree None
Makeup artists, theatrical and performance 2 0.1 36.5 Postsecondary nondegree award None
Operations research analysts 5.2 0.2 30 Bachelor’s degree None
Film and video editors 25 0.9 25.6 Bachelor’s degree None
Software developers, applications 167.5 6.2 24 Bachelor’s degree None
Web developers 29.6 1.1 20.8 Associate’s degree None
Computer systems analysts 53.7 2 19.6 Bachelor’s degree None
Lawyers 6.9 0.3 17.7 Doctoral or professional degree None
Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products 24 0.9 17.6 Bachelor’s degree Moderate-term on-the-job training

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