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 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
Software developers, applications 221.0 7.8 34.2 Bachelor’s degree None
Telecommunications equipment installers and repairers, except line installers 141.6 5.0 -15.0 Postsecondary nondegree award Moderate term
Customer service representatives 141.4 5.0 -8.5 High school diploma or equivalent Short term
Sales representatives, services, all other 134.6 4.8 3.3 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate term
Producers and directors 86.9 3.1 14.2 Bachelor’s degree None
Computer user support specialists 80.8 2.9 11.1 Some college, no degree None
Software developers, systems software 63.9 2.3 13.0 Bachelor’s degree None
Market research analysts and marketing specialists 61.5 2.2 23.2 Bachelor’s degree None
General and operations managers 61.2 2.2 4.6 11-1021 11-1021
Advertising sales agents 60.7 2.1 -13.3 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate term

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
Museum technicians and conservators 0.1 0.0 49.7 Bachelor’s degree None
Statisticians 2.0 0.1 48.9 Master’s degree None
Educational, guidance, school, and vocational counselors 0.1 0.0 48.8 Master’s degree None
Title examiners, abstractors, and searchers 0.5 0.0 43.1 High school diploma or equivalent Short term
Teacher assistants 0.1 0.0 41.0 Some college, no degree None
Curators 0.3 0.0 40.2 Master’s degree None
Teachers and instructors, all other 0.9 0.0 38.9 Bachelor’s degree Internship/residency
Archivists 1.5 0.1 38.5 Master’s degree None
Economists 0.1 0.0 34.6 Master’s degree None
Software developers, applications 221.0 7.8 34.2 Bachelor’s degree None

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