Manufacturing

OJT for Manufacturing (NAICS 31-33)

The Manufacturing sector is part of the Goods-Producing Industries supersector group.

The Manufacturing 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
Team assemblers 847.5 7.1 -4.7 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training
First-line supervisors of production and operating workers 432.9 3.6 -5.6 High school diploma or equivalent None
Machinists 318.4 3 7.8 High school diploma or equivalent Long-term on-the-job training
Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 325.8 2.7 -5.6 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training
Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 279.7 2.3 -4.8 No formal educational credential Short-term on-the-job training
Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders 253.6 2.1 -3.8 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training
Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers 238.4 2.1 0.3 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training
Helpers–production workers 260.1 2.1 -10.2 No formal educational credential Short-term on-the-job training
Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 215.6 1.8 -6.4 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training
General and operations managers 214.2 1.8 -6.1 11-1021 11-1021

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
Biomedical engineers 12.3 0.1 27.3 Bachelor’s degree None
Statisticians 1.2 0 22.3 Master’s degree None
Computer numerically controlled machine tool programmers, metal and plastic 27.8 0.2 17.9 High school diploma or equivalent Long-term on-the-job training
Computer-controlled machine tool operators, metal and plastic 171.4 1.5 17.2 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training
Logging equipment operators 3.9 0 16.2 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training
Interpreters and translators 0.2 0 15.9 Bachelor’s degree Short-term on-the-job training
Orthotists and prosthetists 2.9 0 15.1 Master’s degree Internship/residency
Industrial machinery mechanics 200.9 1.8 13.2 High school diploma or equivalent Long-term on-the-job training
Cartographers and photogrammetrists 0.1 0 11.8 Bachelor’s degree None
Mathematicians 0.2 0 10.8 Master’s degree None

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