Job Training for Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

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The Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services sector is part of the Professional and Business Services supersector.

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services DescriptionThe Professional, Scientific, and Technical services sector consists of a single subsector, Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services: NAICS 541, which includes the following industry groups:

Sector Sizes for Job Training

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.Sector Sizes for Job Training

Sector Industries for Job Training

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.Sector Industries for Job Training

Largest Occupations for Job Training

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
Accountants and auditors 514.1 5.1 13.1 Bachelor’s degree None
Software developers, applications 500.7 5.0 41.1 Bachelor’s degree None
Lawyers 430.3 4.3 8.7 Doctoral or professional degree None
Management analysts 300.2 3.0 22.9 Bachelor’s degree None
General and operations managers 284.0 2.8 16.7 TBD TBD
Office clerks, general 272.2 2.7 2.1 High school diploma or equivalent Short term
Computer systems analysts 261.4 2.6 18.2 Bachelor’s degree None
Secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive 248.9 2.5 -3.7 High school diploma or equivalent Short term
Paralegals and legal assistants 246.3 2.4 15.6 Associate’s degree None
Market research analysts and marketing specialists 232.1 2.3 31.6 Bachelor’s degree None

Growth Occupations for Job Training

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
Information security analysts 58.0 0.6 44.3 Bachelor’s degree None
Actuaries 5.5 0.1 43.6 Bachelor’s degree Long term
Mathematicians 1.3 0.0 42.1 Master’s degree None
Statisticians 14.9 0.1 41.5 Master’s degree None
Software developers, applications 500.7 5.0 41.1 Bachelor’s degree None
Operations research analysts 34.7 0.3 39.4 Bachelor’s degree None
Health specialties teachers, postsecondary 0.2 0.0 35.9 Doctoral or professional degree None
Insurance appraisers, auto damage 0.4 0.0 35.8 Postsecondary nondegree award Moderate term
Septic tank servicers and sewer pipe cleaners 0.3 0.0 35.7 No formal educational credential Moderate term
Crossing guards 0.2 0.0 35.1 No formal educational credential Short term

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