Job Training for Retail Trade

OJT for Retail Trade (NAICS 44-45)

The Retail Trade sector is part of the Trade, Transportation, and Utilities supersector.

Retail Trade DescriptionThe Retail Trade sector 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
Retail salespersons 4,204.5 25.9 1.4 No formal educational credential Short term
Cashiers 2,845.0 17.5 -1.4 No formal educational credential Short term
Stock clerks and order fillers 1,450.4 8.9 5.0 No formal educational credential Short term
First-line supervisors of retail sales workers 1,115.6 6.9 4.2 High school diploma or equivalent None
Customer service representatives 401.8 2.5 5.3 High school diploma or equivalent Short term
Automotive service technicians and mechanics 355.2 2.2 7.9 Postsecondary nondegree award Short term
Pharmacy technicians 327.5 2.0 13.3 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate term
Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 306.8 1.9 5.2 No formal educational credential Short term
General and operations managers 285.7 1.8 6.0 11-1021 11-1021
Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 220.0 1.4 7.1 No formal educational credential Short term

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
Statisticians 0.1 0.0 51.9 Master’s degree None
Operations research analysts 1.4 0.0 44.3 Bachelor’s degree None
Software developers, applications 7.7 0.0 36.9 Bachelor’s degree None
Social and human service assistants 0.5 0.0 34.8 High school diploma or equivalent Short term
Rehabilitation counselors 0.3 0.0 34.8 Master’s degree None
Educational, guidance, school, and vocational counselors 0.2 0.0 34.8 Master’s degree None
Social and community service managers 0.1 0.0 34.5 Bachelor’s degree None
Coaches and scouts 0.5 0.0 31.8 Bachelor’s degree None
Bicycle repairers 15.2 0.1 31.4 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate term
Paralegals and legal assistants 0.3 0.0 30.1 Associate’s degree None

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