Retail Trade

OJT for Retail Trade (NAICS 44-45)

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

The Retail Trade 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
Retail salespersons 4469 27.7 6.7 No formal educational credential Short-term on-the-job training
Cashiers 2833.8 17.6 2 No formal educational credential Short-term on-the-job training
Stock clerks and order fillers 1356.6 8.4 5.3 No formal educational credential Short-term on-the-job training
First-line supervisors of retail sales workers 1138 7.1 5.3 High school diploma or equivalent None
Customer service representatives 346.8 2.2 11 High school diploma or equivalent Short-term on-the-job training
Automotive service technicians and mechanics 336.6 2.1 5.3 Postsecondary nondegree award Short-term on-the-job training
Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 320.8 2 2.6 No formal educational credential Short-term on-the-job training
Pharmacy technicians 292.2 1.8 9.3 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training
General and operations managers 253.8 1.6 6.3 11-1021 11-1021
Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 229.7 1.4 9.4 No formal educational credential Short-term on-the-job training

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
Statisticians 0.1 0 82.4 Master’s degree None
Operations research analysts 2 0 77.9 Bachelor’s degree None
Web developers 8.9 0.1 53.1 Associate’s degree None
Producers and directors 0.6 0 46.7 Bachelor’s degree None
Proofreaders and copy markers 0.1 0 45.9 Bachelor’s degree None
Film and video editors 0.1 0 45 Bachelor’s degree None
Media and communication workers, all other 0.5 0 42.5 High school diploma or equivalent Short-term on-the-job training
Editors 1.2 0 42.3 Bachelor’s degree None
Fabric and apparel patternmakers 0.2 0 41.6 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training
Chefs and head cooks 4.3 0 41.1 High school diploma or equivalent None

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