Job Training for State and Local Government

OJT for State and Local Government (NAICS 92)

The following lists the main industries for the State and Local Government sector:

  • Local government passenger transit
  • Local government enterprises except passenger transit
  • Local government hospitals – compensation
  • Local government educational services – compensation
  • Local government excluding enterprises, educational services, and hospitals – compensation
  • State government enterprises
  • State government hospitals – compensation
  • State government educational services – compensation
  • State government, other compensation

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 for State Government, Projected for 2026

Occupation 2026 Projected Employment (in thousands) 2026 Projected Percent of Sector Percent Employment Change (2016-2026) Education Requirements OJT Requirements
Correctional officers and jailers 219.1 9.5 5.3 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate term
Office clerks, general 79.9 3.5 3.3 High school diploma or equivalent Short term
Child, family, and school social workers 68.7 3.0 5.6 Bachelor’s degree None
Police and sheriff’s patrol officers 66.2 2.9 -0.7 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate term
Eligibility interviewers, government programs 53.0 2.3 -0.9 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate term
Probation officers and correctional treatment specialists 51.3 2.2 5 Bachelor’s degree Short term
Management analysts 51.0 2.2 4.5 Bachelor’s degree None
Secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive 50.4 2.2 4.6 High school diploma or equivalent Short term
Business operations specialists, all other 48.8 2.1 2.3 Bachelor’s degree None
Accountants and auditors 46.0 2.0 5.6 Bachelor’s degree None

Largest Occupations for Local Government, Projected for 2026

Occupation 2026 Projected Employment (in thousands) 2026 Projected Percent of Sector Percent Employment Change (2016-2026) Education Requirements OJT Requirements
Police and sheriff’s patrol officers 621.3 10.3 7.4 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate term
Firefighters 316.4 5.3 7.4 Postsecondary nondegree award Long term
Office clerks, general 171.1 2.8 -3.4 High school diploma or equivalent Short term
Correctional officers and jailers 156.5 2.6 -5.7 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate term
Maintenance and repair workers, general 139.4 2.3 7.4 High school diploma or equivalent Long term
Recreation workers 116.2 1.9 -2.9 High school diploma or equivalent Short term
Secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive 113.4 1.9 -8.7 High school diploma or equivalent Short term
Highway maintenance workers 109.6 1.8 7.4 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate term
Court, municipal, and license clerks 105.1 1.7 7.4 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate term
Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 89.5 1.5 7.4 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 State Government, Projected thru 2026

Occupation 2026 Projected Employment (in thousands) 2026 Projected Percent of Sector Percent Employment Change (2016-2026) Education Requirements OJT Requirements
Statisticians 3.5 0.2 24.5 Master’s degree None
Forest fire inspectors and prevention specialists 1.3 0.1 24.5 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate term
Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists 4.7 0.2 19.3 High school diploma or equivalent Long term
Operations research analysts 3.9 0.2 19.3 Bachelor’s degree None
Software developers, applications 10.1 0.4 14.1 Bachelor’s degree None
Forensic science technicians 5.2 0.2 14.1 Bachelor’s degree Moderate term
Market research analysts and marketing specialists 2.1 0.1 14.1 Bachelor’s degree None
Urban and regional planners 4.2 0.2 9.0 Master’s degree None
Audio and video equipment technicians 0.5 0.0 4.1 Postsecondary nondegree award Short term
Criminal justice and law enforcement teachers, postsecondary 0.1 0.0 4.1 Doctoral or professional degree None

Highest Growth Occupations in Local Government, Projected thru 2026

Occupation 2026 Projected Employment (in thousands) 2026 Projected Percent of Sector Percent Employment Change (2016-2026) Education Requirements OJT Requirements
Cartographers and photogrammetrists 5.3 0.1 28.8 Bachelor’s degree None
Rail car repairers 2.8 0.0 28.8 High school diploma or equivalent Long term
Statisticians 0.9 0.0 28.8 Master’s degree None
Forest fire inspectors and prevention specialists 0.8 0.0 28.8 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate term
Operations research analysts 3.0 0.1 23.5 Bachelor’s degree None
Forensic science technicians 10.5 0.2 18.1 Bachelor’s degree Moderate term
Software developers, applications 9.9 0.2 18.1 Bachelor’s degree None
Market research analysts and marketing specialists 4.3 0.1 18.1 Bachelor’s degree None
Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists 28.9 0.5 14.9 High school diploma or equivalent Long term
Urban and regional planners 27.7 0.5 12.7 Master’s degree None

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