Transportation and Warehousing

OJT for Transportation and Warehousing (NAICS 48-49)

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

The Transportation and Warehousing 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 2026.

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.

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
Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers 1,056.6 19.7 5.6 Postsecondary nondegree award Short term
Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 806.3 15.1 11.4 No formal educational credential Short term
Light truck or delivery services drivers 297.9 5.6 12.0 High school diploma or equivalent Short term
Bus drivers, school or special client 212.8 4.0 11.4 High school diploma or equivalent Short term
Industrial truck and tractor operators 178.6 3.3 11.5 No formal educational credential Short term
Flight attendants 127.2 2.4 10.2 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate term
Reservation and transportation ticket agents and travel clerks 109.3 2.0 4.7 High school diploma or equivalent Short term
Packers and packagers, hand 100.2 1.9 20.0 No formal educational credential Short term
Stock clerks and order fillers 94.6 1.8 12.1 No formal educational credential Short term
Cargo and freight agents 88.9 1.7 9.8 High school diploma or equivalent Short term

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
Ambulance drivers and attendants, except emergency medical technicians 3.3 0.1 34.6 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate term
Emergency medical technicians and paramedics 1.3 0.0 33.3 Postsecondary nondegree award None
Operations research analysts 1.0 0.0 29.5 Bachelor’s degree None
Pharmacists 0.3 0.0 26.0 Doctoral or professional degree None
Paper goods machine setters, operators, and tenders 0.3 0.0 26.0 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate term
Electronic home entertainment equipment installers and repairers 0.1 0.0 26.0 Postsecondary nondegree award Short term
Machine feeders and offbearers 20.8 0.4 25.9 No formal educational credential Short term
Art directors 0.1 0.0 25.9 Bachelor’s degree None
Artists and related workers, all other 0.1 0.0 25.9 No formal educational credential Long term
Cooling and freezing equipment operators and tenders 0.2 0.0 25.1 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate term

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