Utilities

OJT for Utilities (NAICS 22)

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

 The Utilities sector includes the following industry groups:

  • Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution: NAICS 2211
    • Electric Power Generation
    • Electric Power Transmission, Control, and Distribution
  • Natural Gas Distribution: NAICS 2212
    • Natural Gas Distribution
  • Water, Sewage and Other Systems: NAICS 2213
    • Water Supply and Irrigation Systems
    • Sewage Treatment Facilities
    • Steam and Air-Conditioning Supply

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
Electrical power-line installers and repairers 53.1 10.5 -10.4 High school diploma or equivalent Long-term on-the-job training
Power plant operators 27.3 5.4 -10.2 High school diploma or equivalent Long-term on-the-job training
Customer service representatives 26.9 5.3 -9 High school diploma or equivalent Short-term on-the-job training
Electrical engineers 16.9 3.4 -10.4 Bachelor’s degree None
Water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators 15.4 3.1 14.2 High school diploma or equivalent Long-term on-the-job training
Control and valve installers and repairers, except mechanical door 15.3 3 -9.2 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training
First-line supervisors of mechanics, installers, and repairers 14.2 2.8 -9.7 High school diploma or equivalent None
Electrical and electronics repairers, powerhouse, substation, and relay 13.2 2.6 -10.4 Postsecondary nondegree award Long-term on-the-job training
First-line supervisors of production and operating workers 12.7 2.5 -6.8 High school diploma or equivalent None
General and operations managers 11.1 2.2 -6.7 11-1021 11-1021

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
Wind turbine service technicians 2 0.4 88 Some college, no degree Long-term on-the-job training
Septic tank servicers and sewer pipe cleaners 0.2 0 15.2 No formal educational credential Moderate-term on-the-job training
Water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators 15.4 3.1 14.2 High school diploma or equivalent Long-term on-the-job training
Conservation scientists 0.1 0 12.8 Bachelor’s degree None
Statisticians 0.1 0 11.9 Master’s degree None
Hydrologists 0.1 0 11.6 Bachelor’s degree None
Industrial machinery mechanics 10.6 2.1 9.8 High school diploma or equivalent Long-term on-the-job training
Cartographers and photogrammetrists 0.3 0.1 8.1 Bachelor’s degree None
Operations research analysts 0.8 0.2 7.5 Bachelor’s degree None
Farmworkers and laborers, crop, nursery, and greenhouse 0.1 0 3.7 No formal educational credential Short-term on-the-job training

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