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:

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
Electrical power-line installers and repairers 59.7 10.7 2.6 High school diploma or equivalent Long term
Customer service representatives 28.2 5.0 -5.3 High school diploma or equivalent Short term
Power plant operators 26.3 4.7 1.4 High school diploma or equivalent Long term
Electrical engineers 20.7 3.7 3.9 Bachelor’s degree None
Control and valve installers and repairers, except mechanical door 18.1 3.2 -2.3 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate term
First-line supervisors of mechanics, installers, and repairers 18.0 3.2 2.5 High school diploma or equivalent None
Electrical and electronics repairers, powerhouse, substation, and relay 16.0 2.9 2.0 Postsecondary nondegree award Long term
Water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators 14.7 2.6 2.8 High school diploma or equivalent Long term
General and operations managers 13.6 2.4 7.6 11-1021 11-1021
First-line supervisors of production and operating workers 13.4 2.4 2.7 High school diploma or equivalent None

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
Solar photovoltaic installers 0.3 0.1 151.8 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate term
Wind turbine service technicians 4.0 0.7 114.4 Some college, no degree Long term
Sales and related workers, all other 0.2 0.0 46.8 High school diploma or equivalent None
Occupational health and safety technicians 0.4 0.1 31.2 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate term
Conservation scientists 0.1 0.0 27.1 Bachelor’s degree None
Lawyers 1.6 0.3 25.6 Doctoral or professional degree None
Operations research analysts 1.1 0.2 23.9 Bachelor’s degree None
Paralegals and legal assistants 0.3 0.1 19.9 Associate’s degree None
Conveyor operators and tenders 0.1 0.0 16.9 No formal educational credential Short term
Natural sciences managers 0.2 0.0 16.2 Bachelor’s degree None

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