Job Training for Wholesale Trade

OJT for Wholesale Trade (NAICS 42)

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

Wholesale Trade DescriptionThe Wholesale Trade sector includes the following industry groups:

  • Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods: NAICS 423
    • Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
    • Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers
    • Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers
    • Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
    • Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers
    • Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers
    • Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
    • Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
    • Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers
  • Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods: NAICS 424
    • Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers
    • Drugs and Druggists’ Sundries Merchant Wholesalers
    • Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers
    • Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers
    • Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers
    • Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers
    • Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers
    • Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers
    • Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers
  • Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers: NAICS 425
    • Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers

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

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 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
Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 1,020.8 17.0 6.5 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate term
Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 413.3 6.9 5.4 No formal educational credential Short term
Stock clerks and order fillers 222.5 3.7 1.5 No formal educational credential Short term
Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers 217.4 3.6 4.7 Postsecondary nondegree award Short term
Customer service representatives 204.6 3.4 -3.7 High school diploma or equivalent Short term
General and operations managers 199.5 3.3 4.1 11-1021 11-1021
Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products 193.8 3.2 1.9 Bachelor’s degree Moderate term
Office clerks, general 176.3 2.9 -5.7 High school diploma or equivalent Short term
Light truck or delivery services drivers 174.5 2.9 4.4 High school diploma or equivalent Short term
Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 160.7 2.7 -1.1 High school diploma or equivalent 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 Sector, Projected thru 2026

Occupation 2026 Projected Employment (in thousands) 2026 Projected Percent of Sector Percent Employment Change (2016-2026) Education Requirements OJT Requirements
Computer numerically controlled machine tool programmers, metal and plastic 0.5 0.0 26.7 High school diploma or equivalent Long term
Bartenders 0.1 0.0 22.6 No formal educational credential Short term
Refuse and recyclable material collectors 0.6 0.0 19.1 No formal educational credential Short term
Jewelers and precious stone and metal workers 4.4 0.1 18.7 High school diploma or equivalent Long term
Statisticians 0.4 0.0 17.9 Master’s degree None
Metal-refining furnace operators and tenders 0.3 0.0 17.7 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate term
Lawyers 3.1 0.1 16.4 Doctoral or professional degree None
Logging equipment operators 0.1 0.0 16.1 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate term
Market research analysts and marketing specialists 62.6 1.0 15.8 Bachelor’s degree None
Crane and tower operators 4.5 0.1 15.8 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate term

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