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Forestry and Logging

Forestry and Logging

NAICS 113 OJT

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OJT for Forestry and Logging: NAICS 113

The Forestry and Logging subsector is part of the Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting sector.

The Forestry and Logging subsector includes the following industries:

  • Timber Tract Operations
  • Forest Nurseries and Gathering of Forest Products
  • Logging

Timber Tracks IndustrySubsector Context

The following chart breaks down the parent sector into its subsectors. It shows the percentage of people that these subsectors employ, relative to the entire sector, and the projected growth of these subsectors through 2026.

Largest Occupations

The following table shows the top 10 projected occupations, in size, for this subsector 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 Subsector, Projected for 2026

Occupation 2026 Projected Employment (in thousands) 2026 Projected Percent of Subsector Percent Employment Change (2016-2026) Education Requirements OJT Requirements
Logging equipment operators 18.7 32.6 -17.7 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training
Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers 7.0 12.3 -22.0 Postsecondary nondegree award Short-term on-the-job training
First-line supervisors of farming, fishing, and forestry workers 5.4 9.4 -3.2 High school diploma or equivalent None
Fallers 2.9 5.0 -25.4 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training
Forest and conservation workers 2.7 4.7 -1.4 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training
Maintenance and repair workers, general 2.3 4.1 8.1 High school diploma or equivalent Long-term on-the-job training
Logging workers, all other 2.0 3.5 -21.7 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training
Secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive 1.8 3.1 -23.7 High school diploma or equivalent Short-term on-the-job training
Foresters 1.6 2.8 0.8 Bachelor’s degree None
Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 1.3 2.3 -16.1 Some college, no degree Moderate-term on-the-job training

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Growth Occupations

The following table shows the top 10 projected occupations, in growth, for this subsector 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 Subsector, Projected thru 2026

Occupation 2026 Projected Employment (in thousands) 2026 Projected Percent of Subsector Percent Employment Change (2016-2026) Education Requirements OJT Requirements
Maintenance and repair workers, general 2.3 4.1 8.1 High school diploma or equivalent Long-term on-the-job training
Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 0.5 0.9 5.6 No formal educational credential Short-term on-the-job training
Farmworkers and laborers, crop, nursery, and greenhouse 0.4 0.8 2.1 No formal educational credential Short-term on-the-job training
Foresters 1.6 2.8 0.8 Bachelor’s degree None
Forest and conservation workers 2.7 4.7 -1.4 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training
First-line supervisors of farming, fishing, and forestry workers 5.4 9.4 -3.2 High school diploma or equivalent None
Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 0.9 1.6 -11.2 No formal educational credential Short-term on-the-job training
General and operations managers 0.7 1.2 -14.7 Unknown Unknown
Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 1.3 2.3 -16.1 Some college, no degree Moderate-term on-the-job training
Logging equipment operators 18.7 32.6 -17.7 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training

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