Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools

OJT for Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools: NAICS 6113

The Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools subsector is part of the Educational Services sector.

This subsector comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing academic courses and granting degrees at the bachelor or graduate levels. The requirement for admission is at least a high school diploma or equivalent general academic training for baccalaureate programs, and often a baccalaureate degree for professional or graduate programs.

Subsector 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
Health specialties teachers, postsecondary 245.9 5.8 27.0 Doctoral or professional degree None
Postsecondary teachers, all other 194.6 4.6 10.4 Doctoral or professional degree None
Graduate teaching assistants 176.3 4.1 7.7 Bachelor’s degree None
Office clerks, general 170.1 4.0 -1.5 High school diploma or equivalent Short-term on-the-job training
Education administrators, postsecondary 159.7 3.7 11.6 Master’s degree None
Secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive 154.5 3.6 -5.9 High school diploma or equivalent Short-term on-the-job training
Art, drama, and music teachers, postsecondary 106.2 2.5 11.8 Master’s degree None
Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 101.3 2.4 10.1 No formal educational credential Short-term on-the-job training
Business teachers, postsecondary 99.7 2.3 22.3 Doctoral or professional degree None
Educational, guidance, school, and vocational counselors 91.5 2.1 22.1 Master’s degree None

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
Athletic trainers 9.0 0.2 33.9 Bachelor’s degree None
Statisticians 3.9 0.1 33.6 Master’s degree None
Mathematicians 0.6 0.0 29.8 Master’s degree None
Nursing instructors and teachers, postsecondary 51.5 1.2 28.2 Master’s degree None
Health specialties teachers, postsecondary 245.9 5.8 27.0 Doctoral or professional degree None
Paralegals and legal assistants 1.5 0.0 25.9 Associate’s degree None
Lawyers 4.1 0.1 25.3 Doctoral or professional degree None
Operations research analysts 4.4 0.1 24.7 Bachelor’s degree None
Financial managers 16.7 0.4 23.2 Bachelor’s degree None
Market research analysts and marketing specialists 11.0 0.3 23.0 Bachelor’s degree None

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