Elementary and Secondary Schools

OJT for Elementary and Secondary Schools: NAICS 6111

The Elementary and Secondary Schools subsector is part of the Educational Services sector.

This subsector comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing academic courses that comprise a basic preparatory education, that is, Kindergarten to Grade 12.

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
Elementary school teachers, except special education 1,486.2 16.7 7.4 Bachelor’s degree Internship/residency
Teacher assistants 1,094.0 12.3 7.2 Some college, no degree None
Secondary school teachers, except special and career/technical education 1,069.7 12.0 7.5 Bachelor’s degree Internship/residency
Middle school teachers, except special and career/technical education 671.3 7.5 7.5 Bachelor’s degree Internship/residency
Teachers and instructors, all other 662.4 7.4 7.0 Bachelor’s degree Internship/residency
Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 341.7 3.8 6.9 No formal educational credential Short-term on-the-job training
Education administrators, elementary and secondary school 258.8 2.9 7.7 Master’s degree None
Secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive 217.8 2.4 -8.7 High school diploma or equivalent Short-term on-the-job training
Bus drivers, school or special client 204.0 2.3 -3.8 High school diploma or equivalent Short-term on-the-job training
Special education teachers, kindergarten and elementary school 195.5 2.2 6.9 Bachelor’s degree Internship/residency

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
Statisticians 0.2 0.0 28.0 Master’s degree None
Market research analysts and marketing specialists 1.7 0.0 24.0 Bachelor’s degree None
Athletic trainers 3.5 0.0 23.2 Bachelor’s degree None
Operations research analysts 0.5 0.0 23.2 Bachelor’s degree None
Lawyers 0.8 0.0 21.7 Doctoral or professional degree None
Financial managers 8.9 0.1 19.8 Bachelor’s degree None
Paralegals and legal assistants 0.1 0.0 19.7 Associate’s degree None
Software developers, applications 2.9 0.0 17.5 Bachelor’s degree None
Directors, religious activities and education 2.5 0.0 15.7 Bachelor’s degree None
Clergy 2.2 0.0 14.1 Bachelor’s degree Moderate-term on-the-job training

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