Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities

OJT for Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities: NAICS 523

The Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities subsector is part of the Finance and Insurance sector.

The Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities subsector include the following industries:

  • Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage
  • Securities and Commodity Exchanges
  • Other Financial Investment Activities

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
Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents 171.8 16.9 5.6 Bachelor’s degree Moderate-term on-the-job training
Personal financial advisors 165.5 16.3 18.7 Bachelor’s degree Long-term on-the-job training
Financial analysts 82.7 8.1 15.5 Bachelor’s degree None
Brokerage clerks 47.8 4.7 4.8 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training
Financial managers 40.6 4.0 25.5 Bachelor’s degree None
Accountants and auditors 39.5 3.9 18.9 Bachelor’s degree None
Office clerks, general 38.4 3.8 1.4 High school diploma or equivalent Short-term on-the-job training
Secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive 36.8 3.6 1.2 High school diploma or equivalent Short-term on-the-job training
Customer service representatives 33.7 3.3 3.5 High school diploma or equivalent Short-term on-the-job training
Executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants 28.1 2.8 -15.5 High school diploma or equivalent 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
Statisticians 0.5 0.1 44.5 Master’s degree None
Actuaries 0.4 0.0 35.6 Bachelor’s degree Long-term on-the-job training
Lawyers 7.0 0.7 32.6 Doctoral or professional degree None
Paralegals and legal assistants 1.9 0.2 31.2 Associate’s degree None
Operations research analysts 7.0 0.7 30.8 Bachelor’s degree None
Market research analysts and marketing specialists 16.7 1.6 29.2 Bachelor’s degree None
Title examiners, abstractors, and searchers 0.9 0.1 25.8 High school diploma or equivalent Short-term on-the-job training
Personal care aides 0.6 0.1 25.8 No formal educational credential Short-term on-the-job training
Petroleum engineers 0.1 0.0 25.8 Bachelor’s degree None
Geoscientists, except hydrologists and geographers 0.1 0.0 25.8 Bachelor’s degree None

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