Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing

OJT for Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing: NAICS 312

The Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing subsector is part of the Manufacturing sector.

The Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing subsector includes the following industries:

  • Beverage Manufacturing
  • Tobacco Manufacturing

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
Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders 30.5 12.0 3.3 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training
Separating, filtering, clarifying, precipitating, and still machine setters, operators, and tenders 16.3 6.4 2.7 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training
Retail salespersons 11.2 4.4 6.1 No formal educational credential Short-term on-the-job training
Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 11.0 4.3 4.6 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training
Industrial truck and tractor operators 9.0 3.6 3.8 No formal educational credential Short-term on-the-job training
Demonstrators and product promoters 8.3 3.3 6.1 High school diploma or equivalent Short-term on-the-job training
Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 8.3 3.3 2.6 No formal educational credential Short-term on-the-job training
Waiters and waitresses 7.5 2.9 6.1 No formal educational credential Short-term on-the-job training
Industrial machinery mechanics 7.0 2.8 11.7 High school diploma or equivalent Long-term on-the-job training
Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers 6.7 2.6 5.8 Postsecondary nondegree award Short-term on-the-job training

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
Market research analysts and marketing specialists 1.8 0.7 15.6 Bachelor’s degree None
Financial managers 0.7 0.3 13.8 Bachelor’s degree None
Maintenance workers, machinery 2.1 0.8 12.2 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training
Industrial machinery mechanics 7.0 2.8 11.7 High school diploma or equivalent Long-term on-the-job training
Retail salespersons 11.2 4.4 6.1 No formal educational credential Short-term on-the-job training
Demonstrators and product promoters 8.3 3.3 6.1 High school diploma or equivalent Short-term on-the-job training
Waiters and waitresses 7.5 2.9 6.1 No formal educational credential Short-term on-the-job training
Driver/sales workers 6.4 2.5 6.1 High school diploma or equivalent Short-term on-the-job training
Merchandise displayers and window trimmers 5.2 2.0 6.1 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training
Bartenders 5.0 2.0 6.1 No formal educational credential Short-term on-the-job training

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