Paper Manufacturing

OJT for Paper Manufacturing: NAICS 322

The Paper Manufacturing subsector is part of the Manufacturing sector.

The Paper Manufacturing subsector includes the following industries:

  • Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills
  • Converted Paper Product 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
Paper goods machine setters, operators, and tenders 72.5 21.8 -9.6 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training
Helpers–production workers 17.2 5.2 -10.0 No formal educational credential Short-term on-the-job training
First-line supervisors of production and operating workers 12.8 3.9 -9.6 High school diploma or equivalent None
Cutting and slicing machine setters, operators, and tenders 12.7 3.8 -8.7 High school diploma or equivalent Short-term on-the-job training
Printing press operators 11.8 3.5 -6.6 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training
Industrial truck and tractor operators 11.6 3.5 -9.4 No formal educational credential Short-term on-the-job training
Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 11.2 3.4 -10.2 No formal educational credential Short-term on-the-job training
Industrial machinery mechanics 10.8 3.2 -4.8 High school diploma or equivalent Long-term on-the-job training
Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 8.9 2.7 -7.0 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training
Maintenance and repair workers, general 8.7 2.6 -12.2 High school diploma or equivalent Long-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
Operations research analysts 0.1 0.0 4.2 Bachelor’s degree None
Market research analysts and marketing specialists 0.4 0.1 0.4 Bachelor’s degree None
Financial managers 1.1 0.3 -0.4 Bachelor’s degree None
Software developers, applications 0.1 0.0 -3.1 Bachelor’s degree None
Maintenance workers, machinery 3.4 1.0 -4.0 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training
Industrial machinery mechanics 10.8 3.2 -4.8 High school diploma or equivalent Long-term on-the-job training
Extruding and forming machine setters, operators, and tenders, synthetic and glass fibers 0.2 0.0 -5.8 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training
Cutters and trimmers, hand 0.1 0.0 -5.8 No formal educational credential Short-term on-the-job training
Graphic designers 2.0 0.6 -6.1 Bachelor’s degree None
Commercial and industrial designers 0.6 0.2 -6.1 Bachelor’s degree None

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