Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing

OJT for Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing: NAICS 324

The Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing subsector is part of the Manufacturing sector.

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
Petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and gaugers 20.1 18.6 -2.4 High school diploma or equivalent Long-term on-the-job training
First-line supervisors of production and operating workers 6.5 6.0 -2.4 High school diploma or equivalent None
Industrial machinery mechanics 4.8 4.4 7.3 High school diploma or equivalent Long-term on-the-job training
Mixing and blending machine setters, operators, and tenders 4.6 4.2 -2.4 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training
Petroleum engineers 3.3 3.0 -2.4 Bachelor’s degree None
Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers 2.2 2.0 -2.4 Postsecondary nondegree award Short-term on-the-job training
Chemical engineers 2.0 1.8 -2.4 Bachelor’s degree None
Maintenance and repair workers, general 2.0 1.8 -2.4 High school diploma or equivalent Long-term on-the-job training
Chemical technicians 1.9 1.8 -2.4 Associate’s degree Moderate-term on-the-job training
General and operations managers 1.8 1.7 -2.4 Unknown Unknown

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
Industrial machinery mechanics 4.8 4.4 7.3 High school diploma or equivalent Long-term on-the-job training
Maintenance workers, machinery 1.0 0.9 7.3 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training
Financial managers 0.3 0.3 7.3 Bachelor’s degree None
Market research analysts and marketing specialists 0.2 0.2 7.3 Bachelor’s degree None
Software developers, applications 0.1 0.1 7.3 Bachelor’s degree None
Petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and gaugers 20.1 18.6 -2.4 High school diploma or equivalent Long-term on-the-job training
First-line supervisors of production and operating workers 6.5 6.0 -2.4 High school diploma or equivalent None
Mixing and blending machine setters, operators, and tenders 4.6 4.2 -2.4 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training
Petroleum engineers 3.3 3.0 -2.4 Bachelor’s degree None
Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers 2.2 2.0 -2.4 Postsecondary nondegree award Short-term on-the-job training

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