Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers

OJT for Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers: NAICS 444

The Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers subsector is part of the Retail Trade sector.

The Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers subsector includes the following industries:

  • Building Material and Supplies Dealers
  • Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores

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
Retail salespersons 487.9 36.5 6.6 No formal educational credential Short-term on-the-job training
Cashiers 116.3 8.7 -1.7 No formal educational credential Short-term on-the-job training
First-line supervisors of retail sales workers 113.9 8.5 6.0 High school diploma or equivalent None
Stock clerks and order fillers 94.4 7.1 5.3 No formal educational credential Short-term on-the-job training
Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 71.5 5.3 7.5 No formal educational credential Short-term on-the-job training
Customer service representatives 67.3 5.0 4.9 High school diploma or equivalent Short-term on-the-job training
Light truck or delivery services drivers 36.9 2.8 7.0 High school diploma or equivalent Short-term on-the-job training
General and operations managers 29.3 2.2 7.6 Unknown Unknown
Office clerks, general 21.6 1.6 -3.2 High school diploma or equivalent Short-term on-the-job training
Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 20.2 1.5 6.1 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-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
Agricultural equipment operators 0.7 0.0 22.5 No formal educational credential Short-term on-the-job training
Landscape architects 0.5 0.0 22.5 Bachelor’s degree Internship/residency
Pesticide handlers, sprayers, and applicators, vegetation 0.2 0.0 22.5 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training
Farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers 0.1 0.0 22.5 High school diploma or equivalent None
Excavating and loading machine and dragline operators 0.1 0.0 22.5 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training
First-line supervisors of landscaping, lawn service, and groundskeeping workers 0.9 0.1 22.4 High school diploma or equivalent None
First-line supervisors of farming, fishing, and forestry workers 0.7 0.1 22.4 High school diploma or equivalent None
Floral designers 1.5 0.1 22.2 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training
Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 9.3 0.7 21.7 No formal educational credential Short-term on-the-job training
Farm equipment mechanics and service technicians 2.4 0.2 21.3 High school diploma or equivalent Long-term on-the-job training

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