Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores

OJT for Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores: NAICS 442

The Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores subsector is part of the Retail Trade sector.

The Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores subsector includes the following industries:

  • Furniture Stores
  • Home Furnishings 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 207.8 44.3 1.2 No formal educational credential Short-term on-the-job training
First-line supervisors of retail sales workers 32.0 6.8 1.5 High school diploma or equivalent None
Cashiers 27.3 5.8 -3.1 No formal educational credential Short-term on-the-job training
Stock clerks and order fillers 24.6 5.2 2.6 No formal educational credential Short-term on-the-job training
Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 24.5 5.2 -4.0 No formal educational credential Short-term on-the-job training
Light truck or delivery services drivers 17.9 3.8 -7.5 High school diploma or equivalent Short-term on-the-job training
Office clerks, general 12.4 2.6 -11.8 High school diploma or equivalent Short-term on-the-job training
General and operations managers 11.3 2.4 -0.1 Unknown Unknown
Customer service representatives 10.3 2.2 -2.2 High school diploma or equivalent Short-term on-the-job training
Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 8.2 1.7 -8.8 Some college, no degree 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
Floor layers, except carpet, wood, and hard tiles 1.4 0.3 9.0 No formal educational credential Moderate-term on-the-job training
Self-enrichment education teachers 0.1 0.0 9.0 High school diploma or equivalent None
Helpers–brickmasons, blockmasons, stonemasons, and tile and marble setters 0.1 0.0 9.0 No formal educational credential Short-term on-the-job training
Helpers–carpenters 0.1 0.0 9.0 No formal educational credential Short-term on-the-job training
Molders, shapers, and casters, except metal and plastic 0.1 0.0 9.0 High school diploma or equivalent Long-term on-the-job training
Carpet Installers 7.9 1.7 8.9 No formal educational credential Short-term on-the-job training
Tile and marble setters 1.2 0.3 8.8 No formal educational credential Long-term on-the-job training
Private detectives and investigators 0.1 0.0 8.6 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training
Craft artists 0.2 0.0 8.5 No formal educational credential Long-term on-the-job training
Chefs and head cooks 0.1 0.0 8.5 High school diploma or equivalent None

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