Health and Personal Care Stores

OJT for Health and Personal Care Stores: NAICS 446

The Health and Personal Care Stores subsector is part of the Retail Trade 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
Pharmacy technicians 240.3 21.1 14.9 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training
Cashiers 210.5 18.5 2.4 No formal educational credential Short-term on-the-job training
Retail salespersons 195.6 17.2 12.1 No formal educational credential Short-term on-the-job training
Pharmacists 141.1 12.4 4.0 Doctoral or professional degree None
First-line supervisors of retail sales workers 61.1 5.4 11.6 High school diploma or equivalent None
Opticians, dispensing 26.1 2.3 12.6 High school diploma or equivalent Long-term on-the-job training
General and operations managers 24.7 2.2 11.2 Unknown Unknown
Light truck or delivery services drivers 22.8 2.0 10.9 High school diploma or equivalent Short-term on-the-job training
Pharmacy Aides 22.0 1.9 -11.6 High school diploma or equivalent Short-term on-the-job training
Stock clerks and order fillers 20.2 1.8 11.2 No formal educational credential 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
Orthotists and prosthetists 1.7 0.1 28.9 Master’s degree Internship/residency
Market research analysts and marketing specialists 1.6 0.1 22.8 Bachelor’s degree None
Financial managers 0.5 0.0 22.6 Bachelor’s degree None
Medical appliance technicians 1.5 0.1 22.4 High school diploma or equivalent Long-term on-the-job training
Ophthalmic laboratory technicians 9.9 0.9 18.2 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training
Pharmacy technicians 240.3 21.1 14.9 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training
Medical secretaries 0.8 0.1 14.7 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training
Opticians, dispensing 26.1 2.3 12.6 High school diploma or equivalent Long-term on-the-job training
Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists 9.4 0.8 12.6 Postsecondary nondegree award None
Optometrists 6.1 0.5 12.6 Doctoral or professional degree None

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