Sporting Goods, Hobby, Book, and Music Stores

OJT for Sporting Goods, Hobby, Book, and Music Stores: NAICS 451

The Sporting Goods, Hobby, Book, and Music Stores subsector is part of the Retail Trade sector.

The Sporting Goods, Hobby, Book, and Music Stores subsector includes the following industries:

  • Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores
  • Book Stores and News Dealers

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 399.5 57.6 12.9 No formal educational credential Short-term on-the-job training
First-line supervisors of retail sales workers 56.2 8.1 12.0 High school diploma or equivalent None
Cashiers 52.2 7.5 2.3 No formal educational credential Short-term on-the-job training
Stock clerks and order fillers 25.9 3.7 13.1 No formal educational credential Short-term on-the-job training
General and operations managers 14.9 2.2 11.5 Unknown Unknown
Bicycle repairers 14.7 2.1 31.8 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training
Customer service representatives 11.4 1.6 19.9 High school diploma or equivalent Short-term on-the-job training
Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 9.4 1.4 9.0 High school diploma or equivalent Short-term on-the-job training
Self-enrichment education teachers 7.7 1.1 6.0 High school diploma or equivalent None
Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 7.5 1.1 4.7 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
Bicycle repairers 14.7 2.1 31.8 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training
Amusement and recreation attendants 1.3 0.2 31.8 No formal educational credential Short-term on-the-job training
Coaches and scouts 0.5 0.1 31.8 Bachelor’s degree None
Motorboat mechanics and service technicians 0.3 0.0 31.8 High school diploma or equivalent Long-term on-the-job training
Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers, all other 0.3 0.0 31.8 High school diploma or equivalent Short-term on-the-job training
Etchers and engravers 0.3 0.0 31.8 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training
Shoe and leather workers and repairers 0.2 0.0 31.8 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training
Cleaners of vehicles and equipment 0.2 0.0 31.8 No formal educational credential Short-term on-the-job training
Riggers 0.1 0.0 31.8 High school diploma or equivalent Short-term on-the-job training
Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 0.7 0.1 31.5 No formal educational credential Short-term on-the-job training

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