Air Transportation

OJT for Air Transportation: NAICS 481

The Air Transportation subsector is part of the Transportation and Warehousing sector.

Air Transportation subsector includes the following industries:

  • Scheduled Air Transportation
  • Nonscheduled Air Transportation

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
Flight attendants 126.4 25.8 10.2 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training
Reservation and transportation ticket agents and travel clerks 86.6 17.7 3.4 High school diploma or equivalent Short-term on-the-job training
Airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers 77.7 15.9 3.3 Bachelor’s degree Moderate-term on-the-job training
Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 33.9 6.9 3.4 No formal educational credential Short-term on-the-job training
Aircraft mechanics and service technicians 33.0 6.7 -7.4 Postsecondary nondegree award None
Transportation workers, all other 14.7 3.0 3.0 High school diploma or equivalent Short-term on-the-job training
Commercial pilots 13.0 2.6 -8.9 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training
Cargo and freight agents 11.9 2.4 2.9 High school diploma or equivalent Short-term on-the-job training
Customer service representatives 10.3 2.1 2.8 High school diploma or equivalent Short-term on-the-job training
First-line supervisors of office and administrative support workers 9.5 1.9 -3.0 High school diploma or equivalent None

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
Lawyers 0.1 0.0 14.3 Doctoral or professional degree None
Financial managers 0.8 0.2 11.2 Bachelor’s degree None
Market research analysts and marketing specialists 0.6 0.1 10.9 Bachelor’s degree None
Software developers, applications 0.2 0.0 10.5 Bachelor’s degree None
Flight attendants 126.4 25.8 10.2 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training
Industrial truck and tractor operators 0.9 0.2 3.5 No formal educational credential Short-term on-the-job training
Software developers, systems software 0.4 0.1 3.5 Bachelor’s degree None
Automotive service technicians and mechanics 0.3 0.1 3.5 Postsecondary nondegree award Short-term on-the-job training
Financial specialists, all other 0.2 0.0 3.5 Bachelor’s degree Moderate-term on-the-job training
Cooks, institution and cafeteria 0.1 0.0 3.5 No formal educational credential Short-term on-the-job training

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