Couriers and Messengers

OJT for Couriers and Messengers: NAICS 492

The Couriers and Messengers subsector is part of the Transportation and Warehousing sector.

The Couriers and Messengers subsector includes the following industries:

  • Couriers and Express Delivery Services
  • Local Messengers and Local Delivery

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
Light truck or delivery services drivers 219.9 32.5 12.4 High school diploma or equivalent Short-term on-the-job training
Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers 33.4 4.9 3.2 Postsecondary nondegree award Short-term on-the-job training
Couriers and messengers 20.5 3.0 9.1 High school diploma or equivalent Short-term on-the-job training
First-line supervisors of transportation and material-moving machine and vehicle operators 13.6 2.0 3.4 High school diploma or equivalent None
Customer service representatives 8.8 1.3 3.8 High school diploma or equivalent Short-term on-the-job training
Cargo and freight agents 7.6 1.1 1.7 High school diploma or equivalent Short-term on-the-job training
Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance 7.0 1.0 1.4 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training
Office clerks, general 6.1 0.9 -3.5 High school diploma or equivalent Short-term on-the-job training
Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists 4.7 0.7 1.9 High school diploma or equivalent Long-term on-the-job training
General and operations managers 4.2 0.6 7.9 Unknown Unknown

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
Financial managers 0.2 0.0 14.8 Bachelor’s degree None
Light truck or delivery services drivers 219.9 32.5 12.4 High school diploma or equivalent Short-term on-the-job training
Stock clerks and order fillers 1.4 0.2 12.3 No formal educational credential Short-term on-the-job training
Market research analysts and marketing specialists 0.5 0.1 12.0 Bachelor’s degree None
Software developers, applications 0.2 0.0 11.8 Bachelor’s degree None
Driver/sales workers 3.1 0.5 11.7 High school diploma or equivalent Short-term on-the-job training
Couriers and messengers 20.5 3.0 9.1 High school diploma or equivalent Short-term on-the-job training
General and operations managers 4.2 0.6 7.9 Unknown Unknown
Counter and rental clerks 0.8 0.1 6.1 No formal educational credential Short-term on-the-job training
Billing and posting clerks 0.3 0.0 6.1 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training

At OJT.com, we connect you with the best on-the-job training programs and on-the-job training providers. Whether you are looking for job training manuals, job training videos, on the job training programs, or any other sort of job training programs, OJT.com can help you.

Drop OJT.com a line today and let us help you with your job training needs!

Call 866.465.8266 to speak with someone on our project evaluation team.

Companies Large and Small Trust OJT.com For On-the-Job Training

We get the workforce of the future prepared for success while assisting in securing On-the-Job Training partnerships.