Pipeline Transportation

OJT for Pipeline Transportation: NAICS 486

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

Pipeline Transportation subsector includes the following industries:

  • Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil
  • Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas
  • Other Pipeline 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
Petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and gaugers 6.5 13.2 2.7 High school diploma or equivalent Long-term on-the-job training
Gas plant operators 5.4 11.0 -0.6 High school diploma or equivalent Long-term on-the-job training
Industrial machinery mechanics 3.9 7.9 0.7 High school diploma or equivalent Long-term on-the-job training
Petroleum engineers 2.1 4.2 1.9 Bachelor’s degree None
Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers 2.0 4.1 1.6 Postsecondary nondegree award Short-term on-the-job training
Gas compressor and gas pumping station operators 1.8 3.6 -0.8 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training
Control and valve installers and repairers, except mechanical door 1.7 3.4 -0.3 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training
First-line supervisors of production and operating workers 1.6 3.2 1.1 High school diploma or equivalent None
Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 1.5 3.0 0.0 High school diploma or equivalent Apprenticeship
General and operations managers 1.3 2.6 1.1 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
Lawyers 0.2 0.3 13.7 Doctoral or professional degree None
Financial managers 0.2 0.5 10.5 Bachelor’s degree None
Software developers, applications 0.1 0.3 9.1 Bachelor’s degree None
Engineering technicians, except drafters, all other 0.2 0.5 3.3 Associate’s degree None
Environmental scientists and specialists, including health 0.5 1.1 3.1 Bachelor’s degree None
Industrial engineers 0.7 1.4 3.0 Bachelor’s degree None
Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists 0.1 0.2 3.0 High school diploma or equivalent Long-term on-the-job training
Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 0.1 0.1 2.9 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training
Petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and gaugers 6.5 13.2 2.7 High school diploma or equivalent Long-term on-the-job training
Production, planning, and expediting clerks 0.3 0.5 2.5 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training

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