Support Activities for Transportation

OJT for Support Activities for Transportation: NAICS 488

The Support Activities for Transportation subsector is part of the Transportation and Warehousing sector.

The Support Activities for Transportation subsector includes the following industries:

  • Support Activities for Air Transportation
  • Support Activities for Rail Transportation
  • Support Activities for Water Transportation
  • Support Activities for Road Transportation
  • Freight Transportation Arrangement
  • Other Support Activities for 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
Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 76.1 10.5 9.0 No formal educational credential Short-term on-the-job training
Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers 65.0 9.0 16.7 Postsecondary nondegree award Short-term on-the-job training
Cargo and freight agents 60.0 8.3 12.9 High school diploma or equivalent Short-term on-the-job training
Aircraft mechanics and service technicians 46.9 6.5 16.7 Postsecondary nondegree award None
Customer service representatives 19.5 2.7 4.7 High school diploma or equivalent Short-term on-the-job training
Office clerks, general 18.7 2.6 1.1 High school diploma or equivalent Short-term on-the-job training
General and operations managers 18.0 2.5 12.0 Unknown Unknown
Sales representatives, services, all other 17.9 2.5 12.4 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training
Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance 17.9 2.5 9.1 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training
First-line supervisors of office and administrative support workers 16.3 2.2 8.2 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
Operations research analysts 0.2 0.0 31.6 Bachelor’s degree None
Paralegals and legal assistants 0.1 0.0 26.2 Associate’s degree None
Lawyers 0.2 0.0 25.5 Doctoral or professional degree None
Market research analysts and marketing specialists 0.9 0.1 23.8 Bachelor’s degree None
Software developers, applications 0.9 0.1 23.8 Bachelor’s degree None
Financial managers 1.9 0.3 22.8 Bachelor’s degree None
Automotive service technicians and mechanics 4.1 0.6 18.5 Postsecondary nondegree award Short-term on-the-job training
Tire repairers and changers 0.2 0.0 18.1 High school diploma or equivalent Short-term on-the-job training
Bridge and lock tenders 0.1 0.0 17.3 High school diploma or equivalent Short-term on-the-job training
Parts salespersons 0.2 0.0 17.2 No formal educational credential Moderate-term on-the-job training

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