Water Transportation

OJT for Water Transportation: NAICS 483

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

Water Transportation subsector includes the following industries:

  • Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation
  • Inland Water 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
Captains, mates, and pilots of water vessels 19.5 26.9 12.9 Postsecondary nondegree award None
Sailors and marine oilers 15.7 21.8 11.9 No formal educational credential Moderate-term on-the-job training
Ship engineers 4.7 6.5 10.8 Postsecondary nondegree award None
Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 2.5 3.4 13.0 No formal educational credential Short-term on-the-job training
Customer service representatives 1.7 2.3 8.0 High school diploma or equivalent Short-term on-the-job training
Reservation and transportation ticket agents and travel clerks 1.7 2.3 6.5 High school diploma or equivalent Short-term on-the-job training
General and operations managers 1.5 2.0 9.9 Unknown Unknown
Sales representatives, services, all other 1.1 1.5 7.9 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training
Cooks, institution and cafeteria 1.0 1.3 11.1 No formal educational credential Short-term on-the-job training
Office clerks, general 1.0 1.4 -1.5 High school diploma or equivalent Short-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
Financial managers 0.3 0.4 20.7 Bachelor’s degree None
Software developers, applications 0.1 0.1 20.0 Bachelor’s degree None
Riggers 0.6 0.8 18.0 High school diploma or equivalent Short-term on-the-job training
Market research analysts and marketing specialists 0.3 0.5 17.7 Bachelor’s degree None
Cooks, all other 0.6 0.9 16.7 No formal educational credential Moderate-term on-the-job training
Tank car, truck, and ship loaders 0.3 0.4 16.6 No formal educational credential Short-term on-the-job training
Crane and tower operators 0.5 0.6 15.0 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training
First-line supervisors of helpers, laborers, and material movers, hand 0.4 0.6 13.5 High school diploma or equivalent None
Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 2.5 3.4 13.0 No formal educational credential Short-term on-the-job training
Motorboat operators 0.3 0.4 13.0 Postsecondary nondegree award None

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