Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution

OJT for Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution: NAICS 2211

The Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution subsector is part of the Utilities sector.The Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution subsector includes the following industries:

  • Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution: NAICS 2211
  • Electric Power Generation
  • Electric Power Transmission, Control, and Distribution

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
Electrical power-line installers and repairers 57.3 14.2 3.0 High school diploma or equivalent Long-term on-the-job training
Power plant operators 25.4 6.3 1.8 High school diploma or equivalent Long-term on-the-job training
Electrical engineers 19.2 4.8 4.9 Bachelor’s degree None
Customer service representatives 18.3 4.5 -6.0 High school diploma or equivalent Short-term on-the-job training
Electrical and electronics repairers, powerhouse, substation, and relay 15.7 3.9 2.2 Postsecondary nondegree award Long-term on-the-job training
First-line supervisors of mechanics, installers, and repairers 15.4 3.8 3.7 High school diploma or equivalent None
First-line supervisors of production and operating workers 9.5 2.4 2.1 High school diploma or equivalent None
General and operations managers 9.3 2.3 9.6 Unknown Unknown
Control and valve installers and repairers, except mechanical door 8.4 2.1 1.7 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training
Industrial machinery mechanics 7.5 1.9 3.9 High school diploma or equivalent Long-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
Solar photovoltaic installers 0.3 0.1 157.7 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training
Wind turbine service technicians 4.0 1.0 114.4 Some college, no degree Long-term on-the-job training
Sales and related workers, all other 0.2 0.0 67.6 High school diploma or equivalent None
Lawyers 1.2 0.3 33.8 Doctoral or professional degree None
Occupational health and safety technicians 0.4 0.1 33.4 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training
Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 0.8 0.2 30.6 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training
Operations research analysts 0.9 0.2 29.0 Bachelor’s degree None
Paralegals and legal assistants 0.2 0.1 28.2 Associate’s degree None
Market research analysts and marketing specialists 1.9 0.5 21.1 Bachelor’s degree None
Financial managers 2.3 0.6 19.8 Bachelor’s degree None

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