Natural Gas Distribution

OJT for Natural Gas Distribution: NAICS 2212

The Natural Gas Distribution subsector is part of the Utilities sector.

This subsector comprises: (1) establishments primarily engaged in operating gas distribution systems (e.g., mains, meters); (2) establishments known as gas marketers that buy gas from the well and sell it to a distribution system; (3) establishments known as gas brokers or agents that arrange the sale of gas over gas distribution systems operated by others; and (4) establishments primarily engaged in transmitting and distributing gas to final consumers.

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
Control and valve installers and repairers, except mechanical door 8.6 8.4 -7.6 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training
Customer service representatives 8.0 7.8 -7.6 High school diploma or equivalent Short-term on-the-job training
Gas plant operators 6.2 6.1 -7.6 High school diploma or equivalent Long-term on-the-job training
Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 4.1 4.0 -7.6 High school diploma or equivalent Apprenticeship
Business operations specialists, all other 3.4 3.3 -7.6 Bachelor’s degree None
Meter readers, utilities 3.0 2.9 -16.8 High school diploma or equivalent Short-term on-the-job training
Office clerks, general 2.6 2.5 -16.8 High school diploma or equivalent Short-term on-the-job training
Electrical power-line installers and repairers 2.3 2.2 -7.6 High school diploma or equivalent Long-term on-the-job training
Industrial machinery mechanics 2.2 2.1 -7.6 High school diploma or equivalent Long-term on-the-job training
First-line supervisors of mechanics, installers, and repairers 2.1 2.0 -7.6 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 0.2 6.3 Bachelor’s degree None
Lawyers 0.4 0.4 4.4 Doctoral or professional degree None
Paralegals and legal assistants 0.1 0.1 3.5 Associate’s degree None
Financial managers 0.7 0.7 1.6 Bachelor’s degree None
Market research analysts and marketing specialists 0.7 0.7 1.6 Bachelor’s degree None
Software developers, applications 0.5 0.5 1.6 Bachelor’s degree None
Control and valve installers and repairers, except mechanical door 8.6 8.4 -7.6 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training
Customer service representatives 8.0 7.8 -7.6 High school diploma or equivalent Short-term on-the-job training
Gas plant operators 6.2 6.1 -7.6 High school diploma or equivalent Long-term on-the-job training
Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 4.1 4.0 -7.6 High school diploma or equivalent Apprenticeship

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