Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods

OJT for Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods: NAICS 424

The Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods subsector is part of the Wholesale Trade sector.

The Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods subsector includes the following industries:

  • Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers
  • Drugs and Druggists’ Sundries Merchant Wholesalers
  • Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers
  • Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers
  • Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers
  • Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers
  • Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers
  • Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers
  • Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers

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
Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 297.8 14.6 4.3 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training
Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 180.0 8.8 2.8 No formal educational credential Short-term on-the-job training
Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers 141.9 6.9 3.0 Postsecondary nondegree award Short-term on-the-job training
Stock clerks and order fillers 103.3 5.1 -3.5 No formal educational credential Short-term on-the-job training
Driver/sales workers 99.7 4.9 10.8 High school diploma or equivalent Short-term on-the-job training
Light truck or delivery services drivers 77.7 3.8 3.9 High school diploma or equivalent Short-term on-the-job training
General and operations managers 57.9 2.8 0.0 Unknown Unknown
Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 56.9 2.8 -3.0 High school diploma or equivalent Short-term on-the-job training
Customer service representatives 54.8 2.7 -4.2 High school diploma or equivalent Short-term on-the-job training
Office clerks, general 51.3 2.5 -10.1 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
Bartenders 0.1 0.0 22.6 No formal educational credential Short-term on-the-job training
Market research analysts and marketing specialists 18.1 0.9 15.1 Bachelor’s degree None
Merchandise displayers and window trimmers 22.7 1.1 14.1 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training
Operations research analysts 0.2 0.0 13.7 Bachelor’s degree None
Motor vehicle operators, all other 0.1 0.0 12.9 No formal educational credential Short-term on-the-job training
Food service managers 0.1 0.0 12.3 High school diploma or equivalent None
Separating, filtering, clarifying, precipitating, and still machine setters, operators, and tenders 1.2 0.1 11.9 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training
Financial managers 8.0 0.4 11.3 Bachelor’s degree None
Meat, poultry, and fish cutters and trimmers 7.3 0.4 11.0 No formal educational credential Short-term on-the-job training
Butchers and meat cutters 4.6 0.2 11.0 No formal educational credential Long-term on-the-job training

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