OJT.com – 2026 Training and Career Opportunities

OJT.com – Your First Stop for 2026 Training and Career Opportunities

OJT.com – Your First Stop for 2026 Training and Career Opportunities to assess the most opportunistic areas for training providers and occupation seekers in the 2026 timeframe.

Our analysis of industry data shows you the industries with the steepest growth trajectory in each state and the industries with the steepest growth trajectory, relative to their peer industries, in an industry group.

Data is derived from published data by the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Figure 1 provides a typical state chart that shows the percentage of all sectors employ relative to the percentage of those sectors employ in the country at large. From the chart, it is apparent that Ohio is a hotbed for Manufacturing.

Figure 1. Ohio Sector Employment

Figure 2 shows the growth of the sectors, over the year from June 2016 to June 2017. The growth picture indicates that Ohio looks like it may become a hotbed for the Information sector. Software programming is an industry in the Information sector and I suspect this is where much of the growth is coming from.

Figure 2. Ohio Sector Growth

If I were a training provider or career seeker in the Manufacturing or Information space, I’d definitely give Ohio a closer look. I’d also go to the Manufacturing and Information industry pages, on OJT.com, to drill into these sectors to see which subsectors provide the most opportunity.

Figure 3 shows the expected growth for each of the main industrial sectors, relative to the size of that sector in the overall economy. The average growth rate across all sectors is 5.8%. Anything larger than that indicates an expanding sector and anything less than that indicates a shrinking sector, relative to the other sectors in the economy.

Figure 3. Size and Growth Projections for All Industrial Sectors

The Health Care and Social Assistance sector indicates a remarkable amount of growth. To find out where most of this growth is coming from, I’d go to the detailed industry page for this sector. Figure 4 shows the chart for growth within the Health Care and Social Assistance sector. Ambulatory Health Care Services and Social Assistance appear to be the two main drivers of growth in this sector.

Figure 4. Size and Growth for Health Care and Social Assistance

Within each industry and industry group, we highlight the 10 largest projected occupations and the 10 occupations with the steepest growth trajectory.

Sticking with Ambulatory Health Care Services, Table 1 and Table 2 show the largest and fastest growing occupations in this industry, along with the related educational and OJT requirements. If I had any interest in this field, targeting these occupations would make a lot of sense.

Table 1. Largest Occupations in Ambulatory Health Care Services, Projected for 2026

Occupation 2026 Projected Employment (in thousands) 2026 Projected Percent of Subsector Percent Employment Change (2016-2026) Education Requirements OJT Requirements
Registered nurses 725.2 7.8 34.9 Bachelor’s degree None
Home health aides 680.2 7.3 62.9 No formal educational credential Short-term on-the-job training
Medical assistants 645.3 7.0 33.1 Postsecondary nondegree award None
Personal care aides 498.8 5.4 55.0 No formal educational credential Short-term on-the-job training
Medical secretaries 467.8 5.0 28.5 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training
Receptionists and information clerks 459.3 4.9 22.7 High school diploma or equivalent Short-term on-the-job training
Dental assistants 377.0 4.1 20.3 Postsecondary nondegree award None
Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 283.8 3.1 34.1 Postsecondary nondegree award None
Dental hygienists 241.2 2.6 20.1 Associate’s degree None
Office clerks, general 229.9 2.5 13.7 High school diploma or equivalent Short-term on-the-job training

Table 2. Highest Growth Occupations in Ambulatory Health Care Services, Projected thru 2026

Occupation 2026 Projected Employment (in thousands) 2026 Projected Percent of Subsector Percent Employment Change (2016-2026) Education Requirements OJT Requirements
Home health aides 680.2 7.3 62.9 No formal educational credential Short-term on-the-job training
Statisticians 1.0 0.0 55.3 Master’s degree None
Personal care aides 498.8 5.4 55.0 No formal educational credential Short-term on-the-job training
Health specialties teachers, postsecondary 2.1 0.0 54.2 Doctoral or professional degree None
Massage therapists 53.1 0.6 49.9 Postsecondary nondegree award None
Operations research analysts 1.0 0.0 49.3 Bachelor’s degree None
Clergy 8.7 0.1 47.4 Bachelor’s degree Moderate-term on-the-job training
Waiters and waitresses 0.2 0.0 47.4 No formal educational credential Short-term on-the-job training
Medical and health services managers 151.0 1.6 47.1 Bachelor’s degree None
Nurse practitioners 135.0 1.5 46.2 Master’s degree None

In conclusion, training providers can use our industry information to assess future-looking demand for on-the-job training programs. Occupation seekers can this information to plan their careers and to seek out the on-the-job training required for the highest in-demand occupations in the near future.

Training providers and occupation seekers can use the state data to see in which state it makes the most sense to focus their efforts.

Career seekers trust OJT.com to find their career for the future.