Top Jobs That Require On-the-Job Training

Top Jobs That Require On-the-Job Training

Lower education requirements for an occupation are often paired with a need for on-the-job training, according to an analysis from Chmura Economics & Analytics. For instance, using Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data, Chmura has identified the top 10 highest-paying occupations that are open to those with a high school diploma or less, with moderate-term on-the-job training:

Occupation Median Annual Wage, 2012
First-line supervisors of police and detectives $78,270
Detectives and criminal investigators $74,300
Commercial pilots $73,280
Transportation inspectors $63,680
Postmasters and mail superintendents $63,050
Subway and streetcar operators $62,730
First-line supervisors of correctional officers $57,840
Signal and track switch repairers $55,450
Police and sheriff’s patrol officers $55,270
Railroad conductors and yardmasters $54,700

CTE prepares students for these occupations through programs in transportation, criminal justice and other fields on the secondary and postsecondary levels, allowing students to find the right combination of classroom and on-the-job learning that works for them.

There are few jobs identified by BLS that require neither a degree nor on-the-job training, and most require a few years of related work experience before entry.


Posted on

March 5, 2016