These Are The 5 Best Industries For Jobs In Indiana For 2018

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
Rankings - 9 months ago
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When we normally think of Indiana things like great hikes and trails, all time best things to do, and good food and home cooking.

But there’s also a strong economy and job market that has been improving in recent years.

Here at Zippia, we like to take a closer look at local economies to understand what jobs and industries are doing better than others. We think this helps job seekers and people thinking of moving to the area for a job know what to expect.

So we set our sights on uncovering the best industries within Indiana.

Read on to see how we determined which industries rise above the competition to become the best of the best.

If you’re interested, you can read more about the Indiana job scene here:

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How we determined the best industries in the Hoosier State for jobs

We believe that the data never lies or that it at least lies a lot less than any one person’s opinion. So we went on a mission to collect as much data as we could about the Indiana job market.

At the end of the day, we were able to find the following, relevant criteria for determining the best industries:

  • Average Salary
  • Job Availability
  • Average Stress Level Of Jobs In The Industry

The sources of data include the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Department of Labor.

Stress level is an index created by self reported statistics from people in the industry. We ranked each industry on these from 1 to 22 where 1 was the best.

Finally, we averaged all the rankings together to create a ‘Best Industry’ index. We crowned the industry with the lowest score, Healthcare Practitioners And Technical, as the best industry in Indiana.

For a detail table of the data, check out the bottom of the post. But now, carry on to learn more about why the various industries are so great for jobs.

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Detailed List Of The Best Industries In Indiana

Rank Industry Average Salary # Of People
1 Healthcare Practitioners And Technical $72,880 185,940
2 Management $93,210 142,820
3 Architecture And Engineering $70,160 47,280
4 Production And Manufactoring $36,460 379,380
5 Education, Training, And Library $48,000 160,400
6 Office And Administrative Support $34,310 416,870
7 Transportation $34,590 258,650
8 Legal $83,220 14,740
9 Computer And Mathematical $70,930 56,060
10 Business And Financial Operations $62,880 118,250
11 Installation, Maintenance, And Repair $44,010 133,920
12 Construction And Extraction $48,260 112,860
13 Life, Physical, And Social Science $67,290 19,570
14 Community And Social Service $41,580 35,300
15 Sales $37,090 288,350
16 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, And Media $42,130 30,840
17 Food Preparation And Serving Related $21,170 282,680
18 Healthcare Support $28,960 77,870
19 Personal Care And Service $23,120 78,090
20 Building And Grounds Cleaning And Maintenance $25,780 88,590
21 Protective Service $38,470 59,110
22 Farming, Fishing, And Forestry $29,240 3,720

Summing up the best industries in Indiana

There you have it; Healthcare Practitioners And Technical is the best industry to be in if you live around Indiana.

On the other end of the spectrum, the Farming, Fishing, And Forestry Industry ranks as the worst in Indiana mostly due to bad pay and scarcity of jobs.

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