These Are The 10 Best Jobs In Indiana For Recent College Grads

We used the latest job data to find the best jobs in IN for recent college graduates.

Chris Kolmarby Chris KolmarCollege Grad Jobs, Rankings - 1 year ago

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If you’ve just graduated from college, now’s about the time you’re probably wondering–what next?

For most of you, the answer will be simple: find a job. And for many of you, the answer will be: find any job. Because we’ve all heard the horror stories of graduating and the pickings being slim, we’ve decided to go ahead and save you some trouble.

After some research and number crunching, we’ve determined the 10 best jobs for recent college grads in Indiana. Here they are:

  1. Process Engineer
  2. Cytotechnologist
  3. Community Health Worker
  4. Business Analyst
  5. Laboratory Technician
  6. Epic Consultant
  7. Estimator
  8. Web Developer
  9. Designer
  10. Systems Administrator

We know what you’re thinking–process engineer? Really?

You’ll want to keep reading to find out just how we came up with this list and why each job made the cut. Yes, even process engineer.

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How we determined the best entry level jobs in Indiana

We’ve been talking to a lot of recent college graduates recently, so we have a pretty good sense of what they want in their first job. Their list normally goes in something like this order:

  1. ANY JOB!! (Availability of jobs)
  2. Location
  3. Pay
  4. Potential for growth
  5. Work life balance

Lucky for everyone, there’s data available from various sources for each of the items on this list. The Bureau of Labor Statistics provides data on pay by location, each state’s Department of Labor compiles job growth statistics, and ONet Online, another government source, has data on job requirements.

We combined data from each of these sources to produce a master database that contains information for every profession. Specifically, we looked at the following criteria:

  • Location quotient. A measure of how common a job is a given state.
  • Only for jobs in Indiana that require a college degree.
  • Average annual entry level salary .
  • Projected growth as an industry over the next 10 years.

By limiting the dataset to only those jobs that require a bachelors degree, we were left with 32 jobs to rank.

We then ranked each job on each criteria from 1 to 32 with 1 being the best.

Next, we took the average of each job’s rankings to create a “Job Score”.

Finally, we ranked every job’s “Job Score” from 1 to 32 with 1, again, being the best.

One Job Please

Just graduating from college can be a scary time–but don’t forget, it’s also exciting. You have so many options, so many jobs to pick (or not pick! Go travel!), and so many choices! The world is your oyster, and with this list, so is the job market.

Below is a more detailed look at the best jobs for recent college graduates in the Hoosier State.

Detailed List Of The Best Entry Level Jobs In Indiana For Recent College Grads

Rank Job Growth % Entry Wage Jobs in 2024
1 Process Engineer 11.98% $48,130 9,070
2 Cytotechnologist 17.62% $39,640 4,740
3 Community Health Worker 21.49% $22,950 1,470
4 Business Analyst 19.92% $41,000 11,800
5 Laboratory Technician 20.05% $25,130 4,850
6 Epic Consultant 25.13% $46,120 9,810
7 Estimator 12.53% $34,420 5,210
8 Web Developer 39.13% $33,800 3,200
9 Designer 11.67% $33,630 1,340
10 Systems Administrator 10.73% $41,900 7,740
11 Radio Frequency Identification Device Specialist 0.36% $53,760 2,750
12 Database Administrator 12.87% $39,740 1,930
13 Sales Engineer 6.21% $46,780 1,540
14 Mental Health Technician 12.18% $20,620 1,750
15 Recruiter 9.62% $28,780 11,050
16 Sales Representative 9.24% $28,140 34,770
17 Pastor 14.89% $20,880 1,080
18 Counselor 23.93% $25,960 1,450
19 Legal Assistant 14.11% $27,220 4,530
20 Network Technician 13.86% $34,820 1,890
21 Insurance Agent 8.07% $24,140 9,370
22 Case Manager 18.06% $18,690 5,950
23 Kindergarten Teacher 6.52% $32,550 2,940
24 Coach 6.92% $16,430 6,800
25 Instructor 18.62% $19,130 3,950
26 Event Coordinator 12.4% $25,260 1,450
27 Resident Advisor 12.21% $17,240 1,930
28 Programmer -3.55% $39,970 4,620
29 Interior Designer 12.36% $22,050 1,000
30 Job Coach 16.36% $19,860 1,280
31 Account Executive -2.24% $22,610 3,060
32 Camp Counselor 11.52% $16,490 6,100

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