These Are The 10 Fastest Growing Jobs In Indiana In 2017

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
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Fastest Growing Jobs In Indiana

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Indiana is, and has been since its founding, a state in change. We’re growing, we’re progressing, we’re constantly on the move, it seems, financially, industrially, technologically, and of course, in the work force.

Some jobs that were popular fifty or sixty years ago are unheard of these days. Jobs that will be popular in fifty or sixty years — we may not even be able to guess.

But today, what we can guess are which jobs are going to be the most beneficial in one year, or even a few. Because we’ve crunched the data, and we’ve come up with a list of the fastest growing jobs in Indiana.

Here are the top 10 fastest growing jobs in Indiana, and below, we’ll show you the top 100:

  1. Occupational Therapy Assistant
  2. Biomedical Engineer
  3. Home Health Aid
  4. Web Developer
  5. Physical Therapist Assistant
  6. Nurse Practitioner
  7. Operations Analyst
  8. Music Therapist
  9. Physician Assistant
  10. Physical Therapist

Okay, so really–this is pretty cool. Who would have thought, even twenty years ago, that occupational therapy assistantss and biomedical engineerss would be so in demand?

Not only does this mean we’re progressing in some important areas, but it also means you might just be able to snag yourself a more secure job.

We’ll get to the details of said jobs in a moment. First, here’s how we came up with this list.

How we determined the fastest growing jobs in Indiana in 2017

Every couple of years each state’s Department of Labor works in conjunction with the Bureau of Labor Statistics to compile projections for job growth by occupation. The government last completed this research in 2014 with projections going out until 2024.

Because this is America and the government never makes it easy, we had to gather the data from all the states individually to develop a master database.

We then identified the occupations in Indiana that are projected to have at least 1,000 workers in 2024 so that the jobs will still be relevant. This left us with data for 355 occupations in Indiana.

Next, we ranked every occupation based on job growth in 2017, from 1 to 355.

At the end of the day, the data showed that occupational therapy assistantss will be the fastest growing job in Indiana.

Why the fastest growing jobs in Indiana matter

Sure, it’s certainly interesting to see what sort of trends jobs will take over the next decade, because jobs are a great way to see what direction Indiana is heading.

But aside from being merely ‘interesting,’ it’s also good to note which jobs will be more secure, and more readily available now and in the coming years. If you’re looking for something that will last–take a look at this list.

From occupational therapy assistantss to biomedical engineerss, these jobs aren’t going anywhere anytime soon.

And now, here’s a look at the 100 fastest growing jobs in the Hoosier State for 2017.

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Detailed List Of The Fastest Growing Jobs In Indiana

Rank Job Title Growth % Average Wage Jobs in 2024
1 Occupational Therapy Assistant 143.3% $59,380 1,290
2 Biomedical Engineer 140.0% $78,710 1,610
3 Home Health Aid 139.5% $22,820 18,930
4 Web Developer 139.1% $59,080 3,200
5 Physical Therapist Assistant 137.8% $55,950 2,480
6 Nurse Practitioner 136.7% $99,240 4,840
7 Operations Analyst 135.2% $69,900 1,920
8 Music Therapist 132.9% $46,660 1,130
9 Physician Assistant 131.6% $100,350 1,250
10 Physical Therapist 131.4% $80,770 5,770
11 Interpreter And Translator 131.2% $39,900 1,260
12 Computer Numerical Controller Machinist 129.8% $35,650 11,230
13 Software Developer 128.1% $82,210 11,040
14 Personal Care Assistant 128.1% $20,580 30,490
15 Occupational Therapist 127.9% $76,360 3,210
16 X-Ray Technician 127.6% $44,150 2,540
17 Veterinary Technician 127.5% $29,760 1,950
18 Speech-Language Pathology Internship 127.4% $71,190 3,300
19 Diagnostic Medical Sonographer 127.1% $65,370 1,360
20 Computer Numerical Controller Supervisor 126.5% $45,610 1,480
21 Phlebotomist 126.1% $30,530 3,330
22 Marketing Internship 126.0% $56,210 10,380
23 Industrial Mechanic 125.9% $49,700 18,020
24 Optometrist 125.8% $88,220 1,220
25 Mental Health Counselor 125.3% $41,840 2,330
26 Residential Sales 125.2% $26,900 4,120
27 Business Analyst 125.1% $76,860 9,810
28 Mental Health Worker 125.1% $42,100 2,640
29 Clinical Psychology Internship 125.0% $64,770 2,400
30 Cardiovascular Technician 124.6% $49,580 1,420
31 Optician 124.1% $29,940 2,420
32 Substance Abuse Counselor 123.9% $37,800 1,450
33 Pipe Insulator 123.5% $57,600 1,050
34 Emergency Medical Technician 123.2% $33,140 7,110
35 Dietitian 122.2% $55,680 1,430
36 Millwright 121.8% $55,840 3,020
37 Taxi Driver 121.6% $22,750 5,060
38 Community Health Representative 121.5% $42,820 1,470
39 Medical Assistant 120.6% $30,740 16,440
40 Miner 120.2% $47,280 2,800
41 Medical Laboratory Technician 120.0% $37,640 4,850
42 Management Consultant 119.9% $77,370 11,800
43 Medical Director 119.9% $93,460 9,890
44 Medical Receptionist 119.2% $33,170 14,180
45 Registered Nurse 118.9% $60,050 70,190
46 Information Technology Manager 118.9% $112,440 6,050
47 Instructor 118.6% $38,470 3,950
48 Medical Records Clerk 118.2% $38,560 4,870
49 Security Technician 118.1% $44,730 1,240
50 Coordinator 118.1% $41,420 1,240
51 Machinist 118.1% $40,610 18,030
52 Volunteer 118.1% $29,510 5,950
53 Plastic Technician 117.8% $48,590 2,380
54 Software Engineer 117.7% $81,090 3,860
55 Medical Technologist 117.6% $58,560 4,740
56 Hvac Technician 117.5% $44,060 6,030
57 Motor Vehicle Operator 117.3% $29,050 3,460
58 Environmental Scientist 117.2% $60,340 1,020
59 Veterinarian 117.1% $94,070 1,850
60 Audio Visual Technician 117.1% $34,170 1,030
61 Cable Installation Technician 117.1% $37,010 1,030
62 Surgical Technician 116.9% $42,740 2,910
63 Grinder 116.6% $29,680 2,460
64 Veterinary Technician Assistant 116.6% $26,060 1,900
65 Producer 116.5% $58,430 1,130
66 Rehabilitation Counselor 116.4% $35,910 1,280
67 Network Engineer 116.2% $82,420 2,660
68 Computer Technician 116.0% $48,800 9,210
69 Cement Mason 115.7% $42,330 5,100
70 Sterile Processing Technician 115.6% $32,640 1,110
71 Mechanic 115.6% $42,500 8,950
72 Program Manager 115.5% $56,070 2,900
73 Food Runner 115.5% $21,550 4,550
74 Cabinet Builder 115.3% $33,780 6,630
75 Construction Worker 115.2% $38,630 21,900
76 Billing Specialist 115.2% $35,460 11,980
77 Dental Assistant 115.2% $38,630 6,450
78 None 115.1% $26,490 1,140
79 Gas Station Attendant 115.1% $23,680 4,260
80 Architect 114.9% $83,930 1,620
81 Quality Control Analyst 114.9% $45,520 1,390
82 Dental Hygienist 114.8% $67,230 5,810
83 Roofer 114.7% $38,430 3,590
84 Preschool Teacher 114.7% $26,900 5,230
85 Respiratory Therapist 114.6% $54,270 3,680
86 Electrician 114.6% $57,680 20,010
87 Engineer 114.5% $72,920 2,370
88 Orderly 114.5% $27,340 1,660
89 Crew Member 114.5% $18,390 95,230
90 Education Director 114.4% $41,820 1,030
91 Sales Assistant 114.4% $44,210 1,270
92 Packaging Operator 114.3% $30,270 12,410
93 Animal Care Technician 114.2% $21,900 5,060
94 Accountant 114.2% $65,880 24,840
95 Supervisor 114.2% $33,640 4,910
96 Hazardous Materials Handler 114.1% $43,570 1,210
97 Executive Chef 114.1% $41,380 2,340
98 Boiler Mechanic 114.1% $71,890 2,020
99 Paralegal 114.1% $45,560 4,530
100 Civil Engineer 114.1% $79,000 3,320

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