Indiana Business and Employment Trends to 2020

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Top 20 Largest Employers in Indiana

There have been government and private sector initiatives to increase the number of available jobs and the number and size of businesses starting or moving into Indiana in the fields of High Tech industries and Life Sciences. In the latter, Medical and Healthcare jobs are, indeed, growing and prospering. There are increased numbers of jobs available in High Tech industries as well., while business and job expansion efforts continue in the state.

The largest employers (hiring the most people and/or having the most jobs available) in Indiana are:

  1. Eli Lilly and Company
  2. Clarian Health Partners Inc.
  3. Community Health Network
  4. General Motors
  5. Indiana University; Purdue University
  6. St. Vincent Hospital & Health Services
  7. Allison Transmission/Division of GMC
  8. Rolls-Royce
  9. AT & T
  10. WellPoint, Inc.
  11. St. Francis Hospital & Health Centers
  12. Defense Finance & Accounting Services
  13. Roche Diagnostic Corporation
  14. United Technologies Carrier Corp.
  15. Automotive Components Holdings LLC
  16. Indianapolis Power & Light
  17. Raytheon Technical Services
  18. International Truck & Engine Corporation
  19. Wishard Health Services
  20. Indianapolis Coca-Cola

SNAPSHOT: May 2013 to May 2014

May 2013 saw a total of 130,500 jobs posted for Indiana, while this number increases to over 140,000 in May of 2014, an increase of nearly 10,000 additional advertised jobs.

The following are the highest demand job titles in Indiana

  1. Truck Drivers - company-paid and owner operators
  2. Registered Nurses (RNs) - includes Travel Nurses
  3. Software Engineers
  4. Casual and Fast Food Dining Managers and Crew
  5. Insurance Company Call Center Workers - Ameriplan and others
  6. Dental and Medical Assistants
  7. General Dentists
  8. Pharmacy Technicians
  9. Retail sales clerks and technicians - particularly in Drug Stores like CVS
  10. Mental Health Case Managers and related jobs
  11. Home Health Aides and CNAs
  12. Physical Therapists
  13. Physicians
  14. Occupational Therapists

Former Jobs Predictions 2004 - 2014


Indiana Hot Jobs Projections to 2020

  1. Healthcare Practitioners and Technical
  2. Office and Administrative Support
  3. Transportation and Material Moving
  4. Sales and Related Occupations
  5. Construction and Extraction
  6. Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners
  7. Healthcare Support
  8. Food Preparation and Serving
  9. Education, Training, and Library Occupations
  10. Construction Trades
  11. Personal Care and Service
  12. Retail Sales
  13. Production Occupations
  14. Nursing, Psychiatric, and Home Health Aides
  15. Health Technologists and Technicians

Information from Hoosiers By the Numbers at; Retrieved 5/8/2014.

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Top 20 Job Skills Demanded By Employers in Indiana

Indiana employeers most often look for these skills, according to county jobs offices across the state::

1 Work Cooperatively as A Team Member - good/clear communication, good questions, good compromising abilities, effective cooperation.

2 Consistently Apply Good Listening Skills - listen with full attention, repeat back instructions to make sure they are correct, rephrase what you have heard in your own words.

3 Maintain a Safe Work Environment - follow rules and help others to follow them; keep your area clean and organized.

4 Consistently Follow Safety Procedures

5 Follow Detailed Instructions

6 Load and Unload

7 Ability and Willingness to Move Heavy Objects

8 Manage Time Effectively - organization, follow-through, multitasking.

9 Use Hand Tools

10 Use Basic Math - add, subtract, multiply, divide; figure fractions; all at least at the 10th grade level.

11 Acquire and Evaluate Information - use good logic and judgment.

12 Multitask

13 Make Effective Decisions

14 Apply Industry Terms and Concepts - learn the lingo and the ideas.

15 Follow Emergency Procedures

16 Use Power Tools Safely

17 Perform Basic Assembly Tasks

18 Organize & Work With Detailed Office and/or Warehouse Records

19 Apply Technology to Tasks - stay up to date on all work-related technology.

20 Follow and Give Instructions Accurately

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Major Educational Institutions in Indiana

  • Ball State University
  • Butler University
  • Indiana University
  • Indiana State University
  • Ivy Tech
  • Purdue University
  • St. Meinrad Archabbey School
  • University of Evansville
  • University of Notre Dame
  • University of Southern Indiana
  • Vincennes University

Indiana Technical Schools and Colleges

  • Argosy University Virtual Campus - Multiple Cities
  • Everest College -Multiple Cities
  • Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences -Multiple Cities
  • Indiana Business College - Anderson, Columbus, Downtown Campus, Evansville,
  • Fort Wayne, Lafayette, Marion, Medical Campus, Indianapolis, Muncie, Northwest Campus, Terre Haute
  • International Business College - Indianapolis, Fort Wayne
  • ITT Technical Institute - Multiple Cities
  • Kaplan College - Indianapolis, Merrillville
  • National College - Indianapolis
  • TechSkills - Multiple Cities
  • The Culinary Institute of America - Multiple Cities
  • United States Military Academy - contact US Army Recruiter
  • University of Phoenix - Indianapolis; NW Indiana -Merrillville

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Job Nigeria 8 years ago

Can you tell me more about Kaplan College - Indianapolis, Merrillville ....please..


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Patty Inglish, MS 8 years ago from North America Author

Kaplan College

Kaplan College - Merrillville;

3803 East Lincoln Highway, Merrillville, IN 46410.

7833 Indianapolis Blvd; Hammond, IN 46324.(219) 844-0100

tanflorence 8 years ago


Where the Kaplan College is situated. Please give me more details about the College.


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rohan10 8 years ago

Well you can go to a search engine and find more details about that that particular subject.


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Patty Inglish, MS 8 years ago from North America Author

Three different campuses in Indiana at the three LINKS above, and there are online classes as well.

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