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Indiana Business and Jobs

Updated on November 28, 2016
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Ms. Inglish is a successful Employment & Training pro setting Midwest regional records with tens of thousands placed to gainful employment.

INDIANAPOLIS: Soldiers and Sailors Monument
INDIANAPOLIS: Soldiers and Sailors Monument

Increasing Jobs in Indiana

Government and private sector initiatives to increase the number of available jobs and the number and size of businesses in Indiana have succeeded in the fields of High Tech industries and Life Sciences. Medical and Healthcare jobs are growing and there are increased numbers of jobs available in High Tech industries.

Top 20 Largest Employers in Indiana

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

  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

Cities Offering the Most Jobs

Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, Evansville, Lafayette, and South Bend.

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In the State Capital, Indianapolis, most jobs advertised are involved in healthcare and retail sales, including grocery and convenience stores.

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Largest Healthcare Employers Advertising Jobs

  1. St. Vincent Health
  2. Indiana University Health
  3. Community Health Network
  4. Bloomington Hospital
  5. Golden Living Centers
  6. Trilogy Health Services
  7. Deaconess Health System
  8. Franciscan Alliance
  9. Kindred Healthcare
  10. Community Healthcare System

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High Demand Jobs

  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. Retail sales clerks and technicians - particularly in Drug Stores like CVS
  9. Mental Health Case Managers and related jobs
  10. Home Health Aides and CNAs
  11. Physical and Occupational Therapists
  12. Physicians

Job Projections to 2022

  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

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Top 20 Job Skills Demanded By Employers in Indiana

Indiana employers 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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