Indiana Career Outlook: Overview of Hot Careers in Indiana

Indiana (IN) had the fifteenth largest labor force in the United States, as of 2013. Jobs that are set to take off in the next few years are medical and physician assistants and other healthcare workers, dentists, and social and human service assistants.

Indiana's Fastest-Growing Careers

The job that will have the largest percentage of change in employment through 2022 are the occupations of tank car, truck and ship loaders, according to America's Career InfoNet (www.acinet.org). Approximately 40 tank car, truck and ship loaders are predicted to be employed in Indiana in 2022, a 110% change compared with ten years earlier. The second-fastest growing career in Indiana is that of chiropractors. By 2022, employment for chiropractors is expected to grow 35 percent.

Most IN Job Openings

Retail salespersons will have the most job openings in Indiana in the period ending in 2022. About 97,570 job openings are expected for this occupation. Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food is the area with the second most predicted job openings, with 87,710, and cashier is third with 73,350. Registered nurses are in high demand in Indiana, as in the rest of the nation. 69,750 openings are predicted for RNs by the year 2022.

Other Hot Indiana jobs

Other jobs in Indiana that are expected to have a high percentage of change in employment are:

  • Dental hygienists
  • Ophthalmic medical technicians
  • Orthodontists
  • Anesthesiologists

Occupations in Indiana that will have a large number of job openings include:

  • Waiters and waitresses
  • Hand laborer
  • Office clerk
  • Truck driver

IN Occupations with a Projected Decline in Employment

Some jobs are expected to have a decline in the number of available positions. These include textile weaving and knitting machine setters, operators and tenders, who will have a 21% decline in available jobs, and gas compressor and gas pumping station operators, who have an expected 18% decline in the number of available jobs.

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