What are the best jobs in Indiana after manufacturing? Research done at the beginning of the century suggests that potential employees avoid planning a career in the area of manufacturing. Projections ranged from 2002 to 2012, and suggested a decline in all areas of manufacturing of between 12 and 69 percent. In the year 2009, this has proven to be an accurate prediction.
The projected increase in job creation has been in the lower level job arena. These include retail sales, customer service representatives, fast food, cashiers, and custodians. These jobs require few or no skills at the time of application and are well suited for those who are just getting out of high school and don’t intend to go on to college.
For those who do plan to attend college, these stepping stone jobs are a good way to make additional income during the college years, but focus should be on receiving a doctoral degree. The fastest growing jobs available are as postsecondary teachers, which is at the top of 30 other positions that will require the same degree.
According to the US Bureau of Labor, the 10 fastest growing jobs available that require a bachelor degree are:
- Network Systems and Data Communications,
- Computer Applications Software Engineer
- Personal Financial Advisor
- Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselor
- Financial Analyst
- Forensic Science Technician
- Computer Systems Analyst
- Database Administrator
- Computer Systems Software Engineer
- Network and Computer Systems Administrator.
Indiana is going digital and the best jobs available are reflecting this. Even in this arena the best jobs include starting out at entry level, going to school part time and receiving an associates or bachelor degree and moving up within the company. Many companies are willing to pay for this additional education, especially if you prove to be valued employee at the entry level.