DWD Releases New List of Top 50 Jobs in Indiana

By: Indiana Workforce Development Last Updated: February 3, 2015

indiana-workforce-developmentThe Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD) today unveiled an updated tool for Hoosiers seeking guidance about the top high-wage/high-demand careers of today and in the future in Indiana. The Hoosier Hot 50 lists the top 50 high-wage jobs in the state by 2022. First introduced in 2006, it is published every two years by DWD.

“This information will help Hoosiers identify the skills and training needed now and in the coming years to have a successful career.” said Steven J. Braun, Commissioner of the Indiana Department of Workforce Development. “I encourage folks of all ages to take a look at HoosierHot50.com and view what the future of Indiana’s workforce will look like and what training and education will be needed to remain relevant in the job market.”

The updated Hoosier Hot 50 features a new website with video profiles of Hoosiers currently working in each position. The profiles provide an inside look at a typical day on the job and how each person broke into that field. The profiles also include data on the number of projected job openings by 2022, average salary and the education/training required for that career.

Highlights of the updated Hoosier Hot 50
18 new jobs in the Hoosier Hot 50, the most since the list's inception.
Nearly 90 percent of the careers listed require some type of post-secondary certificate or degree.
ALL jobs require AT LEAST a high school diploma or equivalency and on-the-job training.
The majority of the jobs are in STEM-related fields.
Manufacturing and Healthcare professions account for nearly half of the list.
19 jobs are listed as "Hot Now", or currently in-demand.

The full list of jobs and profiles are available at www.HoosierHot50.com.

The Hoosier Hot 50 Jobs list is produced by DWD Research and Analysis team. It is based on seven weighted measurements including long-term growth forecasts (2022), job openings due to turnover in the current workforce and salary. The DWD Team that created this forecasting model was honored in 2006 with The Governor's Public Service Award and has trained other states on this program at the request of the U.S. Department of Labor.