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Careers with Most Openings
These are the occupations that were expected to have the most annual job openings for the 10-year period of 2016 to 2026 (for states) or 2019 to 2029 (for the United States overall). Please note that these projections do not account for the impacts of the current pandemic. Many occupations are likely to have very different numbers of job openings due to the rapidly changing economy. When revised data are available, they will be published here.
We found 678 occupations with openings in Indiana.
Rank Occupation
2016
Employment
Projected Annual Job Openings Earnings Typical Education
1
Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food
84,970
17,860
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearNo formal educational credential
2
Retail salespersons
92,470
13,460
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearNo formal educational credential
3
Cashiers
70,460
12,770
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearNo formal educational credential
4
Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand
75,600
11,490
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearNo formal educational credential
5
Waiters and waitresses
52,890
10,460
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearNo formal educational credential
6
Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners
48,430
7,010
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearNo formal educational credential
7
Office clerks, general
57,860
6,680
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
8
Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers
56,760
6,540
Median wage is between $39,100 to $61,200 per yearPostsecondary non-degree award
9
Customer service representatives
48,600
6,520
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
10
Personal care aides
28,920
5,870
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
11
Stock clerks and order fillers
38,730
5,210
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
12
General and operations managers
49,810
4,660
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearBachelor's degree
13
Registered nurses
64,940
4,610
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearBachelor's degree
14
Secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive
44,010
4,270
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
15
Cooks, restaurant
27,090
4,220
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearNo formal educational credential
16
Nursing assistants
31,350
4,020
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearPostsecondary non-degree award
17
Packers and packagers, hand
22,650
3,780
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearNo formal educational credential
18
Maintenance and repair workers, general
33,830
3,720
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
19
Food preparation workers
20,300
3,650
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearNo formal educational credential
20
Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks
32,870
3,570
Median wage is between $39,100 to $61,200 per yearSome college, no degree
21
Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products
31,560
3,510
Median wage is between $39,100 to $61,200 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
22
First-line supervisors of food preparation and serving workers
22,280
3,410
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
23
Helpers--production workers
17,680
3,330
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
24
Maids and housekeeping cleaners
22,840
3,300
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearNo formal educational credential
25
First-line supervisors of retail sales workers
29,650
3,240
Median wage is between $39,100 to $61,200 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
26
Childcare workers
19,350
3,010
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
27
Landscaping and groundskeeping workers
21,430
2,920
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearNo formal educational credential
28
Teacher assistants
25,050
2,780
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearSome college, no degree
29
First-line supervisors of office and administrative support workers
26,840
2,740
Median wage is between $39,100 to $61,200 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
30
First-line supervisors of production and operating workers
24,920
2,700
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
31
Industrial truck and tractor operators
21,000
2,670
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearNo formal educational credential
32
Construction laborers
22,290
2,610
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearNo formal educational credential
33
Home health aides
13,470
2,520
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
34
Receptionists and information clerks
17,280
2,470
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
35
Security guards
17,240
2,430
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
36
Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks
22,160
2,380
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
37
Accountants and auditors
21,740
2,230
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearBachelor's degree
38
Light truck or delivery services drivers
19,090
2,200
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
39
Elementary school teachers, except special education
26,030
2,050
Median wage is between $39,100 to $61,200 per yearBachelor's degree
40
Carpenters
19,880
2,040
Median wage is between $39,100 to $61,200 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
41
Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers
19,440
2,040
Median wage is between $39,100 to $61,200 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
42
Bartenders
12,290
2,020
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearNo formal educational credential
43
Machinists
17,710
2,000
Median wage is between $39,100 to $61,200 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
44
Sales representatives, services, all other
14,440
1,930
Median wage is between $39,100 to $61,200 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
45
Electricians
15,330
1,910
Median wage is between $39,100 to $61,200 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
46
Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop
8,020
1,890
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearNo formal educational credential
47
Medical assistants
12,650
1,880
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearPostsecondary non-degree award
48
Cooks, institution and cafeteria
12,430
1,870
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearNo formal educational credential
49
Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists
13,950
1,850
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearPostsecondary non-degree award
50
Bus drivers, school or special client
14,160
1,800
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent