Hoosier Hot 50 Jobs is a listing of the 50 fastest growing, high-wage jobs of tomorrow. The list's ranking for Hoosier Hot 50 Jobs is based on expected demand and wages in 2022 for the state of Indiana. Even though the Hoosier Hot 50 Jobs focuses on the jobs of tomorrow, there are several professions that are hot now.

Look for the yellow flame Flame to see which jobs are in demand right now.


The 2014-2016 Hoosier Hot 50 Jobs are based on an index of seven weighted occupational measures of growth by 2022 and opportunity for Hoosier workers. The 2014-2016 Hoosier Hot 50 Jobs were selected based on Indiana’s Occupational Projections and wage data from the Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) survey, both produced by Indiana’s Department of Workforce Development. To see the Hoosier Hot 50 Jobs data please click here. For more information on employment and wage statistics check out

Sources and measures used for determining the 2014-2016 Hoosier Hot 50 Jobs are listed down below.

Hoosier Hot 50 Jobs Sources:

  1. Indiana 2012-2022 Long Term Occupational Projections
  2. Indiana 2014-2016 Short Term Occupational Projections
  3. Indiana Occupational Employment Statistics Wage Survey 2013 (OES)

The Seven Hoosier Hot 50 Jobs Measures:

  1. Long Term Growth 2012-2022 (numeric change)
  2. Short Term Growth 2014-2016 (numeric change)
  3. Long Term Growth Rate 2012-2022 (percent change)
  4. Short Term Growth Rate 2014-2016 (percent change)
  5. Long Term Job Openings (openings due to growth plus openings due to worker replacements)
  6. Short Term Job Openings (openings due to growth plus openings due to worker replacements)
  7. Indiana 2013 OES Occupational Median Wages

The Hot Now Jobs are based on:

  1. Short term projection growth for 2014-2016
  2. Short term projection total job openings (openings due to growth and openings due to replacement needs) for 2014-2016
  3. Technology's online job ads for 2014 in Indiana.

Career Clusters

Hoosier Hot 50 Jobs are broken down into 16 Career Clusters. These clusters illustrate the specific skills needed for success in the workforce and are represented by their corresponding icons shown below. For more information on Career Clusters please visit Information on how to pursue these career pathways in Indiana can be found here.

Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources
The production, processing, marketing, distribution, financing, and development of agricultural commodities and resources including food, fiber, wood products, natural resources, horticulture, and other plant and animal products/resources.

Architecture & Construction Architecture & Construction
Careers in designing, planning, managing, building and maintaining the built environment.

Arts, A/V Technology & Communications Arts, A/V Technology & Communications
Designing, producing, exhibiting, performing, writing, and publishing multimedia content including visual and performing arts and design, journalism, and entertainment services.

Business, Management & Administration Business, Management & Administration
Planning, organizing, directing and evaluating business functions essential to efficient and productive business operations. Business Management and Administration career opportunities are available in every sector of the economy.

Education & Training Education & Training
Planning, managing and providing education and training services, and related learning support services.

Finance Finance
Planning, services for financial and investment planning, banking, insurance, and business financial management.

Government & Public Administration Government & Public Administration
Executing governmental functions to include Governance; National Security; Foreign Service; Planning; Revenue and Taxation; Regulation; and Management and Administration at the local, state, and federal levels.

Health Science Health Science
Planning, managing, and providing therapeutic services, diagnostic services, health informatics, support services, and biotechnology research and development.

Hospitality & Tourism Hospitality & Tourism
Encompasses the management, marketing and operations of restaurants and other foodservices, lodging, attractions, recreation events and travel related services.

Human Services Human Services
Preparing individuals for employment in career pathways that relate to families and human needs such as counseling and mental health services, family and community services, personal care, and consumer services.

Information Technology Information Technology
Building Linkages in IT Occupations Framework: For Entry Level, Technical, and Professional Careers Related to the Design, Development, Support and Management of Hardware, Software, Multimedia, and Systems Integration Services.

Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security
Planning, managing, and providing legal, public safety, protective services and homeland security, including professional and technical support services.

Manufacturing Manufacturing
Planning, managing and performing the processing of materials into intermediate or final products and related professional and technical support activities such as production planning and control, maintenance and manufacturing/process engineering.

Marketing, Sales & Service Marketing, Sales & Service
Planning, managing, and performing marketing activities to reach organizational objectives.

Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
Planning, managing, and providing scientific research and professional and technical services (e.g., physical science, social science, engineering) including laboratory and testing services, and research and development services.

Transportation, Distribution & Logistics Transportation, Distribution & Logistics
Planning, management, and movement of people, materials, and goods by road, pipeline, air, rail and water and related professional and technical support services such as transportation infrastructure planning and management, logistics services, mobile equipment and facility maintenance.

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