Hot 50 Jobs in Indiana

Looking for information about fast-growing, high-wage jobs of tomorrow? Check the Hoosier Hot 50!

The Hoosier Hot 50 Jobs lists Indiana’s top jobs, both those that are in demand now and those that will be in demand in the future. Produced by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD), the Hoosier Hot 50 is based on occupational projections, wage data, and other employment statistics. The state predicts that these jobs will be in demand in 2020.

Even better, you can complete or start undergraduate and graduate degree programs, courses, or certificates for 36 of the Hoosier Hot 50 jobs at IUPUC. What are you waiting for?

Contact the Office of Recruiting & Admissions at 812.348.7390 or admissions@iupuc.edu for information about how you can get started on a great career today.

  • The jobs in bold type can be started and completed in their entirety at IUPUC.
  • For degrees that can be started at IUPUC, you can complete a substantial number of general education, elective, and/or courses in the major in Columbus before transferring to IUPUI or another campus to complete the degree requirements. You will work closely with an academic advisor to develop a personal plan of study and to ensure a smooth transfer experience.
  • The jobs marked with an asterisk (*) are in demand now!

Hoosier Hot 50 Jobs

Rank Job Salary Competed at IUPUC
1 Physician and Surgeon $ 160,451 Start at IUPUC then transfer
2 Registered Nurse $ 57,034 Start and finish at IUPUC
3 Physical Therapist $ 76,627 Start at IUPUC then transfer
4 Dental Hygienist $ 65,707 Start at IUPUC then transfer
5 Computer Software Engineer $ 72,197 Start at IUPUC then transfer
6 Postsecondary Teacher $ 60,237 Start and finish an undergraduate degree
at IUPUC then transfer for graduate study
7 Plumber $ 50,856
8 Pharmacist $ 110,053 Start at IUPUC then transfer
9 Operating Engineer $ 49,920 Start at IUPUC then transfer
10 Medical Services Manager $ 75, 691 Start at IUPUC then transfer
11 Cost Estimator $ 56,555 Start at IUPUC then transfer
12 Construction Supervisor $ 59,301
13 Social Worker $ 52,478 Start and finish at IUPUC
14 Marketing Specialist $ 49,026 Start and finish at IUPUC
15 Graphic Designer $ 36,005
16 Management Analyst $ 68,307 Start and finish at IUPUC
17 Truck Driver $ 38,730
18 K–12 Teacher $ 47,611 Start and finish at IUPUC
19 Sales Representative: Wholesale
and Manufacturing
$ 53,664 Start and finish at IUPUC
20 Occupational Therapist $ 73,382 Start at IUPUC then transfer
21 Heating, Air Conditioning and
Refrigeration Mechanic
$ 40,914
22 Electrician $ 54,995
23 Construction Superintendent $ 78,333
24 Licensed Practical Nurse $ 38,189
25 Occupational/Physical Therapist Aide $ 50,274 Start at IUPUC then transfer
26 Accountant $ 58,365 Start and finish at IUPUC
27 Sales Representative, Services $ 44,782 Start and finish at IUPUC
28 Computer Systems Analyst $ 69,347 Start at IUPUC then transfer
29 Network Systems and Data
Communication Administrator
$ 61,734 Start at IUPUC then transfer
30 Personal Financial Advisor $ 69,014 Start and finish at IUPUC
31 Dental Assistant $ 34,362
32 Veterinarian $ 77,854 Start at IUPUC then transfer
33 Optometrist $ 78,894 Start at IUPUC then transfer
34 Counselor $ 37,170 Start and finish at IUPUC
35 Information Security Analyst and
Computer Network Architect
$ 66,290 Start at IUPUC then transfer
36 Training and Development Specalist $ 45,656 Start and finish at IUPUC
37 Industrial Machinery Mechanic $ 46,072
38 Radiologic Technician $ 51,542
39 Physician Assistant $ 85,634 Start at IUPUC then transfer
40 Actuary $ 88,920 Start and finish at IUPUC
41 School Administrator $ 64,147 Start and finish at IUPUC
42 Database Administrator $ 64,418 Start at IUPUC then transfer
43 Civil Engineer $ 68,328 Start at IUPUC then transfer
44 Medical Scientist $ 90,085 Start at IUPUC then transfer
45 School Psychologist $ 56,534 Start and finish at IUPUC
46 Cement Mason/Concrete Finisher $ 36,795
47 Boilermaker $ 35,062
48 Brickmason/Blockmason $ 46,301
49 Biomedical Engineer $ 58,656 Start at IUPUC then transfer
50 Dentist $ 163,488 Start at IUPUC then transfer