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Indiana Vocational and Technical Schools

The state of Indiana is one of the country's largest industrial and manufacturing centers, particularly in the fields of automobile assembly, life sciences, steel production, energy and national security, the Indiana Economic Development Corporation reports. Many of the country's top advanced-manufacturing companies are headquartered in Indiana, including Steel Dynamics, ArcelorMittal, Allison Transmission, Rolls-Royce, Roche, Cummins and Toyota. Companies are drawn to the state due to its robust and centrally located transportation network, low business tax rates, favorable business environment and skilled workforce.

Students who wish to enter Indiana's workforce may wish to enroll in Indiana vocational schools or Indiana trade schools to prepare to work in one of Indiana's busy sectors. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov), the following sectors showed strongest employment in the state in May of 2014:

  • Manufacturing: 502,800 jobs
  • Trade, transportation and utilities: 567,400 jobs
  • Government: 423,700 jobs
  • Professional and business services: 316,500 jobs
  • Education and health services: 442,900 jobs

Indiana also is home to several leading research and educational facilities, including University of Notre Dame and Purdue University.

Indiana economy, population and jobs

Indiana had an estimated population of 6.57 million in 2013, the U.S. Census Bureau reports, up 1.3 percent from 2010. Median household income from 2008 through 2012 was just over $48,000 annually. Indiana has a presence in just about every industry imaginable, according to the state's economic development group, including production of rubber, petroleum, transportation equipment, coal products, heavy machinery and batteries. The Calumet region in northwestern Indiana is the largest steel-producing region in the U.S. Steel products are shipped via the Grand Calumet River to Lake Michigan.

The BLS reports May 2013 median hourly wages for the following jobs in the state, each of which rank among Indiana's larger employment groups:

  • Heavy duty tractor-trailer drivers and haulers: $18.49
  • Assemblers: $13.18
  • Machinists: $18.42
  • Paralegals: $18.28
  • Electricians: $29
  • Public relations specialists: $22.23

Students who wish to pursue careers in these in-demand fields and others may wish to enroll in Indiana vocational schools or Indiana trade schools to train for a real-world career.

Sources:

"Indiana State & County QuickFacts," U.S. Census Bureau, 2012, http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/18000.html

Industry Sectors, Indiana State Development Corporation, accessed July 1, 2014, http://iedc.in.gov/indiana-info/industry-sectors

"Indiana Economy at a Glance," U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2014, http://www.bls.gov/eag/eag.in.htm

"Indiana State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates," U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2013, http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_in.htm

Vocational Schools in Indiana
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Indianapolis: 7225 Winton Drive Building 128 Indianapolis, IN 46268

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Programs : Baking & Pastry (AS), Culinary Management (BS), Interior Design (BFA), and more..

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Indianapolis: 3500 Depauw Blvd., Suite 1010 Indianapolis, IN 46268

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Programs : Associate Degree in Nursing, Medical Assistant, Dental Assistant, and more..

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Indianapolis: 9001 N. Wesleyan Road Suite 101 Indianapolis, IN 46268

Advance your career with training from MyComputerCareer.com.

Programs : MCITP Database Design and Development, Information Technology Systems Administrator, Information Technology Systems Engineer, and more..

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Indianapolis: 8909 Purdue Road Suite 100 Indianapolis, IN 46268

At University of Phoenix, we believe everyone deserves access to higher education.

Programs : B.S. in Environmental Science, Doctor of Education/Educational Leadership, Doctor of Education/Curriculum and Instruction, and more..

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Online: Online, IN

Indianapolis: 7999 Knue Road Suite 150 Indianapolis, IN 46250

Greenwood: 3209 West Smith Valley Road Suite 214 & 215 Greenwood, IN 46142

Everest University Online, a Division of Everest University, makes career training convenient and accessible. With courses tailored for working students and others who need a more flexible class schedule, Everest University Online allows students to learn from home and offers the same well-respected curriculum available at a traditional campus.

Programs : Criminal Justice (Associate's), Applied Management (Associate's), Criminal Justice (Master's), and more..

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Santa Ana: Santa Ana, CA

Whether you want to train for a new career, advance within your current company, or simply learn new skills to stay competitive in today's job market, Allied's distance education training can help!

Programs : Medical Coding, Medical Billing, Pharmacy Technician Program, and more..

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Laguna Hills: 22952 Alcalde Drive Laguna Hills, CA 92653

Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education.

Programs : BS in Early Childhood Development, MS in Psychology - Addictions, AAS in Business Administration - Small Business Management, and more..

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Are you interested in pursuing a high-tech career? Getting an education from ITT Tech is a great place to start!

Programs : BS - Project Management and Administration: IT Option, AS - Graphic Communications and Design, AS - Paralegal, and more..

Campus Locations :

: 9511 Angola Court , IN 46268

Indianapolis: 2525 N. Shadeland Ave., Ste 103 Indianapolis, IN 46219

South Bend: 17390 Dugdale Drive, Suite 100 South Bend, IN 46635

Fort Wayne: 2810 Dupont Commerce Court Fort Wayne, IN 46825

Merrillville: 8488 Georgia Street Merrillville, IN 46410

Newburgh: 10999 Stahl Road Newburgh, IN 47630

Carmel: 1289 City Center Drive, Suite 100 Carmel, IN 46032

Learning at Full Sail University has always centered around interaction and the exchange of ideas. Our online curriculum fully embraces this philosophy.

Programs : Creative Writing, Master of Fine Arts (Online), Entertainment Business, Master of Science (Online), Music Business, Bachelor of Science (Online), and more..

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