Indianapolis Vocational Schools, Trade Schools and Technical Schools

Perhaps because of its big town opportunities and small town atmosphere, Indianapolis' population continues a steady climb: from 820,442 in 2010 to 843,393 in 2013. Meanwhile, the Indianapolis unemployment rate has been on a steady decline, from 6.2 percent in November 2013 to 5 percent in April 2014. Industries in Indianapolis displaying job growth from November 2013 to April 2014 include construction, business services, and leisure and travel. Here are a few of the Indianapolis occupations that were strong in May 2013, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov):

  • Health care support: 24,710
  • Construction and extraction: 33,290
  • Business and financial operations: 47,760
  • Transportation and material moving: 86,400

According to Indy Partnership, some of the Indianapolis region's largest employers as of 2014 included:

  • Eli Lilly and Company, pharmaceutical manufacturing: 10,500 employees
  • Rolls Royce, gas turbine engine manufacturing: 4,100 employees
  • Roche Diagnostics, medical diagnostic devices: 3,000 employees
  • Chase, banking and financial services: 3,810 employees

Regardless of where your career aspirations lie, you may wish to enhance your career by earning a certificate, diploma or degree at one of Indianapolis's trade schools or technical schools. Local vocational schools offer numerous courses and programs to help support these varied employment sectors by striving to train a skilled work force. The BLS puts the annual mean wage in Indianapolis at $44,740 in May 2013 and reports the following figures for annual mean wages in important Indianapolis sectors in May 2013:

  • Medical transcriptionists: $33,570
  • Licensed practical nurses: $42,170
  • Computer user support: $45,700
  • Paralegal and legal assistants: $45,700
  • Executive secretaries and administrative assistants: $46,060
  • Automotive service technicians and mechanics: $46,690
  • Construction and building inspectors: $47,120
  • Electrical and electronic repairers, commercial and industrial equipment: $52,250

Whether you're just starting your career or need to take it to the next level, Indianapolis vocational, trade and technical schools may have a program to accommodate your budget and schedule.


Indianapolis-Carmel, IN, Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates, May 2013, http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_26900.htm#00-0000

Indianapolis, Indiana, Sate & County QuickFacts, U.S. Census, June 11, 2014, http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/18/1836003.html

Leading Employers, Indy Partnership, 2014, http://www.indypartnership.com/Leading-Employers.aspx

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