Find a Career

Find a Career

What Kinds of Jobs Are Out There, And How Can I Find Them?

You’ll spend a lot of time in your career, so it makes sense to spend some time thinking about it. Finding a job that you’re a natural fit for will help you feel more satisfied in your career. Everyone is different, and has different strengths and skills.

Check out some of the pages listed here to learn more about how your skills align with your goals, and find out how your personality style can lead you to the perfect career.

What is the Most Important Factor in Job Satisfaction?

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The chart above shows there are a lot of things to consider when planning for your career. Don’t forget to think about how many hours you want to work and how much money you want to make. How much time do you want to spend in school? What kinds of degrees are required for certain jobs? Finding the perfect career means balancing these questions with the things you are good at and enjoy doing.

It’s a good idea to look for careers that are hiring people, so you can put your hard-earned degree to work for you.

Depending on where you want to work, some jobs are more in-demand than others.

Here in Indiana, some of the fastest growing careers include registered nurses, teachers, welders and machinists. Visit Indiana Career Ready to see an overview of the fastest growing careers in Indiana along with average salaries and degree requirements.

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What Types of Career Should I Look For?

Your strengths and interests are often suited for a particular industry or career cluster. Your skills may be useful in more than one industry – or in multiple careers within the same industry. The Indiana Department of Education identifies 12 career clusters, along with pathways, to help you determine which high school and college courses you should take to get there.

You can preview the clusters below and see a sample of the careers in each cluster, or visit the Indiana Department of Education website to learn more. Remember, making the right choice today can eliminate tough choices in the future.

Agriculture

The agriculture field is all about producing, processing, and distributing items like food, natural resources and horticulture. CAREERS INCLUDE: farmer, packaging engineer, florist, pest control manager

Architecture

Careers in architecture and construction include designing, building and maintaining residential, commercial and other buildings. CAREERS INCLUDE: general contractor, architect, property manager

Arts & Communication

A career in the arts is a creative path. You may be designing, writing, performing or creating films and other multimedia content. CAREERS INCLUDE: graphic designer, journalist, videographer

Business

Careers in business involve planning, organizing and directing businesses to sell products or services and make a profit. CAREERS INCLUDE: account manager, marketing executive, entrepreneur

Education & Training

Careers in education allow you to prepare students for their future. This can include teaching, planning, training or providing other support. CAREERS INCLUDE: teacher, school administrator, special needs educator, training coordinator

Health Sciences

The health science field is about helping people thrive in life. This includes bio-research of new drugs, diagnostics and health management. CAREERS INCLUDE: physical therapist, hospital administrator, nurse, physician

Hospitality & Human Resources

The hospitality field focuses on the management and operations of restaurants, lodging and recreation. Human services focuses on emotional care. CAREERS INCLUDE: hotel manager, chef, counselor, social worker

Information Technology

Careers in IT focus on the design, development and support of hardware, software and multimedia, often for large companies. CAREERS INCLUDE: software developer, programmer, IT manager

Manufacturing

Manufacturing involves turning raw materials into final products. This includes production planning, quality, maintenance and engineering. CAREERS INCLUDE: quality control manager, production supervisor, machinist

Public Safety

Public Safety careers involve planning and providing for people’s safety, often in emergency situations. CAREERS INCLUDE: policeman, fireman, EMT/paramedic

S.T.E.M

S.T.E.M. stands for science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Careers in this cluster require being skilled in logic and reasoning. CAREERS INCLUDE: engineer, chemist, microbiologist

Transportation

Transportation careers include planning and managing the movement of people, materials and goods by road, pipeline, air, rail and water. CAREERS INCLUDE: pilot, logistics supervisor, automotive technician

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