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Registered nurse tops Indiana’s hottest jobs list this year

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INDIANAPOLIS (Feb. 2, 2015) – If you’re looking for a new job or thinking about switching careers, you should consider nursing. Registered nurse, with a median salary of $57,370 took the top spot in the Hoosier Hot 50 Jobs list just released, Monday.

The list is comprised by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development ranks the most in-demand and high paying careers of today and the next decade. Weighing factors include the number of positions available, the percentage of job growth expected, and the median salary.

“What we want to do… is work with the high schools very closely to make sure that we’re building the skill sets to our career and technical educational programs that are relevant to our private employers,” explained DWD Commissioner Steven J. Braun.

Rounding off the Top Five Hoosier Hot Jobs this year:

Registered Nurse – Median Salary $57,370

K-12 Teacher – Median Salary $49,150

Truck Driver – Median Salary $38,470

Sales Rep, Wholesale and Manufacturing – Median Salary $53,790

General and Operations Manager – Median Salary $90,540

The majority of the jobs on the list this year are STEM-related fields. Manufacturing and healthcare jobs account for nearly half of the list. And all of the jobs require at least a high school diploma and on-the-job training.

The list was unveiled at the J. Everett Light Career Center on the North Central High School grounds.

Washington Township Schools Superintendent Dr. Nikki Woodson said the list is a great tool for her staff to use to guide their students to the best opportunities.

“For students to see these are high profile, high demand jobs in the future I think gets them excited as well as our teaching staff to know they`re preparing students for jobs that are in demand,” she said. “My hope is that when they leave Washington Township, they are prepared for college or career… and we know we have to equip them with 21st century skills to be able to do that.”

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