Interested in a career in life sciences or healthcare? Find resources and career pathways to make your next step here.

More Than
2,150+
Companies

A Growing Industry

Indiana has one of the largest life sciences industries in the nation. In Hendricks County alone, there are three health systems, dozens of pharmacies, laboratories, and countless other employers with healthcare and life science job openings and career opportunities. Each of these companies is looking for employees interested in learning the skills, getting certified, and becoming credentialed to fill these jobs. People with the right skills are very much in need—and organizations here in Hendricks County are actively seeking people to fill in-demand roles.

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Dynamic Careers

Healthcare and life sciences careers might bring to mind nurses and doctors in hospitals, but there are more roles in the market than you’ve imagined. From cardiac sonographers to pharmacy technicians, career paths in healthcare are as varied as the companies that employ them. While some are focused on hands-on patient care, others are a fit for people who enjoy customer service or are interested in technology. What they all have in common is a high potential for growth for those who continue learning and moving up the career ladder.

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Why Choose a Career In Healthcare or Life Sciences?

Careers in healthcare can be a rewarding way to help people while also being part of an in-demand workforce. Jobs in this industry have competitive salaries, job security, and traditional and non-traditional work schedules in a variety of workplace settings. With any role in the life sciences you have multiple paths for growth. Training and certifications can help you advance at many points in your career path with highly transferable skills. Healthcare is a growing industry, especially in Hendricks County. Join an industry that offers roles for every interest, education level, and pay range—all while helping your community get and stay healthy.

HIGH-DEMAND POSITIONS

GROWING LABOR MARKET

Job Stability

Training and certifications often covered by tuition reimbursement

TRANSFERABLE SKILLS

COMPETITIVE SALARIES & BENEFITS

Close to Home in
Hendricks County

COMMUNITY FOCUSED

Careers in healthcare can be a rewarding way to help people while also being part of an in-demand workforce. Jobs in this industry have competitive salaries, job security, and traditional and non-traditional work schedules in a variety of workplace settings. With any role in the life sciences you have multiple paths for growth. Training and certifications can help you advance at many points in your career path with highly transferable skills. Healthcare is a growing industry, especially in Hendricks County. Join an industry that offers roles for every interest, education level, and pay range—all while helping your community get and stay healthy.

Healthcare and Life Sciences Career Pathways

Chances are that for every job you know of in healthcare, there are twenty more specialists, technicians, and support team members working behind the scenes to enable their work to be done. We’re highlighting a few of the career pathways, but there are so many opportunities for careers in this growing and in-demand sector. That’s one of the exciting aspects of the healthcare and life sciences industry—whole teams of Hoosiers collaborating to care for the community in their own, specific way.

View Nursing Path

Nursing

Job Opportunities

1. Certified Nursing Assistant 2. Registered Nurse
3. Critical Care Nurse 4. Nurse Practitioner

Education Journey
CNA Certificate Master's Degree
Direct Patient Care
$28-118k Salary Range
YES NO
Certification To Start?
View Entry-Level Specialist Path

Entry-level Specialist

Job Opportunities

1.Patient Transporter 2.A Certified Surgical Tech 2B EKG Technologist/Tec 2C Emergency Medical Tech (EMT) 2D Hemodialysis Tech

Education Journey
Phlebotomy Certificate Specialty Certificate
Direct Patient Care/
Imaging and Diagnostics
$19-49k Salary Range
YES NO
Certification to Start?
View Example Office Staff Path

Office Staff

Job Opportunities

1. Medical Secretary/Receptionist 2. Medical Assistant Tech 3. Health Information Management (HIM) Tech 4. Health Information Management (HIM Manager)

Education Journey
Highschool Diploma Bachelor's Degree
Health Informatics/
Business
$33-130k Salary Range
YES NO
Certification To Start?
View Support Services Path

Support Services

Job Opportunities

1. Housekeeping 2. Health Maintenance Technician
3.Biomedical Equipment Technician

Education Journey
High School Diploma Associate Degree
Facility / Support Services
$21-65k Salary Range
YES NO
Certification To Start?

If you’re interested in seeing what some of the career paths within the life sciences and healthcare look like, download the document below.

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Where to Start Your Research

The healthcare and life sciences industry is complex, fast-paced, and growing rapidly. But there are lots of organizations that are looking to help people like you get into the industry. From education and training partners to job boards and hiring partners, find what you need to get to the next step in your healthcare career.

Explore Health Careers

An online guide to careers in health care.

Hendricks Regional Health Careers

Find a career with Hendricks Regional Health.

IU Health Careers

Find a career with IU Health.

Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech offers associate’s degrees and certificate programs in healthcare for roles such as certified nursing aide, medical coding, and pharmacy technician.

Next Level Jobs grant funding

Including practical nursing, pharmacy technology, substance abuse, and pre-veterinary technology.

MADE@Plainfield

The collaboration between the Town of Plainfield, area schools and education institutions, and employers, MADE@Plainfield offers training and degree programs for adults of all ages to support job and career success.

Wayne Township Adult Basic Education

Access courses for a high school equivalency (HSE) to career training—with scholarships available.

Vincennes University

VU offers specific certificates in healthcare and life sciences that are covered by the Next Level Jobs grant funding, including practical nursing, pharmacy technology, substance abuse, and pre-veterinary technology.

Explore Health Careers

An online guide to careers in health care.

Hendricks Regional Health Careers

Find a career with Hendricks Regional Health.

IU Health Careers

Find a career with IU Health.

Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech offers associate’s degrees and certificate programs in healthcare for roles such as certified nursing aide, medical coding, and pharmacy technician.

Next Level Jobs grant funding

Including practical nursing, pharmacy technology, substance abuse, and pre-veterinary technology.

MADE@Plainfield

The collaboration between the Town of Plainfield, area schools and education institutions, and employers, MADE@Plainfield offers training and degree programs for adults of all ages to support job and career success.

Wayne Township Adult Basic Education

Access courses for a high school equivalency (HSE) to career training—with scholarships available.

Vincennes University

VU offers specific certificates in healthcare and life sciences that are covered by the Next Level Jobs grant funding, including practical nursing, pharmacy technology, substance abuse, and pre-veterinary technology.

Family Promise of Hendricks County

Those experiencing financial hardship in Hendricks County can access affordable housing, child care, transportation, employment assistance, and life skills at two resource centers.

Hendricks County Community Foundations

HCCF offers scholarships for residents of Hendricks County.

Next Level Jobs

This state initiative provides free job training for Hoosiers, including granting money to cover the costs of training and credentialing programs for specific healthcare and life sciences roles at a free or reduced cost.

visit Hendricks County

Learn more about Hendricks County.

WorkOne

Indiana Department of Workforce Development’s employment and careers services staff can help you find a new or better job.

Family Promise of Hendricks County

Those experiencing financial hardship in Hendricks County can access affordable housing, child care, transportation, employment assistance, and life skills at two resource centers.

Hendricks County Community Foundations

HCCF offers scholarships for residents of Hendricks County.

Next Level Jobs

This state initiative provides free job training for Hoosiers, including granting money to cover the costs of training and credentialing programs for specific healthcare and life sciences roles at a free or reduced cost.

visit Hendricks County

Learn more about Hendricks County.

WorkOne

Indiana Department of Workforce Development’s employment and careers services staff can help you find a new or better job.

Hendricks College Network Can Help You Get Started

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Hendricks College Network exists to help overcome those obstacles by connecting people and organizations with educational programs, resources, and information. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, we serve as a post-secondary education resource for area residents, businesses, and community organizations. We connect the community with opportunities through education and training by offering support for and access to post-secondary education. Our hope is that we can connect community members with training, education, and certification partners that can equip them to launch successful careers with Hendricks County employers looking to hire for in-demand roles.

Grants for Healthcare Training Are Available

Indiana is actively investing in getting Hoosiers into the rapidly growing healthcare and life sciences industry. This includes paying the full tuition for qualifying high-value certifications and training programs through Indiana’s Workforce Readiness Grants. To be eligible, you must be a U.S. citizen with a high school diploma or the equivalent, and sign up for these specific certifications through eligible providers. See what training and certifications are covered by the grants and how to apply through Next Level Jobs.

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Still Have Questions?

Career paths in the healthcare industry are varied, the opportunities are endless, and the certifications needed to make the first step can launch your career in multiple directions. If you’re looking for additional information on what you need to take the next step, get in touch with us. An HCN staff member can get you heading in the right direction.

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