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Life Sciences Talent and Workforce

We are committed to training and attracting the next generation of top talent.

From nearby universities to workforce training programs, both Indiana and Fishers heavily invest in our robust talent pipeline. Here in Indiana, 2019 was a record-breaking year—with over 27,000 new jobs committed with record-high average wages and $8.44 billion in capital investment planned by companies launching and growing in our state. And as the global economy continues to evolve, we work with businesses to create a skilled and diverse workforce that suits their needs.

Major Life Sciences Employers

In Central Indiana, the top 10 employers are a part of the health, medical, biomedical, and biotech industries, providing a strong existing workforce in the life sciences.

  1. IU Health University Hospital
  2. St. Vincent Emergency Department
  3. St. Vincent Health Center
  4. Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital
  5. IUPUI
  6. Indiana University Health
  7. IU School of Medicine
  8. Eli Lilly & Company
  9. Eli Lilly International Corporation
  10. Roche Diagnostics Corporation

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Life Science-Related Workforce

Here in Fishers, our local life sciences sector mirrors Indiana’s global success. Across the city, 59% of our labor force works in management, business, and science careers—meaning that the majority of our talent is relevant to your business.

Within a 40-mile radius of Fishers, there are also more than 55,000 people currently employed in life science-related roles. Between this existing pool and our commitment to local education, Fishers is an ideal location to support your business with skilled talent.

Our community benefits from Indiana’s exceptional higher education network.

Throughout Indiana our higher education institutions are uniquely focused on advancing our life sciences industry, awarding a significant number of degrees in biology and health related fields. Across the state, Indiana is home to a network of more than 70 public and private higher education institutions, including some of the world’s greatest research universities. All of our schools are dedicated to creating a skilled workforce of young talent—to help you and other global leaders thrive.

Higher Education Institutions with Top Rated Medical & BioMedical Programs

Approximately  25% of the world’s greatest research universities are located within 500 miles of Indianapolis, providing opportunities for your business to easily access top talent, engage and innovate with universities.

  • Indiana University
  • Purdue University
  • University of Notre Dame
  • Northwestern University
  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • University of Michigan
  • Case Western Reserve
  • Ohio State University
  • University of Illinois
  • Vanderbilt University

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Unique to Fishers

Indiana University

Indiana University is home to the nationally acclaimed Kelley School of Business and the nation’s largest medical school. The Indiana University Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering is one of the world’s largest technology and information schools.

Purdue University

Purdue University offers the nation’s leading graduate program in Analytical Chemistry and the top Agricultural and Biological Engineering program. In 2020, the university ranked 8th in U.S. Public Universities, 3rd in Startup Creation, and 6th in Most Innovative Schools in the U.S.

Life Sciences Related Degrees

From the University of Notre Dame to the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, our local workforce has access to highly ranked biomedical and medical institutions right here in Indiana. Our community also benefits from Ivy Tech, the largest singly-accredited statewide community college system in the United States. They offer 40 locations across Indiana, including one right here in Hamilton County.