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Indiana Graduates Make Most Money In Manufacturing

An Indiana University study looked at the top hiring industries as well as how long Indiana graduates tend to stay in the state.

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A study from Indiana University found the education field hired the most graduates, followed by health care services.

Students graduating from public colleges in Indiana are likely to earn the most money in the manufacturing industry, according to an Indiana University report released Wednesday. The study, which looks at graduates of all degree levels, also found that the education and health care fields hire the most total graduates overall.

The study shows approximately six-in-ten bachelor’s degree recipients stay in Indiana one year after graduation. But after five years after graduation, only 43 percent of graduates are still working for an Indiana employer.

The report finds that women are more likely to remain in the state five years after earning their degrees. Six out of 10 females who completed their post-secondary degrees found work in Indiana between 2000 and 2005, compared to only 40 percent of male graduates.

The report, “How Education Pays: The Work Outcomes of Indiana’s Postsecondary Graduates,” uses information from more than 95,00 students who graduated between 2000 and 2005.

Gretchen Frazee

Gretchen Frazee is a reporter/producer for WFIU and WTIU news. Prior to her current role, Frazee worked as the associate online content coordinator for WFIU/WTIU. She graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia where she studied multimedia journalism and anthropology. You can follow her on Twitter @gretchenfrazee.

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