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Empire Beauty Schools

Empire Beauty Schools offers hands-on experience in cosmetology, skincare, and cosmetology education at all of their locations.
  • 3810 E Southport Rd. Indianapolis, IN 46237
  • 5750A Crawfordsville Rd. Speedway, IN 46224
  • Cosmetology and Barbering

FORTIS College

FORTIS provides people with a quality post-secondary education. The school has locations in 15 states that offer diploma and degree programs. These include accredited tracks in healthcare, business, technology, and other trades. Specific options vary by campus. The college also has online courses. This allows busy students the flexibility to complete their schooling at a pace that works for them. Attendees can earn associate’s degrees in business, human resources, or marketing.
  • 9001 N. Wesleyan Rd., Suite 101 Indianapolis, IN 46268
  • Business, Computer and Information Technology, Cosmetology and Barbering, Healthcare and Nursing, HVAC and Building Services, Trucking and Transportation

Hondros College of Nursing

Hondros College of Nursing, originally established in 1981 as a real estate preparatory school, transitioned to a prominent nursing education provider by 2006, now offering diplomas and degrees in nursing. The institution, acquired by American Public Education, Inc. in 2013, has expanded its footprint with new campuses in Maumee, Indianapolis, and Akron, reflecting its dedication to providing accessible, high-quality nursing education. The college supports flexible class schedules and online or hybrid learning options, integrated with essential hands-on training through externships and clinical experiences to prepare students for real-world nursing roles. Hondros College of Nursing is accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools and the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation, ensuring it meets rigorous educational standards. With an 82% acceptance rate and no SAT/ACT requirement, the college emphasizes accessibility and offers various financial aid options to assist students with tuition costs.
  • 3500 Depauw Blvd., Suite 1070 Indianapolis, IN 46268
  • Healthcare and Nursing

International Business College

Indiana-based International Business College offers in depth training programs for Medical Assisting and Veterinary Technology designed to prepare students for their respective certification exams. Courses are held in labs with facilities designed to mimic the real world. The school provide housing. It is accredited by the ACCSC.

  • 7205 Shadeland Station Indianapolis, IN 46256
  • Business, Computer and Information Technology, Criminal Justice and Law, Graphics, Design, and Arts, Healthcare and Nursing, Veterinary Services

Lincoln Tech

Now with over 20 locations across the United States, Lincoln Tech opened its first New Jersey campus in 1946. Specializing in hands-on technical career training, degree programs include automotive, health sciences, culinary arts, cosmetology, and other skilled trades. Educators work hard to give learners the practical skills needed to succeed in new vocations.
  • 7225 Winton Dr., Building 128 Indianapolis, IN 46268
  • Automotive, Computer and Information Technology, Culinary Arts and Restaurant Management, Healthcare and Nursing, HVAC and Building Services, Machine Operation, Trucking and Transportation


MyComputerCareer (formerly TechSkills) provides career training courses in in the fields of healthcare, business, and information technology. Students can attend classes at one of the schools' locations in Ohio, Indiana, Texas or North Carolina.

  • 8909 Purdue Rd, Suite 100 Indianapolis, IN 46268
  • Computer and Information Technology, Healthcare and Nursing

Paul Mitchell Schools

There are more than 100 Paul Mitchell Schools nationwide that prepare future professionals for careers in the beauty industry. Students can learn in-demand skills to become cosmetologists, barbers, estheticians and nail designers.
  • 8751 US-31 Indianapolis, IN 46227
  • 7990 Broadway Merrillville, IN 46410
  • Cosmetology and Barbering

Ross Medical Education Center

The Ross Medical Education Center offers training in a variety of disciplines, including Nursing, Medical Assisting, and Dental Assisting. In addition to the 40 campuses across the U.S., online associate’s degrees are available. Scheduling is flexible so that enrollees can balance personal responsibilities.
  • 227 N Green River Rd. Evansville, IN 47715
  • 4122 Lima Rd., Unit A-5 Fort Wayne, IN 46805
  • 445 E University Dr. Granger, IN 46530
  • 196 E Southway Blvd. Kokomo, IN 46902
  • 411 W Riggin Rd. Muncie, IN 47303
  • 2621 Maple Point Dr. Lafayette, IN 47905
  • Healthcare and Nursing, Veterinary Services


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Career Outlook in Indiana

Indiana’s trade schools offer the professional training and experience needed for today’s in-demand jobs. With an average annual salary of about $46,000, and several thriving industries, Indiana is a great place to live and work.

Due to a projected increase in employment, Indiana’s workforce is on track to grow nearly 37% by 2026. Office and administrative careers are expected to show the largest growth, making up roughly 426,000 employed residents. These employees are responsible for managing day-to-day business, interfacing with clients, and clerical work.

Industry Growth in Indiana

According to the Indiana Department of Workforce Development, the health care and social assistance industry is projected to see a significant 15% growth by 2028. This will add nearly 65,000 positions to the expanding field. These jobs focus on everything from offering medical services at professional facilities to aiding patient’s in their homes.