Industry Categories on LinkedIn

LinkedIn Questions and AnswersI think that this is what you could call at best a functional post … if you were being kind! 🙂

However, it is something that I have been asked about on numerous occasions so I thought that it was time to bite the bullet and put the list together, at least as it currently stands.

What I am talking about is the list of Industries that LinkedIn uses on certain areas of the site and which are designed to allow categorisation and organisation of the industries in which both individuals and companies operate. These are two places where this designation appears and then they are searchable via a couple of different places around the site.

i) Searching for people in certain industry sectors can be done using the “All filters” area of the People search. This can also be done in the specialist premium tools that are Sales Navigator and LinkedIn Recruiter;

ii) Searching for companies in a particular sector cannot, however, be done using the free or the ‘Business Premium’ accounts. As of 2017, this can only be done in teh Sales Navigator and Recruiter accounts.

LinkedIn Industry Sector List

So here goes:

Accounting
Airlines/Aviation
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Alternative Medicine
Animation
Apparel & Fashion
Architecture & Planning
Arts and Crafts
Automotive
Aviation & Aerospace
Banking
Biotechnology
Broadcast Media
Building Materials
Business Supplies and Equipment
Capital Markets
Chemicals
Civic & Social Organization
Civil Engineering
Commercial Real Estate
Computer & Network Security
Computer Games
Computer Hardware
Computer Networking
Computer Software
Construction
Consumer Electronics
Consumer Goods
Consumer Services
Cosmetics
Dairy
Defense & Space
Design
Education Management
E-Learning
Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing
Entertainment
Environmental Services
Events Services
Executive Office
Facilities Services
Farming
Financial Services
Fine Art
Fishery
Food & Beverages
Food Production
Fund-Raising
Furniture
Gambling & Casinos
Glass, Ceramics & Concrete
Government Administration
Government Relations
Graphic Design
Health, Wellness and Fitness
Higher Education
Hospital & Health Care
Hospitality
Human Resources
Import and Export
Individual & Family Services
Industrial Automation
Information Services
Information Technology and Services
Insurance
International Affairs
International Trade and Development
Internet
Investment Banking
Investment Management
Judiciary
Law Enforcement
Law Practice
Legal Services
Legislative Office
Leisure, Travel & Tourism
Libraries
Logistics and Supply Chain
Luxury Goods & Jewelry
Machinery
Management Consulting
Maritime
Marketing and Advertising
Market Research
Mechanical or Industrial Engineering
Media Production
Medical Devices
Medical Practice
Mental Health Care
Military
Mining & Metals
Motion Pictures and Film
Museums and Institutions
Music
Nanotechnology
Newspapers
Nonprofit Organization Management
Oil & Energy
Online Media
Outsourcing/Offshoring
Package/Freight Delivery
Packaging and Containers
Paper & Forest Products
Performing Arts
Pharmaceuticals
Philanthropy
Photography
Plastics
Political Organization
Primary/Secondary Education
Printing
Professional Training & Coaching
Program Development
Public Policy
Public Relations and Communications
Public Safety
Publishing
Railroad Manufacture
Ranching
Real Estate
Recreational Facilities and Services
Religious Institutions
Renewables & Environment
Research
Restaurants
Retail
Security and Investigations
Semiconductors
Shipbuilding
Sporting Goods
Sports
Staffing and Recruiting
Supermarkets
Telecommunications
Textiles
Think Tanks
Tobacco
Translation and Localization
Transportation/Trucking/Railroad
Utilities
Venture Capital & Private Equity
Veterinary
Warehousing
Wholesale
Wine and Spirits
Wireless
Writing and Editing

and take a breath!

I hope that is useful and if LinkedIn adds any more industry names to its list of industries, then I’ll try to keep this updated to match.

Mark White, LinkedIn trainer

Mark White, LinkedIn trainer

My passion is helping companies and individuals to use and APPLY LinkedIn more effectively - that is to use it to develop new business, find a new role, to market yourself, your company and products ... whatever your reason for using LinkedIn is! I run internal workshops for companies looking to bring their key people or teams up to speed and run public courses around the UK.
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