Improve your LinkedIn advanced search results using 147 industries

June 11th, 2021 - Jacco Valkenburg

When searching for people on LinkedIn it’s sometimes useful to filter your search results on a specific industry. For job seekers it’s useful to search for decision-makers in companies that they prefer to work at and network with people who currently doing your dream job. For recruiters it’s useful to find the ‘perfect’ candidate with industry knowledge.

That is why it is important that you know which industries there are within LinkedIn. LinkedIn categorises people in 17 main categories en 147 industries. This list is not visible in one view, so here’s a complete overview of all industries.

LinkedIn Industry (complete overview)

Agriculture
+ Farming
+ Ranching
+ Dairy
+ Fishery

Arts
+ Motion Pictures and Film
+ Museums and Institutions
+ Fine Art
+ Performing Arts
+ Design
+ Arts and Crafts
+ Music
+ Photography
+ Graphic Design

Construction
+ Construction
+ Building Materials
+ Architecture & Planning
+ Civil Engineering

Consumer Goods
+ Cosmetics
+ Apparel & Fashion
+ Sporting Goods
+ Tobacco
+ Supermarkets
+ Food Production
+ Consumer Electronics
+ Consumer Goods
+ Furniture
+ Retail
+ Wholesale
+ Import and Export
+ Wine and Spirits
+ Luxury Goods & Jewelry

Corporate
+ Management Consulting
+ Marketing and Advertising
+ Market Research
+ Public Relations and Communications
+ Staffing and Recruiting
+ Professional Training & Coaching
+ Security and Investigations
+ Facilities Services
+ Outsourcing/Offshoring
+ Human Resources
+ Business Supplies and Equipment

Educational
+ Primary/Secondary Education
+ Higher Education
+ Education Management
+ Research
+ E-Learning

Finance
+ Banking
+ Insurance
+ Financial Services
+ Real Estate
+ Investment Banking
+ Investment Management
+ Accounting
+ Venture Capital & Private Equity
+ Commercial Real Estate
+ Capital Markets

Government
+ Military
+ Legislative Office
+ Judiciary
+ International Affairs
+ Government Administration
+ Executive Office
+ Law Enforcement
+ Public Safety
+ Public Policy
+ Political Organization
+ Government Relations

High Tech
+ Defense & Space
+ Computer Hardware
+ Computer Software
+ Computer Networking
+ Internet
+ Semiconductors
+ Telecommunications
+ Information Technology and Services
+ Nanotechnology
+ Computer & Network Security
+ Wireless

Legal
+ Law Practice
+ Legal Services
+ Alternative Dispute Resolution

Manufacturing
+ Aviation & Aerospace
+ Automotive
+ Chemicals
+ Machinery
+ Mining & Metals
+ Oil & Energy
+ Shipbuilding
+ Utilities
+ Textiles
+ Paper & Forest Products
+ Railroad Manufacture
+ Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing
+ Plastics
+ Mechanical or Industrial Engineering
+ Renewables & Environment
+ Glass, Ceramics & Concrete
+ Packaging and Containers
+ Industrial Automation

Media
+ Broadcast Media
+ Newspapers
+ Publishing
+ Printing
+ Writing and Editing
+ Online Media
+ Media Production
+ Animation

Medical
+ Biotechnology
+ Medical Practice
+ Hospital & Health Care
+ Pharmaceuticals
+ Veterinary
+ Medical Devices
+ Health, Wellness and Fitness
+ Alternative Medicine
+ Mental Health Care

Non-profit
+ Consumer Services
+ Non-Profit Organization Management
+ Fund-Raising
+ Program Development
+ Think Tanks
+ Philanthropy
+ International Trade and Development

Recreational
+ Entertainment
+ Gambling & Casinos
+ Leisure, Travel & Tourism
+ Hospitality
+ Restaurants
+ Sports
+ Food & Beverages
+ Recreational Facilities and Services
+ Computer Games
+ Events Services

Service
+ Information Services
+ Libraries
+ Environmental Services
+ Individual & Family Services
+ Religious Institutions
+ Civic & Social Organization
+ Translation and Localization

Transportation
+ Package/Freight Delivery
+ Transportation/Trucking/Railroad
+ Warehousing
+ Airlines/Aviation
+ Maritime
+ Logistics and Supply Chain

LinkedIn industry in alphabetical order

1. Accounting
2. Airlines/Aviation
3. Alternative Dispute Resolution
4. Alternative Medicine
5. Animation
6. Apparel & Fashion
7. Architecture & Planning
8. Arts and Crafts
9. Automotive
10. Aviation & Aerospace
11. Banking
12. Biotechnology
13. Broadcast Media
14. Building Materials
15. Business Supplies and Equipment
16. Capital Markets
17. Chemicals
18. Civic & Social Organization
19. Civil Engineering
20. Commercial Real Estate
21. Computer & Network Security
22. Computer Games
23. Computer Hardware
24. Computer Networking
25. Computer Software
26. Construction
27. Consumer Electronics
28. Consumer Goods
29. Consumer Services
30. Cosmetics
31. Dairy
32. Defense & Space
33. Design
34. E-Learning
35. Education Management
36. Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing
37. Entertainment
38. Environmental Services
39. Events Services
40. Executive Office
41. Facilities Services
42. Farming
43. Financial Services
44. Fine Art
45. Fishery
46. Food & Beverages
47. Food Production
48. Fund-Raising
49. Furniture
50. Gambling & Casinos
51. Glass, Ceramics & Concrete
52. Government Administration
53. Government Relations
54. Graphic Design
55. Health, Wellness and Fitness
56. Higher Education
57. Hospital & Health Care
58. Hospitality
59. Human Resources
60. Import and Export
61. Individual & Family Services
62. Industrial Automation
63. Information Services
64. Information Technology and Services
65. Insurance
66. International Affairs
67. International Trade and Development
68. Internet
69. Investment Banking
70. Investment Management
71. Judiciary
72. Law Enforcement
73. Law Practice
74. Legal Services
75. Legislative Office
76. Leisure, Travel & Tourism
77. Libraries
78. Logistics and Supply Chain
79. Luxury Goods & Jewelry
80. Machinery
81. Management Consulting
82. Maritime
83. Market Research
84. Marketing and Advertising
85. Mechanical or Industrial Engineering
86. Media Production
87. Medical Devices
88. Medical Practice
89. Mental Health Care
90. Military
91. Mining & Metals
92. Motion Pictures and Film
93. Museums and Institutions
94. Music
95. Nanotechnology
96. Newspapers
97. Non-Profit Organization Management
98. Oil & Energy
99. Online Media
100. Outsourcing/Offshoring
101. Package/Freight Delivery
102. Packaging and Containers
103. Paper & Forest Products
104. Performing Arts
105. Pharmaceuticals
106. Philanthropy
107. Photography
108. Plastics
109. Political Organization
110. Primary/Secondary Education
111. Printing
112. Professional Training & Coaching
113. Program Development
114. Public Policy
115. Public Relations and Communications
116. Public Safety
117. Publishing
118. Railroad Manufacture
119. Ranching
120. Real Estate
121. Recreational Facilities and Services
122. Religious Institutions
123. Renewables & Environment
124. Research
125. Restaurants
126. Retail
127. Security and Investigations
128. Semiconductors
129. Shipbuilding
130. Sporting Goods
131. Sports
132. Staffing and Recruiting
133. Supermarkets
134. Telecommunications
135. Textiles
136. Think Tanks
137. Tobacco
138. Translation and Localization
139. Transportation/Trucking/Railroad
140. Utilities
141. Venture Capital & Private Equity
142. Veterinary
143. Warehousing
144. Wholesale
145. Wine and Spirits
146. Wireless
147. Writing and Editing

Including number of members in The Netherlands

Out of 8,9M total on 14 June 2021

Accounting (100K+)
Airlines/Aviation (36K+)
Apparel & Fashion (48K+)
Architecture & Planning (49K+)
Arts and Crafts (69K+)
Automotive (100K+)
Aviation & Aerospace (12K+)
Banking (91K+)
Biotechnology (21K+)
Broadcast Media (16K+)
Building Materials (42K+)
Business Supplies and Equipment (9.9K+)
Chemicals (59K+)
Civic & Social Organization (67K+)
Civil Engineering (58K+)
Commercial Real Estate (10K+)
Computer & Network Security (13K+)
Computer Hardware (13K+)
Computer Networking (16K+)
Computer Software (89K+)
Construction (200K+)
Consumer Electronics (18K+)
Consumer Goods (35K+)
Consumer Services (24K+)
Cosmetics (22K+)
Design (69K+)
E-Learning (9.1K+)
Education Management (170K+)
Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing (42K+)
Entertainment (37K+)
Environmental Services (31K+)
Events Services (35K+)
Executive Office (13K+)
Facilities Services (62K+)
Farming (36K+)
Financial Services (150K+)
Fine Art (34K+)
Food & Beverages (56K+)
Food Production (60K+)
Government Administration (160K+)
Graphic Design (30K+)
Health, Wellness and Fitness (85K+)
Higher Education (91K+)
Hospital & Health Care (490K+)
Hospitality (120K+)
Human Resources (86K+)
Individual & Family Services (24K+)
Industrial Automation (30K+)
Information Services (18K+)
Information Technology and Services (240K+)
Insurance (61K+)
International Affairs (8.9K+)
International Trade and Development (21K+)
Internet (62K+)
Investment Banking (3.7K+)
Investment Management (10K+)
Law Enforcement (17K+)
Law Practice (48K+)
Legal Services (50K+)
Legislative Office (3.2K+)
Leisure, Travel & Tourism (48K+)
Logistics and Supply Chain (100K+)
Luxury Goods & Jewelry (6K+)
Machinery (43K+)
Management Consulting (97K+)
Market Research (8.6K+)
Marketing and Advertising (110K+)
Mechanical or Industrial Engineering (100K+)
Media Production (37K+)
Medical Devices (26K+)
Medical Practice (45K+)
Military (26K+)
Mining & Metals (14K+)
Museums and Institutions (12K+)
Nonprofit Organization Management (91K+)
Oil & Energy (78K+)
Online Media (22K+)
Outsourcing/Offshoring (6.7K+)
Packaging and Containers (12K+)
Performing Arts (12K+)
Pharmaceuticals (36K+)
Primary/Secondary Education (150K+)
Professional Training & Coaching (57K+)
Program Development (7.7K+)
Public Relations and Communications (29K+)
Public Safety (23K+)
Publishing (20K+)
Real Estate (73K+)
Renewables & Environment (40K+)
Research (100K+)
Restaurants (28K+)
Retail (220K+)
Security and Investigations (32K+)
Semiconductors (15K+)
Sports (64K+)
Staffing and Recruiting (53K+)
Supermarkets (20K+)
Telecommunications (59K+)
Textiles (18K+)
Transportation/Trucking/Railroad (79K+)
Utilities (18K+)
Venture Capital & Private Equity (3.9K+)
Wholesale (63K+)
Wine and Spirits (4.5K+)

Check also this Dutch list when you are using LinkedIn in Dutch language setting.

Questions?

For more information feel free to contact Jacco Valkenburg, by telephone +31 6 2825 7098 or by e-mail jacco@recruit2.com

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