All LinkedIn Industries 2020

Curious about which industries are represented on LinkedIn? Here’s a current list of all Linked Industries in 2020.

There are caveats and specific at the end of this list. Get ready to scroll and check out commentary because we have years of experience using Industry as a query for LinkedIn prospecting.

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
Market Research
Marketing and Advertising
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
Non-Profit 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

Caveats

Industry is completed by the person who creates the LinkedIn Company Page. Some small businesses are not particularly precise in this and others are not careful in choosing the company at which they’re employed.

The biggest example here is Accounting. Accounting is alphabetically first and some careless companies and other “fake” companies are listed as accounting. This results in ample false positives when using Accounting as a filter.

Another fascinating phenomenon is that of “companies of convenience”. These loose affiliations of profiles all work non-traditional job titles (such as “unemployed”) at a myriad of loose pseudo-organizations such as the following:

These false positives are abated with the addition of another filter like “Job Title” or “Seniority Level”. These few duds are rare, but worth noting.

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