LinkedIn provides over 147 different category options for a user or company’s Industry. I was unable to find any source on LinkedIn, Quora, Reddit, or other sources to recommend the best way to consolidate these, so I created my own sub-categories. In order to make the data more usable, I have consolidated these 147 categories as follows:

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