Career Colleges and Vocational Schools in Iowa


Trade Schools in Iowa

Iowa has a diverse economy cultivating several industries, including advanced manufacturing, renewable energy, biosciences, information technology, financial services and food manufacturing. According to Iowa Workforce Development, the Hawkeye State will add more than 172,000 jobs -- an increase of nearly 10 percent -- between 2008 and 2018, with professional and related occupations leading the way.

Openings for network systems analysts are forecast to increase at an annual rate of 5.4 percent; for home health aides and physician assistants, 4.3 and 3.5 percent respectively; and for veterinary techs, 3.2 percent. Other positions ranging from financial examiners to heating and air conditioning mechanics are predicted to have similar growth.

Trade schools in Iowa offer a curriculum as diverse as the economy, and you can have your pick of occupations to pursue.

Varied rewards for graduates of trade schools in Iowa

The reasons for recommending Iowa extend beyond the economy and employment opportunities. According to CQ Press, Iowa ranks in the top 10 states for the number of parks, neighborhood safety, high school graduation rates and affordable housing. The same report places Iowa as the second most livable state considering factors ranging from median household income to the number of sunny days, while the U.S. Census Bureau reports that Iowans enjoy the eighth lowest housing costs in the nation.

Trade schools in Iowa can help prepare you for a fulfilling career in the heart of the Midwest.

See also: Universities and Colleges in Iowa

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            Cedar Falls, Iowa www.lajames.net
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