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

Other Career Colleges & Vocational Schools in Iowa

AIB College of Business
Des Moines, Iowa www.aib.edu
American College of Hairstyling
Cedar Rapids, Iowa americancollegeofhair.com
American College of Hairstyling
Des Moines, Iowa americancollegeofhair.com
Capri College
Dubuque, Iowa www.capricollege.com
Capri College
Cedar Rapids, Iowa www.capricollege.com
Capri College
Davenport, Iowa www.capricollege.com
College of Hair Design
Waterloo, Iowa www.chd.net
Davenport Barber Styling College
Davenport, Iowa
Dayton School of Hair Design
Keokuk, Iowa
Dayton School of Hair Design
Burlington, Iowa
E Q School of Hair Design
Council Bluffs, Iowa www.eqschool.net
Faust Institute of Cosmetology
Storm Lake, Iowa www.faustinstitute.com
Faust Institute of Cosmetology
Spirit Lake, Iowa www.faustinstitute.com
Hamilton Technical College
Davenport, Iowa www.hamiltontechcollege.com
Iowa Health - Des Moines School of Radiologic Technology
Des Moines, Iowa www.iowahealth.org
Iowa School of Beauty
Marshalltown, Urbandale (Des Moines), Ottumwa, Sioux City, Iowa www.iowaschoolofbeauty.com
Iowa School of Beauty
Urbandale, Iowa www.iowaschoolofbeauty.com
Iowa School of Beauty
Ottumwa, Iowa www.iowaschoolofbeauty.com
Iowa School of Beauty
Sioux City, Iowa www.iowaschoolofbeauty.com
La James College of Hairstyling and Cosmetology
Mason City, Iowa www.lajames.net
La James International College
Cedar Falls, Iowa www.lajames.net
La James International College
Johnston, Iowa www.lajames.net
La James International College
Fort Dodge, Iowa www.lajames.net
La James International College
Davenport, Iowa www.lajames.net
La James International College
Iowa City, Iowa www.lajames.net
Mercy / St. Luke's School of Radiologic Technology
Cedar Rapids, Iowa www.isrt.org/mstl.htm
Mercy College of Health Sciences
Des Moines, Iowa www.mchs.edu
St. Luke's College
Sioux City, Iowa www.stlukescollege.edu
Total Look School of Cosmetology & Massage Therapy
Cresco, Iowa