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Consider the many opportunities in the construction industry while you're determining your next career step. The following sites provide more information on the many different career paths within the construction industry.
This document contains results of research conducted with a wide range of building trades professionals and employers across the state. Careers in the building trades are expected to continue to grow in Iowa, largely due to increased retirements and steady demand for residential, commercial, and infrastructure projects. Advances in technology will also continue to change how we practice these careers that span the more typical skilled trades, but also including design, engineering, architecture, logistics, management, and sales career paths.
Whether you are considering a career in construction or just looking for information on how the industry is advancing, take time to explore BuildIowa.org and you will find what you’re searching for.
Why construction? As baby boomers retire, Iowa’s skilled construction workforce is getting smaller. There are not enough younger employees to take their place. Construction workers are needed now more than ever. Visit We Build Iowa for more information on a career in construction.
Des Moines Public Schools and Central Campus will expand its skilled trades programs beginning in the 2017-2018 school year, creating more opportunities for students seeking employment after high school. The partnership with construction industry leaders and labor organizations creates a Skilled Trades Alliance, with the goal of creating a model program of work-based learning with hands-on applications for students.
Health careers offer many opportunities for people with all kinds of different goals and personalities. No matter your preferences, there’s a health career that could suit you.
This document contains results of research conducted with a wide range of health care providers and employers across the state. Careers in health sciences are expected to continue to grow in Iowa, largely due to an aging population and related health care needs. Much of this growth will include more common occupations, such as doctors and nurses, but also incorporates advances in technology for fast-growing, high-paying areas of diagnostic testing, biotechnology research, and health informatics.
Find the latest health career information and tools to guide you as you prepare for a future in health care, on of the fastest growing, high-demand fields in Iowa.
Nursing is a high-demand occupation. Learn about the different career opportunities in the world of nursing.
Learn about career opportunities in the direct care workforce and find access to various training opportunities including the Prepare to Care training module.
Technological advances and changes to the industry have transformed the way in which manufacturing work is performed and have created a demand for more skilled workers. When planning your career, consider a position in the manufacturing industry.
This document contains results of research conducted at advanced manufacturing employers across the state. Careers in advanced manufacturing are expected to continue to grow in Iowa, largely due to amazing and innovative advances in technologies with robotics, augmented and virtual reality, and 3D printers. This growth will further increase the need for quality advanced manufacturing education and training programs across the state.
Elevate Iowa strives to improve the perception of advanced manufacturing in the state. If you're interested in manufacturing but don't know where to begin visit this site and take their quick self-assessment.
Manufacturing Day addresses common misperceptions about manufacturing by giving manufacturers an opportunity to open their doors and show, in a coordinated effort, what manufacturing is -- and what it isn't. Visit the video page on this site to learn more about the manufacturing industry and the opportunities it has.
Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics (STEM)
Information Technology is a growing industry in Iowa. Do some research and find out if there is an occupation in this industry that suits you!
These documents contain IT career pathways information that show career opportunities for every type of person. Types of occupations include those in infrastructure, application design, programming/development, product development, client relations/customer service, security, data management/strategy, and leadership.
This document contains information and pathways for exciting and well paying career opportunities for every type of person in Energy and Utilities. Types of occupations are spread between six areas: administration & management; customer service & sales; engineering & systems design; installation & maintenance (fleet and facility); plant operations; and transmission & distribution.
Transportation, Distribution, & Logistics (TDL)
There are many different ways to work in transportation, distribution, and logistics to connect our communities with not only one another, but with the rest of the world!
These materials introduce readers to the fast-paced and growing TDL industry and the diverse and interesting careers that play a role in the movement and storage of materials, goods, and people by land, air, rail, and water throughout the state of Iowa.