Future Ready Iowa Last-Dollar Scholarship/Iowa Grants: High Demand Occupations 2019

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07/23/2019
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Future Ready Iowa Last-Dollar Scholarship 

High Demand Occupations 2019

2018 Iowa Wage Report Entry Level Hourly Wages & Annual Salaries 

FutureReadyIowa.gov 

Healthcare & Biosciences

  • Agricultural and Food Science Technicians* ($14.83/$30,841)
  • Biological Technicians ($14.93/$31,063) 
  • Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians ($15.02/$31,244)
  • Chemical Technicians ($14.40/$29,960) 
  • Dental Assistants ($15.59/$32,420)
  • Dental Hygienists ($27.09/$56,344) 
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonographers ($24.66/$51,301) 
  • Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics ($11.30/$23,496) 
  • Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health ($16.50/$34,310)
  • Health Technologists and Technicians ($14.49/$30,148) 
  • Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses ($16.59/$34,507) 
  • Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians ($15.29/$31,801)
  • Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians (N/A)
  • Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists ($15.69/$32,644) 
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants ($21.12/$43,936)
  • Physical Therapist Assistants ($17.54/$$36,475) 
  • Radiologic Technologists ($19.36/$40,264) 
  • Registered Nurses ($21.30/$44,294) 
  • Respiratory Therapists ($21.04/$43,754) 
  • Surgical Technologists ($16.01/$33,306) 

Information Technology

  • Computer Network Support Specialists ($17.64/$$36,689)
  • Computer Occupations, All Other ($22.27/$46,325) 
  • Computer Programmers ($23.62/$49,121) 
  • Computer Systems Analysts ($28.07/$58,392)
  • Computer User Support Specialists ($14.98/$31,164) 
  • Network and Computer Systems Administrators ($24.52/$50,992)
  • Web Developers ($15.59/$32,436) 

Advanced Manufacturing Production, Installation, & Maintenance

  • Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal and Plastic ($15.66/$32,566) 
  • Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic ($14.62/$30,411) 
  • Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers ($24.18/$50,293) 
  • Engine and Other Machine Assemblers ($16.57/$34,462) 
  • Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians ($15.08/$31,372) 
  • Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers ($15.65/$32,550)
  • Industrial Machinery Mechanics ($18.28/$38,023) 
  • Maintenance Workers, Machinery ($15.60/$32,442)
  • Millwrights ($18.57/$38,622) 
  • Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines ($17.80/$37,023)
  • Plant and System Operators ($17.23/$35,831) 
  • Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers ($17.44/$36,269) 
  • Tool and Die Makers ($18.24/$37,948) 
  • Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers ($14.56/$30,283) 
  • Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders ($14.72/$30,625) 
  • Wind Turbine Service Technicians ($19.58/$40,725)

Construction & Engineering 

  • Architectural and Civil Drafters ($17.93/$37,285) 
  • Carpenters ($14.65/$30,469) 
  • Civil Engineering Technicians ($16.21/$33,717) 
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians ($21.06/$43,797) 
  • Electricians ($16.68/$34,701) 
  • Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other ($19.58/$40,728) 
  • Mechanical Drafters ($17.06/$35,488) 
  • Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators ($16.12/$33,533) 
  • Pipelayers ($16.90/$35,156) 
  • Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters ($15.59/$32,434) 
  • Sheet Metal Workers ($14.69/$30,549)
  • Structural Iron and Steel Workers ($17.77/$36,951) 

Criteria: 

  • With few exceptions, 33.3% or higher of people employed in the occupation with educational attainment of Some College, No Degree or Associate's Degree
  • Entry-level wage of $14.00 or higher (Iowa Wage Report, 2017 Entry Level Wage)
  • Doesn't typically require work experience for entry

For more details about these occupations visit IowaCareerCoach.gov


Sources: 
  • State of Iowa Occupational Projections - www.iowalmi.gov/occproj
  • 2017 Iowa Wage Report (State of Iowa) - www.iowalmi.gov/iawagereport
  • U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (national) - https://www.bls.gov/emp/tables/educational-attainment.htm
  • Iowa Registered Apprenticeship Sponsor List - www.earnandlearniowa.gov 

Future Ready Iowa, Iowa Grant 

High Demand Occupations 2019

2018 Iowa Wage Report Entry Level Hourly Wages & Annual Salaries 

FutureReadyIowa.gov 

Management, Business, & Financial Operations

  • Accountants and Auditors* ($20.40/$42,432) 
  • Construction Managers ($25.60/$53,254) 
  • Cost Estimators ($20.09/$41,795) 
  • Credit Analysts ($20.87/$43,411) 
  • Financial Analysts ($25.14/$52,292) 
  • Financial Examiners ($24.04/$50,009) 
  • Financial Specialists ($19.78/$41,133) 
  • Loan Officers ($19.52/$40,601) 
  • Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists ($17.34/$36,076)
  • Personal Financial Advisors ($19.77/$41,112) 
  • Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products ($21.43/$44,574) 
  • Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents ($15.83/$32,928) 

Information Technology & Mathematics

  • Actuaries ($31.01/$64,691)
  • Computer Network Support Specialists ($17.64/$36,689)
  • Computer Occupations, All Other ($22.27/$46,325) 
  • Computer Programmers ($23.62/$49,121)
  • Computer Systems Analysts ($28,07/$58,392) 
  • Computer User Support Specialists ($14.98/$31,164) 
  • Database Administrators ($26.92/$55,992) 
  • Network and Computer Systems Administrators ($24.52/$50,992) 
  • Operations Research Analysts ($27.08/$56,336) 
  • Software Developers, Applications ($29.05/$60,425) 

Education

  • Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School (N/A/$28,963)
  • Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School ($20.37/$42,376)
  • Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education ($18.40/$38,277) 
  • Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education ($18.13/$37,708)
  • Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education ($18.50/$38,482) 
  • Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education ($18.83/$39,160) 
  • Special Education Teachers, All Other ($23.07/$47,993) 
  • Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School ($19.79/$41,171) 
  • Special Education Teachers, Middle School ($20.01/$41,616)
  • Special Education Teachers, Preschool ($16.98/$35,308) 
  • Special Education Teachers, Secondary School ($20.36/$42,341) 
  • Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary ($15.09/$31,397) 

Healthcare & Biosciences

  • Registered Nurses ($21.30/$44,294) 
  • Social Workers ($19.51/$40,574) 

Engineering

  • Agricultural Engineers ($31.53/$65,581) 
  • Computer Hardware Engineers ($32.40/$67,399) 
  • Electrical Engineers ($30.83/$64,120) 
  • Industrial Engineers ($27.61/$57,438) 
  • Mechanical Engineers ($24.59/$51,152) 

Criteria: 

  • With few exceptions, 33.3% or higher of people employed in the occupation with educational attainment of Bachelor's Degree or higher
  • Entry-level wage of $14.00 or higher (Iowa Wage Report, 2017 Entry Level Wage)
  • Doesn't typically require work experience for entry
  • Doesn't typically require a doctoral or professional degree

For more details about these occupations visit IowaCareerCoach.gov


Sources: 
  • State of Iowa Occupational Projections - www.iowalmi.gov/occproj
  • 2017 Iowa Wage Report (State of Iowa) - www.iowalmi.gov/iawagereport
  • U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (national) - https://www.bls.gov/emp/tables/educational-attainment.htm
  • Iowa Registered Apprenticeship Sponsor List - www.earnandlearniowa.gov 

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