Ten Fast Growing Jobs in Iowa | Projections

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Ten Fast Growing Jobs in Iowa | Long-term Projections through 2018*

1.  Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers

 In Iowa, there was a 2008 base of 8,370 in this field, with a projected increase of 1,740 to a high of 10,110 (increase of 20.8%).  The average annual number of job openings is reported at 400.

Ten Fast Growing Jobs in Iowa | Projections2.  Registered Nurses 

In Iowa, there was a 2008 base of 32,460 in this field, with a projected increase of 7,660 to a high of 40,110 (increase of 23.6%). The average annual number of job openings is 1,350. 

3.  Personal Care Aides

 In Iowa, there was a 2008 base of 5,790 in this field, with a projected 64.4% increase to 9,510 (increase of 3,730).  The average annual number of job openings is 420.

 4.  Computer and Information Systems Managers

 In Iowa, there was a 2008 base of 2,230 in this field, with a projected increase to a high of 2,800 (up 560 or 25.2%).  The average annual number of job openings was reported to be 90.

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5.  Rehabilitation Counselors

 In Iowa, there was a 2008 base of 2,430 in this field, with a projected increase of 670 to a high of 3,100 (increase of 27.6%).  The average annual number of job openings is reported at 120.

6.  Financial Analysts

 In Iowa, there was a 2008 base of 1,920 in this field, with a projected increase of 490 to a high of 2,420 (increase of 25.6%). The average annual number of job openings is 90. 

7.  Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters

 In Iowa, there was a 2008 base of 6,240 in this field, with a projected 24.2% increase to 7,750 (increase of 1,510).  The average annual number of job openings is 330.

8.  Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers

 In Iowa, there was a 2008 base of 42,670 in this field, with a projected increase to a high of 50,800 (up 8,130 or 19.1%).  The average annual number of job openings was reported to be 1,660.

9.  Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists

 In Iowa, there was a 2008 base of 2,410 in this field, with a projected increase of 980 to a high of 3,390 (increase of 40.7%).  The average annual number of job openings is reported at 160.

10.  Personal Care Aides

 In Iowa, there was a 2008 base of 5,790 in this field, with a projected increase of 3,730 to a high of 9,510 (increase of 64.4%). The average annual number of job openings is 420. 

 If you have additional questions, or need more information about Iowa Employment opportunities, contact the Iowa Labor Services Division HERE:  http://www.iowaworkforce.org

 *Source: http://www.projectionscentral.com/Projections/LongTerm  

The projections are from 2008-2018.

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