In-Demand Occupations

​​Occupation
​Average Hourly Earnings​2016 Jobs​2025 Jobs​2016–2025 % Growth
Accountants and Auditors​​$32.19​​4030​​4547​​14%
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics​​$19.70​​2609​​2821​​10%
Billing and Posting Clerks​​$18.38​​1259​​1476​​20%
Business Operations Specialists, All Other​​$31.86​​4726​​5173​​10%
Carpenters​​$19.14​​3841​​4345​​22%
Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers​​$18.15​​945​​1109​​31%
​Civil Engineering Technicians​$25.25​890​990​11%
Computer User Support Specialists​​$22.17​​1560​1887​​22%
Computer and Information Systems Managers​​$57.48​​1093​​1382​​29%
​Computer Systems Analysts​​$38.973130​​​3819​​23%
Construction Laborers​​$17.18​​4801​​5711​​28%
Dental Assistant​$18.96​2965​3470​17%
Dental Hygienists​$33.77​2220​2605​17%
Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers​​$15.61​441​​577​​62%
Electricians​​$25.86​2450​​2886​​27%
EMT and Paramedics​$15.41​2455​2725​11%
​Environmental Science​$21.72​285​445​16%
Financial Analysts​​$40.59​1280​​1498​​22%
Financial Managers​​$58.49​​3499​​4093​​20%
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers​​$24.78​​3988​​4856​​27%
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers​​$18.11​​3745​​3970​​6%
General and Operations Managers​$50.39​8498​9543​15%
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers​$24.19​​1812​​2095​​28%
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers​​$20.96​​9083​​9803​​9%
Industrial Machinery Mechanics​​$23.10​​1476​​1817​​24%
Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks​​$18.86​​2091​​2415​​21%
LPNs​$19.47​7220​​7835​9%
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General​​$18.60​​4310​​4749​​13%
Management Analysts​​$38.38​​2310​​2761​​22%
Managers, All Other​​$32.75​​2011​​2289​​15%
Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists​​$31.84​​1976​​2392​​24%
Medical Assistants​​$17.94​​1471​​1822​​30%
Medical and Health Services Managers​​$39.73​​1603​​1809​​15%
​Medical Laboratory Technician​$19.94​1455​1600​10%
Medical Secretaries​​$15.93​​1754​​2077​​23%
Network Administration​$25.60​1905​2145​13%
Network Technology / Telecommunications​$20.82​1000​1065​7%
​Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters​$24.58​​1459​​1726​​35%
Registered Nurses​$26.59​​33,230​​37,995​14%
​Respiratory Therapy​$24.39​960​1190​24%
Secretaries and Administrative Assistances, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive​​$17.14​6411​​7098​​13%
​Software Developers, Applications​$41.23​3189​3899​24%
Software Developers, Systems Software​​$43.05​​999​​1251​​26%
Surgical Technologists​$18.94​705​770​9%
Tool and Die​$17.85​2760​2985​8%
Web Developers​​$25.69​​618​866​​40%
Welder​$17.42​9010​9840​9%
​Wind Turbine Technician​$28.95​360​640​78%

Source:
Iowa Workforce Development
Future Ready Iowa


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