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The careers in this list are eligible for Last-Dollar Scholarships and Future Ready Iowa Grant. Each career links to Career Coach website which offers insights on current and future prospects for the career. You will also learn about the preparation required to qualify for the career.

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Job Category: Advanced Manufacturing Production, Installation & Maintenance
Timeframe Starting Salary
Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal and Plastic 2 Years or less $32,566
Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 2 Years or less $30,411
Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 2 Years or less $50,293
Engine and Other Machine Assemblers 2 Years or less $34,462
Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians 2 Years or less $31,372
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 2 Years or less $32,550
Industrial Machinery Mechanics 2 Years or less $38,023
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 2 Years $27,188
Maintenance Workers, Machinery 2 Years or less $32,442
Millwrights 2 Years or less $38,622
Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 2 Years or less $37,023
Plant and System Operators, All Other 2 Years or less $35,831
Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 2 Years or less $36,269
Tool and Die Makers 2 Years or less $37,948
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 2 Years or less $30,283
Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 2 Years or less $30,625
Wind Turbine Service Technicians 2 Years or less $40,725
Job Category: Construction & Engineering
Timeframe Starting Salary
Architectural and Civil Drafters 2 Years or less $37,285
Carpenters 2 Years or less $30,469
Civil Engineering Technicians 2 Years or less $33,717
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians 2 Years or less $43,797
Electricians 2 Years or less $34,701
Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 2 Years or less $40,728
Mechanical Drafters 2 Years or less $35,488
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 2 Years or less $33,533
Pipelayers 2 Years or less $35,156
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 2 Years or less $32,434
Sheet Metal Workers 2 Years or less $30,549
Structural Iron and Steel Workers 2 Years or less $36,951
Job Category: Healthcare & Biosciences
Timeframe Starting Salary
Agricultural and Food Science Technicians 2 Years or less $30,841
Agricultural Inspectors 4 Years $34,401
Biological Technicians 2 Years or less $31,063
Biological Technicians 2 Years or less $31,063
Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 2 Years or less $31,244
Chemical Technicians 2 Years or less $29,960
Dental Assistants 2 Years or less $32,420
Dental Hygienists 2 Years or less $56,344
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 2 Years or less $51,301
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 2 Years or less $23,496
Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 2 Years or less $34,310
Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other 2 Years or less $30,148
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 2 Years or less $34,507
Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other 2 Years or less $31,801
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 2 Years or less N.A.
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 2 Years or less $32,644
Occupational Therapy Assistants 2 Years or less $43,936
Physical Therapist Assistants 2 Years or less $36,475
Radiologic Technologists 2 Years or less $40,264
Registered Nurses 2 Years or less $44,294
Registered Nurses 2 Years or less $44,294
Respiratory Therapists 2 Years or less $43,754
Social Workers, All Other 4 Years $40,574
Surgical Technologists 2 Years or less $33,306
Job Category: Information Technology
Timeframe Starting Salary
Computer Network Support Specialists 2 Years or less $36,689
Computer Network Support Specialists 2 Years or less $36,689
Computer Occupations, All Other 2 Years or less $46,325
Computer Occupations, All Other 2 Years or less $46,325
Computer Programmers 2 Years or less $49,121
Computer Programmers 2 Years or less $49,121
Computer Systems Analysts 2 Years or less $58,392
Computer Systems Analysts 2 Years or less $58,392
Computer User Support Specialists 2 Years or less $31,164
Computer User Support Specialists 2 Years or less $31,164
Network and Computer Systems Administrators 2 Years or less $50,992
Network and Computer Systems Administrators 2 Years or less $50,992
Web Developers 2 Years or less $32,436
Job Category: Management, Business, & Financial Operations
Timeframe Starting Salary
Accountants and Auditors 4 Years $42,432
Business Operations Specialists, All Other 4 Years $37,749
Construction Managers 4 Years $53,254
Cost Estimators 4 Years $41,795
Credit Analysts 4 Years $43,411
Financial Analysts 4 Years $52,292
Financial Examiners 4 Years $50,009
Financial Specialists, All Other 4 Years $41,133
Loan Officers 4 Years $40,601
Logisticians 4 Years $38,525
Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists 4 Years $36,076
Personal Financial Advisors 4 Years $41,112
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 4 Years $44,574
Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 4 Years $32,928
Job Category: Information Technology & Mathematics
Timeframe Starting Salary
Actuaries 4 Years $64,691
Database Administrators 4 Years $55,992
Operations Research Analysts 4 Years $56,336
Software Developers, Applications 4 Years $60,425
Job Category: Engineering
Timeframe Starting Salary
Agricultural Engineers 4 Years $65,581
Computer Hardware Engineers 4 Years $67,399
Electrical Engineers 4 Years $64,120
Industrial Engineers 4 Years $57,438
Mechanical Engineers 4 Years $51,152
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