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Trade Schools in Iowa

Trade schools in Iowa provide instruction in all of the classical skilled vocations, as well as many popular 21st Century trades. Professional certification, diploma and degree courses are available in a wide range of healthcare fields, as well as business, technology and others.

Read on to learn more about vocational education in Iowa, and how it can help you prepare for the job market of tomorrow!

The 2020 Job Market in Iowa

Like many other states in the Union, Iowa is expected to see a significant increase in new healthcare jobs over the remainder of the decade. The state’s traditional foundations in manufacturing and agriculture will also remain strong according to the Iowa Department of Workforce Development.

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Trade Schools in IA

Find Trade Schools in IA

The National Center for Education Statistics recognizes 40 trade schools in Iowa. The table below contains links to each school’s website and general information on each program.

Name Address
American College of Hairstyling-Cedar Rapids 1531 First Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402
American College of Hairstyling-Des Moines 603 E Sixth St, Des Moines, Iowa 50309
American Hair Academy 910 Ave G, Fort Madison, Iowa 52627
Ashford University 400 N Bluff Blvd, Clinton, Iowa 52733-2967
Aveda Institute-Des Moines 6905 Mills Civic Pkwy Suite 120, West Des Moines, Iowa 50266
Bio-Chi Institute of Massage Therapy 1925 Geneva St, Sioux City, Iowa 51103
Brown Mackie College-Quad Cities 2119 Kimberly Rd., Bettendorf, Iowa 52722
Capri College-Cedar Rapids 2945 Williams Parkway S.W., Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404
Capri College-Davenport 2540 E. 53rd Street, Davenport, Iowa 52807-3003
Capri College-Dubuque 395 Main St, Dubuque, Iowa 52004-0873
Carlson College of Massage Therapy 11809 Country Rd X28, Anamosa, Iowa 52205
College of Hair Design 722 Water St, Ste 201, Waterloo, Iowa 50703-4734
E Q School of Hair Design 536 W Broadway, Council Bluffs, Iowa 51503
Faust Institute of Cosmetology-Spirit Lake 1543 18th Street, Spirit Lake, Iowa 51360
Faust Institute of Cosmetology-Storm Lake 1290 N. Lake Avenue, Storm Lake, Iowa 50588
Hamilton Technical College 1011 E 53rd St, Davenport, Iowa 52807
Iowa School of Beauty-Des Moines 3305 70th St, Des Moines, Iowa 50322-3203
Iowa School of Beauty-Marshalltown 112 Nicholas Dr, Marshalltown, Iowa 50158
Iowa School of Beauty-Ottumwa 609 W Second St, Ottumwa, Iowa 52501
Iowa School of Beauty-Sioux City 3320 Line Drive, Sioux City, Iowa 51106
ITT Technical Institute-Cedar Rapids 3735 Queen Ct SW, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404
ITT Technical Institute-Clive 1860 NW 118th St, Ste 110, Clive, Iowa 50325
Kaplan University-Cedar Falls Campus 7009 Nordic Drive, Cedar Falls, Iowa 50613
Kaplan University-Cedar Rapids Campus 3165 Edgewood Parkway SW, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404
Kaplan University-Council Bluffs Campus 1751 Madison Avenue, Suite 750, Council Bluffs, Iowa 51503-5289
Kaplan University-Davenport Campus 1801 East Kimberly Road, Davenport, Iowa 52807-2095
Kaplan University-Des Moines Campus 4655 121st Street, Urbandale, Iowa 50323
Kaplan University-Mason City Campus Plaza West 2570 4th Street SW, Mason City, Iowa 50401
La James College of Hairstyling and Cosmetology 24 Second St NE, Mason City, Iowa 50401-3308
La James International College-Cedar Falls 6322 University Ave, Cedar Falls, Iowa 50613
La James International College-Davenport 5205 North Brady Street, Davenport, Iowa 52806
La James International College-Ft Dodge 2419 5th Avenue South, Fort Dodge, Iowa 50501
La James International College-Iowa City 227 E Market-Brewery Sq, Iowa City, Iowa 52245
La James International College-Johnston 8805 Chambery Blvd, Johnston, Iowa 50131
PCI Academy 309 Kitty Hawk Dr., Ames, Iowa 50010
The Salon Professional Academy 1550 South 1st Avenue, Iowa City, Iowa 52240-6083
Total Look School of Cosmetology & Massage Therapy 806 W Third St, Cresco, Iowa 52136
University of Phoenix-Des Moines Campus 317 6th Ave, Des Moines, Iowa 50309-4109
Vatterott College-Des Moines 7000 Fleur Drive, Des Moines, Iowa 50321
Waldorf College 106 S Sixth St, Forest City, Iowa 50436-1713

Employment & Salary Outlook

Iowa’s 10 Fastest Growing Occupations

To view a job profile video on any of the professions shown below, or review Iowa’s official statistics for that position, please click on the corresponding name.

Personal Care Aides

Minimum Education: Less than high school.

Median Salary in IA (2012): $21,400

2010 Employment: 5,790

2020 Employment: 9,510

Pct Change: 64%

 

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Home Health Aides

Minimum Education: High school diploma and certification from an accredited program. Median Salary in IA (2012): $22,100 2010 Employment: 10,650 2020 Employment: 16,180 Pct Change: 52%
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Market Research Analysts and Specialists

Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree

Median Salary in IA (2012): $46,800

2010 Employment: 2,410

2020 Employment: 3,390

Pct Change: 41%

 

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HVAC Technician and Installers

Minimum Education: High school diploma and certification from an accredited program. Median Salary in IA (2012): $43,300 2010 Employment: 3,250 2020 Employment: 4,450 Pct Change: 37%  
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Medical Secretaries

Minimum Education: High school diploma

Median Salary in IA (2012): $29,300

2010 Employment: 3,960

2020 Employment: 5,380

Pct Change: 36%

 

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Insurance Sales Agents

Minimum Education: High school diploma and certification from an accredited program. Median Salary in IA (2012): $40,100 2010 Employment: 6,300 2020 Employment: 8,560 Pct Change: 36%  
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Computer Systems Analysts

Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree

Median Salary in IA (2012): $74,900

2010 Employment: 5,040

2020 Employment: 6,740

Pct Change: 34%

 

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Software Developers, Systems Software

Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree Median Salary in IA (2012): $81,400 2010 Employment: 2,690 2020 Employment: 3,600 Pct Change: 34%  
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Training and Development Specialists

Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree

Median Salary in IA (2012): $48,000

2010 Employment: 2,500

2020 Employment: 3,330

Pct Change: 33%

 

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Physical Therapists

Minimum Education: Doctoral or professional degree (DPT) Median Salary in IA (2012): $74,500 2010 Employment: 1,680 2020 Employment: 2,230 Pct Change: 33%  
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Source: Iowa Workforce Development

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