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Other Entertainment: Career and Education Opportunities in Iowa

Other Entertainment: Along with performers, producers and media technicians, there are other media workers who provide entertainment and information for us. From translators to PR specialists, they help to interpret and communicate what we need to hear.

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Iowa has a population of 3,007,856, which has grown by 2.79% over the past decade. Nicknamed the "Hawkeye State," Iowa's capital and largest city is Des Moines. In 2008, there were a total of 2,025,350 jobs in Iowa. The average annual income was $37,509 in 2008, up from $35,755 in 2007. The unemployment rate in Iowa was 6.0% in 2009, which has grown by 1.6% since the previous year. Roughly 21.2% of Iowa residents have college degrees, which is lower than the national average.

The top industries in Iowa include machinery manufacturing, agriculture, construction, and mining machinery manufacturing, and grain milling. Notable tourist attractions include the Science Center of Iowa, the Italian, and the Hubbell Historical Center.


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Interpreters translate or interpret written, oral, or sign language text into another language for others. Interpreters need to listen well to others and take in their information and issues. They also need to speak clearly and communicate with others.
Public Relations Specialist

Public Relations Specialists engage in promoting or creating good will for individuals, groups, or organizations by writing or selecting favorable publicity material and releasing it through various communications media. Public Relations Specialists need to respond to the actions of other and coordinate activities with them. They also need to write well.