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Data Bases: Career and Education Opportunities in Iowa

Data Bases: Data Base Specialists make sure that the information we need is organized, safe and accessible. With skills in design and information, they maintain the data that is at the core of the business of the information age.

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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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Data Base Design Analyst

Data Base Design Analysts coordinate changes to computer databases, test and implement the database applying knowledge of database management systems. Data Base Design Analysts need to read and understand what has been read. They also need to evaluate and judge the efficacy of solutions.