Popular Careers

Career Development

Career development resources for aspiring professionals.

Career Change Center

Career change guides, tutorials and resources for professionals in transition.

Job Search Resources

Job search resources, websites, guides and directories for job seekers.

Stone and Glass: Career and Education Opportunities in Iowa

Stone and Glass: Stone and Glass workers are focused on integrating natural materials with products and buildings. Cutting, polishing and glass blowing are only some of the tasks that they engage in on a daily basis.

Iowa photo by Bill Whittaker

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.


Featured Online Colleges

Everest University
Liberty University
American InterContinental University Online

CAREERS WITHIN Stone and Glass

Stone Cutter

Stone Cutters cut or carve stone according to diagrams and patterns. Stone Cutters need to use core mathematical skills in problem solving. They also need to determine which tools and techniques should be applied to solve a problem or deal with a situation.