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Building Linkages in IT Occupations Framework: For Entry Level, Technical and Professional Careers related to the Design, Development, Support and Management of Hardware, Software Multimedia and Systems Integration services.

Network Systems

Sample Careers

Northeast Iowa Community College Programs of Study

Communication Analyst Network Administrator PC Support Specialist Systems Administrator Technical Support Specialist

Management Information Systems Computer Technology Computer Analyst – Networking Administration and Tech Support

Information Support & Services Sample Careers

Data Administrator Database Developer Systems Analyst Technical Editor Help Desk Specialist E-business Specialist

Northeast Iowa Community College Programs of Study

Management Information Systems Computer Technology Computer Analyst – Networking Administration and Tech Support Computer Analyst – Business and Web Programming

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Web & Digital Communications Sample Careers Animator Multimedia Developer Web Designer Web Site Developer Webmaster Northeast Iowa Community College

Programs of Study

Management Information Systems Computer Analyst – Business and Web Programming

Web & Digital Communications Sample Careers Applications Engineer Programmer Software Applications Specialist Test Engineer

Northeast Iowa Community College Programs of Study Management Information Systems

Suggested High School Classes: Math Computer Applications Computer Science Project Lead the Way (Engineering) Business Education Webpage Design Art Foreign Language Communications


Businesses that Employ People in the Information Technology Career Cluster™ VERNON VERNON

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Oelwein

Independence Independence BUCHANAN

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Dyersville

Manchester

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Manchester _ DELAWARE _ DELAWARE

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Dubuque

_ Dubuque _ JO DAVIESS JO DAVIESS

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TAMA TAMA

• 20% offer health/medical insurance to retired employees

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Cedar Falls

MARSHALL MARSHALL

• 40% plan to increase employee’s contribution in the next year

Platteville Platteville

Waverly Waverly

Falls _ CedarWaterloo _ _ Waterloo _ HAWK BLACK BLACK_ HAWK _Evansdale Evansdale

GRUNDY GRUNDY

• 19% is the average of total payroll applied toward health/medical insurance

GRANT Lancaster Minnesota County GRANT Lancaster

BREMER BREMER

BUTLER BUTLER

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Iowa County FAYETTE FAYETTE

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Mississippi

IOWA IOWA

Illinois County

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Insurance:

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FLOYD FLOYD

91% offer a benefit package in addition to wage compensation

RICHLAND RICHLAND

Interstates

WaukonALLAMAKEE WaukonALLAMAKEE

WINNESHIEK WINNESHIEK

Charles City Charles City

Employee Benefits

HOUSTON HOUSTON

FILLMORN FILLMORN

MOWER MOWER

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LINN LINN

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As shown on the map above, there are 5,725 businesses in IWD Region 1 that have employees included in the information technology Career Cluster™. They have a total employment of 46,841 employees.

Businesses in Related Industries Business IBM The McGraw-Hill Companies Inc Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company Woodward Communications Inc Cartegraph Systems Inc Oelwein Publishing Company Inc Cellco Partnership Shepherd Incorporated Mediacom LLC S4 Carlisle Publishing Services Inc Cumulus Media Inc Dubuque TV Limited Partnership Comcast Corporation AM KWLC Eagle Point Software Corporation WJOD 103.3 FM - New Country Diversified Service Company U.S. Cellular Inc Woodward Communications Inc United States Cellular Corporation Viking Theatre Corporation Decorah News Co. Inc The City of Dubuque Inc Preus Library Fayette County Union Inc Manchester Publishing Co. Source: Hoovers On-Line

CIty Dubuque Dubuque Dubuque Dubuque Dubuque Oelwein Dubuque Dubuque Dubuque Dubuque Dubuque Dubuque Dubuque Decorah Dubuque Dubuque Decorah Dyersville Dyersville Dubuque Decorah Decorah Dubuque Decorah West Union Manchester

Employers Offering Insurance Options

Fringe Benefit

Overall

AD&D Dental Coverage Life Insurance Long Term Disability Insurance Medical Insurance Prescription Drug Coverage Short Term Disability Coverage Vision Coverage

58% 57% 65% 50% 94% 38% 39% 27%

Employers Offering Paid Leave

Paid Leave

Overall

Funeral/Bereavement Leave Holiday Leave Maternity/Paternity Leave Paid Time Off (PTO) Personal Days/Floating Holidays Sabbatical/Training Leave Sick Leave Vacation Leave

79% 96% 46% 46% 54% 27% 64% 88%

Employers Offering Additional Benefits

Additional Benefit

Overall

Bonuses (Annual, Hiring, etc) Career Development Assistance Childcare Assistance Clothing/Uniform Allowance Employee Assistance Program Flex Spending Account/Cafeteria Plan Flexible Scheduling/Different Shifts Profit Sharing/Stock Options Relocation/Moving Expense Retirement Package Shift Differential Pay Tuition/Cont. Education Assistance Wellness Program

51% 54% 5% 34% 23% 57% 31% 14% 12% 55% 26% 31% 19%

Source: IWD Region 1 Fringe Benefit Profile

Information Technology

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Job Training 3

3.37%

265

$36.13

$24.63

BA

N

N

B2

B7

B9

SY2

Software Developers, Systems Software

3.36%

120

$39.81

$27.34

BA

N

N

B2

T7

B7

C1

15-1142

Network and Computer Systems Administrators

2.82%

145

$30.08

$21.04

BA

N

N

B7

SY2

C1

SY1

B6

11-3021

Computer and Information Systems Managers

2.53%

90

$51.77

$36.28

BA

>5

N

B2

B3

C1

B6

B10

15-1141

Database Administrators

2.48%

30

$33.85

$21.04

BA

1-5

N

B3

B6

B1

B2

B7

15-1132

Software Developers, Applications

2.25%

120

$36.40

$26.16

BA

N

N

T7

SY2

SY1

SY3

15-1151

Computer User Support Specialists

2.17%

230

$21.54

$13.58

SC

N

M

B9

B7

B3

B10

15-1131

Computer Programmers

2.03%

175

$31.57

$20.45

BA

N

N

B7

C1

B3

B2

T8

27-1024

Graphic Designers

1.73%

135

$19.08

$12.07

BA

N

N

T6

B9

B10

B3

B7

15-1199

Computer Occupations, All Other

1.30%

55

$29.98

$18.19

BA

N

N

11-9041

Architectural and Engineering Managers

1.00%

35

$52.75

$39.56

BA

>5

N

B7

B9

B10

C1

SO1

Top Skills 4

Work Experience 2

Computer Systems Analysts

15-1133

Education 1

2012 Entry Wage

15-1121

Occupational Title

2012 Mean Wage

Total Annual Openings

Annual Growth Rate

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC)

Information Technology Career Cluster™ Occupations by Annual Growth Rate

SY3

R3

Annual Growth Rate = Ten year growth rate (not shown) divided by ten; Total Annual Openings = Annual New Jobs plus Annual Replacements (rounded); * = Employment data suppression (Occupational employment data may not add up or equal occupational group totals due to rounding and/or suppression of occupations with less than ten rounded total annual openings.); Entry Wage = Average of the lowest third of reported wages for the occupation; Mean Wage = Average wage computed by dividing the estimated total wage for an occupation by its weighted employment; Education/Work Experience/Job Training levels are determined by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Alternative pathways may exist as well as differing educational, training, or licensing requirements per state. Iowa requirements are used in this publication when available. These include: Education:

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DP = Doctoral or Professional degree MA = Master's degree BA = Bachelor's degree AS = Associate's degree

PS = Postsecondary non-degree award SC = Some college, no degree HS = High school diploma or equivalent < HS = Less than high school

Work Experience:

Job Training:

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> 5 = More than 5 years 1-5 = 1 to 5 years < 1 = Less than 1 year N = None

I = Internship/residency A = Apprenticeship L = Long-term on-the-job training M = Moderate-term on-the-job training S = Short-term on-the-job training N = None

Top Skills refers to the top five (or more if tied) most important skills for a particular occupation as identified by sampled workers' questionnaire responses conducted by occupational analysts of the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Information Network (O*NET). These include:

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Basic Skills:

B1 = Active Learning B2 = Active Listening B3 =Critical Thinking B4 = Learning Strategies B5 = Mathematics B6 = Monitoring B7 = Reading Comprehension; B8 = Science B9 = Speaking B10 = Writing

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Complex Problem Solving Skills: C1 = Complex Problem Solving

Resource Management Skills:

R1 = Management of Financial Resources R2 = Management of Material Resources R3 = Management of Personnel Resources R4 = Time Management

Social Skills:

SO1 = Coordination SO2 = Instructing SO3 = Negotiation SO4 = Persuasion SO5 = Service Orientation SO6 = Social Perceptiveness

Systems Skills:

SY1 = Judgment and Decision Making SY2 = Systems Analysis SY3 = Systems Evaluation

Technical Skills:

T1 = Equipment Maintenance T2 = Equipment Selection T3 = Installation T4 = Operation and Control T5 = Operation Monitoring T6 = Operations Analysis T7 = Programming T8 = Quality Control Analysis T9 = Repairing T10 = Technology Design; T11 = Troubleshooting

Source: Iowa Occupational Projections 2010-2020


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