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Suggested High School Classes:

Planning, managing and providing scientific research and professional and technical services (e.g. physical science, social science, engineering) including laboratory and testing services and research and development services.

Engineering & Technology

Sample Careers

Northeast Iowa Community College Programs of Study

Electrician Civil Engineer Electronics Technician Manufacturing Technician Quality Technician

Commercial-Residential Electrician Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Machinist Technician Laboratory Science Technician Electronic Technology Industrial Electrician Industrial Maintenance Technician Wind Turbine Repair Technician

Math – Technical Math, Algebra, Geometry or Applied Trigonometry English/Composition Project Lead the Way Computer Applications Industrial Technology Science – Technical Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Foreign Language English/Composition

Science & Mathematics Sample Careers Anthropologist Biologist Economist Nuclear Chemist Science Teacher Statistician

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Businesses that Employ People in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Career Cluster™

HOWARD HOWARD

MITCHELL MITCHELL

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VERNON VERNON

£ ¤£ ¤

52 52

Cresco Cresco

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Businesses Decorah

_ Decorah _

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Lane Hi hways

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Hi hways

£ ¤£ ¤

Boscobel

_ Boscobel tate Hi _ hways

New Hampton New Hampton CHICKASAW

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CHICKASAW

Prairie du Chien Prairie du Chien

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Wisconsin County Platteville Platteville

BREMER BREMER

BUTLER BUTLER

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Waverly Waverly

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Oelwein

Cedar Falls

Independence Independence BUCHANAN

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BUCHANAN

Dyersville

Manchester

_ Dyersville DUBUQUE _ DUBUQUE

Manchester _ DELAWARE _ DELAWARE

£ ¤£ ¤

20 20

Dubuque

_ Dubuque _ JO DAVIESS JO DAVIESS

£ ¤£ ¤

61 61

TAMA TAMA MARSHALL MARSHALL

BENTON BENTON

§ ¨¦§ ¨¦

380 380

LINN LINN

££

£ ¤£ ¤

151 Monticello 151 Monticello JONES

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JACKSON JACKSON

JONES

As shown on the map above, there are 10,178 businesses in IWD Region 1 that have employees included in the science, technology, engineering and math career cluster. They have a total employment of 63,575 employees.

Businesses in Related Industries

• 8% offer health/medical insurance to retired employees

_ Oelwein _

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

GRUNDY GRUNDY

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

GRANT Lancaster Minnesota County GRANT Lancaster

CLAYTON CLAYTON

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

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Iowa County FAYETTE FAYETTE

218 218

Mississippi

IOWA IOWA

Illinois County

£ ¤£ ¤

18 18

£ ¤£ ¤

Insurance:

CRAWFORD CRAWFORD

63 63

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

Business

CIty

Honkamp Krueger & Co. PC Dubuque LIW Engineers & Surveyors PC Dubuque Prairie’s Edge Renewables LLC Cresco Seed Savers Exchange Inc Decorah County of Clayton Elkader H&R Block Inc Dubuque County Of Winneshiek Decorah East Central Intergovernment Association Dubuque McGladrey LLP Dubuque Infoweb Systems Inc Dubuque Automated Presort Inc Dubuque Digital Canal Corp Dubuque O’Connor & Thomas PC Dubuque Eide Bailly LLP Dubuque The City of Dubuque Inc Dubuque Gosling & Co. PC Manchester McCullough Creative Inc Dubuque Fuerste, Carew, Coyle, Juergens & Sudmeier PC Dubuque The Kintzinger Law Firm Dubuque Nelson Dairy Consultants Inc Decorah Kane, Norby & Reddick PC Dubuque O’Connor Brooks & Co. PC Dubuque RM Service & Associates Decorah Clemens Walters Comlon Meyer Dubuque One Stop Tax Service Dubuque * This is not an all inclusive list of businesses. Source: Hoovers On-Line

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

43% 50% 54% 33% 91% 36% 34% 26%

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

71% 87% 36% 40% 47% 24% 54% 86%

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

60% 48% 2% 44% 16% 39% 35% 19% 11% 53% 23% 28% 13%

Source: IWD Region 1 Fringe Benefit Profile

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Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics


Job Training 3

55

$29.09

$18.11

BA

N

N

B3

B7

B9

B2

3.34%

110

$26.22

$17.04

BA

N

N

B3

B9

B2

SY1

Top Skills 4

Work Experience 2

3.69%

Cost Estimators

Education 1

2012 Entry Wage

Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health

Occupational Title

2012 Mean Wage

Total Annual Openings

Annual Growth Rate

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Career Cluster™ Occupations by Annual Growth Rate

B10

Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other

2.56%

85

$16.48

$10.79

BA

N

N

Family and General Practitioner

2.35%

100

$103.97

$67.61

DP

N

I

B3

B9

B8

SO6

Software Developers, Applications

2.25%

120

$36.40

$26.16

BA

N

N

T7

SY2

SY1

SY3

Computer User Support Specialists

2.17%

230

$21.54

$13.58

SC

N

M

B9

B7

B3

B10

Technical Writers

2.08%

20

$23.97

$17.31

BA

1-5

S

B7

B2

B9

B3

Computer Programmers

2.03%

175

$31.57

$20.45

BA

N

N

B7

C1

B3

B2

T8

Civil Engineers

1.89%

65

$36.54

$24.42

BA

N

N

B3

SY1

B5

T6

B7

Industrial Engineers

1.88%

90

$33.36

$25.00

BA

N

N

B2

C1

B3

B10

Industrial Engineering Technicians

1.88%

25

$24.82

$16.70

AS

N

N

C1

B6

B2

B7

Dietitians and Nutritionists

1.68%

40

$24.49

$19.24

BA

N

I

B9

B10

B3

SO1

B7

Mechanical Engineers

1.62%

115

$36.52

$25.75

BA

N

N

B3

B2

SY1

B5

B7

SO6

Computer Occupations, All Other

1.30%

55

$29.98

$18.19

BA

N

N

Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary

1.25%

25

$22.99

$14.43

BA

1-5

N

B4

B2

B3

B6

Biological Technicians

1.20%

30

$20.49

$13.65

BA

N

N

B2

B3

B8

C1

Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary

1.17%

20

$38.96

$22.00

DP

N

N

SO2

B7

B10

B3

Natural Sciences Managers

1.03%

20

$60.82

$37.94

BA

>5

N

B8

B3

B2

B7

B10

Architectural and Engineering Managers

1.00%

35

$52.75

$39.56

BA

>5

N

B7

B9

B10

C1

SO1

R3

Agricultural and Food Science Technicians

0.93%

45

$15.93

$11.30

AS

N

N

B3

B10

B2

C1

SO1

B9

Chemists

0.86%

20

$32.53

$22.11

BA

N

N

B7

B2

B3

C1

B9

Architectural and Civil Drafters

0.81%

25

$22.72

$15.86

AS

N

N

B3

SY1

B7

B9

Electrical Engineers

0.56%

35

$37.82

$27.41

BA

N

N

B7

B2

C1

B10

Life, Physical and Social Science Technicians, All Other

0.52%

25

$21.92

$14.71

AS

N

M

Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians

0.25%

25

$23.93

$17.02

AS

N

N

B7

R4

B2

B3

B9

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:

2

3

> 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 Source: Iowa Occupational Projections 2010-2020

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

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