Healthcare is one of Iowa’s fastest growing industries

No matter your experience, background, personality, or interests, you will find great opportunities in health sciences that offer a good paycheck, pride in making a difference in your community, huge potential for secure and long-term career growth, and the ability to transfer those skills anywhere in the world!


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Due to an aging population, a greater focus on public health issues, and related health care needs, it is also one of the most secure and fastest growing sectors. Employment of healthcare occupations is projected to grow 14 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations, adding about 1.9 million new jobs. Already the largest employer in the state, with over 220,000 employees spread over 10,600 locations, this growth will further increase the need for quality health science education and training programs across the state.


With an expanding list of specializations, diverse work environments, and innovations in technology, Healthcare offers much more than doctor and nurse positions within a hospital setting. Some of the most cutting edge medical research is occurring right here in Iowa.  We have only scratched the surface of what can be accomplished by modern medicine and science. Innovations in genomic testing, DNA sequencing, advanced assistive technology, and an emphasis on global public health research and disease treatment have led to virtually endless opportunities in this field.

There is a Place for You in Health Care

A career in healthcare will allow you to use your skills and knowledge to make a difference in people’s lives, and help make our world a little healthier, a little safer, and a little better.


Healthcare is also one of Iowa’s fastest growing areas with career options in a dynamic and exciting range of physical, mental, and public health care offerings.

Explore the careers below to find out if one might be right for you.

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