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Fast Facts for Child Care Workers in Iowa

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Iowa City, Waterloo and Dubuque
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Davenport, Des Moines and Sioux City
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Des Moines, Iowa City and Cedar Rapids

Salaries for Child Care Workers in Iowa

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Des Moines, Cedar Rapids and Iowa City

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  • B.S. in Early Childhood
  • M.Ed. in Early Childhood (Leads to initial teacher licensure)
  • B.S. in Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Special Education
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  • Undergraduate in Early Childhood
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  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology : Child Development
  • BS in Early Childhood
  •  Ranked one of the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs in 2014 by U.S. News & World Report.
  •  Offers a no-obligation, 3-week trial period where students may determine if the university is right for them before they commit to it.
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  • Early Childhood Education - EdS
  • Early Childhood Education - Doctor of Education
  • Early Childhood Education - PhD in Education
  • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor's Programs in 2014 by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Implements a one-to-one teaching model, partnering one student with one faculty member in each course.
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  • Early Childhood Education (Certificate Only) - Online
  • Early Childhood Education (MEd plus Certification) - Online
  • Early Childhood Education (Master of Education) - Online
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  • Has students attend one four-week class at a time and take their final exam before moving on to their next class.
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  • Provides job placement assistance to all its students and alumni.
  • Researches trends for growing fields to tailor a more effective curriculum.
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  • M.Ed. Curr & Ins - Dyslexia Studies & LBLD
  • M.Ed. Curriculum Instr - Technology
  • M.Ed. Curriculum Instr - Ed Leadership
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More Iowa Child Care Worker Schools

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Ankeny
Associate
18,320
Davenport
Associate
7,329
Waterloo
Associate
5,725
Ottumwa
Associate
4,174
Estherville
Associate
3,013
Council Bluffs
Associate
5,300
Cedar Rapids
Associate
15,091
Marshalltown
Associate
1,701
Calmar
Associate
4,810
Sioux City
Associate
5,191

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Child Care Workers

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Iowa. A table below the map shows job popularity and salaries across the state.

Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:
Child Care Workers

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Child Care Workers relative to the population of the city. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Ames 380 $19,480
Iowa City 780 $21,610
Cedar Rapids 770 $21,750
Des Moines 1810 $23,470
West Des Moines 1810 $23,470
Dubuque 360 $18,150
Waterloo 540 $18,760
Cedar Falls 540 $18,760

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