Iowa Child Care Workers: Schools and Careers

Career Information for Child Care Workers in Iowa

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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

Schools for Child Care Workers in Iowa are listed below.

Selected Child Care Worker Schools in Iowa

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  • Programs: Child Care Professional
  • Degrees: Diploma

Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education.

  • Programs: Undergraduate in Early Childhood, Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Administration
  • Degrees: Bachelor

Liberty University provides a world-class education with a solid Christian foundation, equipping men and women with the values, knowledge, and skills essential for success in every aspect of life.

  • Programs: M.Ed. - Program Specialist in Early Childhood Specialist
  • Degrees: Master

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  • Programs: Early Childhood Education
  • Degrees: Diploma
Kaplan University - KHE
Cedar Rapids, Urbandale

At Kaplan University, we offer over 180 degree and certificate programs.

  • Programs: Bachelor of Science in Psychology : Child Development, BS in Early Childhood
  • Degrees: Bachelor

Concordia University, Nebraska offers accredited Master of Education and Master of Science degree programs online to help advance your career and become a transformative leader.

  • Programs: M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education
  • Degrees: Master

Earn your graduate degree online with Northcentral University.

  • Programs: Early Childhood Education - EdS, Early Childhood Education - Doctor of Education, Early Childhood Education - PhD in Education
  • Degrees: Doctorate

Study online with California University of Pennsylvania.

  • Programs: Early Childhood Education (Certificate Only) - Online, Early Childhood Education (MEd plus Certification) - Online, Early Childhood Education (Master of Education) - Online
  • Degrees: Bachelor, Certificate, Master
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More Iowa Child Care Worker Schools

School Name Campus Highest Award Enrolled
Des Moines Area Community College Ankeny Associate 18,320
Eastern Iowa Community College District Davenport Associate 7,329
Hawkeye Community College Waterloo Associate 5,725
Indian Hills Community College Ottumwa Associate 4,174
Iowa Lakes Community College Estherville Associate 3,013
Iowa Western Community College Council Bluffs Associate 5,300
Kirkwood Community College Cedar Rapids Associate 15,091
Marshalltown Community College Marshalltown Associate 1,701
Northeast Iowa Community College-Calmar Calmar Associate 4,810
Western Iowa Tech Community College 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, as of 2008. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

A Relative Popularity of 1.0 means that the city has an average number of the particular job, for its population, compared to the rest of the US. Higher numbers mean proportionally more jobs of that type.

Metro Area Jobs Salary


Ames 410 $18950 2.29
Iowa City 770 $20510 2.06
Cedar Rapids 490 $20190 0.83
Des Moines 1380 $20210 0.96
West Des Moines 1380 $20210 0.96
Dubuque 460 $17900 1.91
Waterloo 490 $17730 1.33
Cedar Falls 490 $17730 1.33
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