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Fast Facts for Public Relations Specialists in Iowa

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

Salaries for Public Relations Specialists in Iowa

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

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Programs
  • Public Relations, Master of Arts (Online)
  • Push Your Creativity To The Next Level.
  • Full Sail’s curriculum combines elements of creativity, art, business and life skills, technical prowess, and academic achievement.
  • Full Sail offers accelerated programs, so a degree that would normally take four years takes 24 months on average.
  • Students work with industry-standard tools and technologies, allowing them to gain practical knowledge and real-world experience.
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Programs
  • MS in Marketing: Public Relations
  • MHA: Public Relations
  • MS in Marketing: Sports Marketing and Media
  • Liberty University’s online programs ranked in the top 10 out of more than 2,100 colleges & universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility.*
  • 100% online programs at associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral level.**
  • Transfer up to 90 credits into an undergraduate degree program.
  • Up to 50% of your master’s degree can be transferred in to help you get the most out of your hard work and maximize the credit you previously earned.
Programs
  • Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies - Communication Studies
  • Bachelor’s program options include Communication, Political Communication, Cinema-Television, and more.
  • Several concentrations available, including Rhetoric and Public Culture, Strategic Communication, Theatre, Journalism, Internet and Social Media, and more.
  • All concentrations are designed to teach students the fundamentals of journalism, helping them prepare for careers as reporters and writers.
  • Regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
Programs
  • A.S. in Marketing
  • B.S. in Marketing
  • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs by U.S. News and World Report in 2015.
  • Ranked among the Best Online MBA Programs by U.S. News and World Report in 2015.
  • Founded in 1890, it has a campus in Waterbury, CT and offers online degree program in eight-week modules, six times a year.
  • About 800 students are enrolled at the main campus, and about half of them commute.
  • Online courses make it possible for students to earn a bachelor’s degree in as little as 18 months and a master’s degree in 14-24 months.
Programs
  • Master of Science in Communication
  • Graduate Certificate in Strategic Communication Management

Purdue University offers a strong foundation of tradition and history, an environment of intellectual curiosity and discovery, and a supportive, student-centered approach to learning. Founded in 1869 as a land-grant school, the University is known today for its prolific faculty as well as a record of distinguished research and achievement in aerospace, engineering, technology, science, and math. Our goal is to educate and develop men and women of personal integrity and scholarly excellence.

Programs
  • B.A. in Advertising and Public Relations with an Emphasis in Advertising Design
  • B.A. in Communications
  • B.S. in Marketing
  • Do you have entrepreneurial visions to advance your career in the business world? Learn about the options available at GCU.
  • Earn a competitive bachelor's or master's degree in the areas of business administration, business analytics, accounting, marketing and more.
  • Many of our business degrees have attained elite accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP).
  • GCU nurtures the startup spirit, propelling your entrepreneurial visions on a powerful platform with opportunities to help you thrive.
  • Pursue a next-generation education with an online program or join Grand Canyon University's vibrant and growing campus community in beautiful Phoenix, Arizona.
Programs
  • Bachelors in Communication
  • Bachelors in Marketing
  • The first and only 100% online, fully accredited public university in the United States
  • No set class times or locations
  • Affordable tuition, guaranteed not to increase as long as you are enrolled
  • Accelerated eight-week terms
  • Classes start every month
Programs
  • B.A. in Applied Communications

National Louis University is one of the oldest and most progressive universities in Chicago. We offer more than 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs through two colleges: the National College of Education and the College of Professional Studies and Advancement.

Programs
  • BS in Business Administration - New Media/Internet Marketing
  • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs in 2015 by U.S. News and World Report.
  • Lets undergrad students try classes before paying any tuition.
  • Has an average class sizes of 18 for undergraduate and 13 for graduate-level courses.
  • Offers numerous scholarship opportunities that can help students save up to $750 per term on their tuition.
  • Tends to educate degree-seeking online and campus-based students who are adult learners with families and students who work while pursuing higher education.

More Iowa Public Relations Specialist Training 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
Des Moines
Bachelor
965
Sioux City
Masters
1,138
Storm Lake
Masters
2,548
Pella
Bachelor
1,605
Dubuque
Doctorate
1,230
Cedar Rapids
Masters
1,316
Sioux Center
Masters
1,301
Des Moines
Masters
5,617
Des Moines
Bachelor
1,748
Ames
Doctorate & First Professional
26,160
Mount Pleasant
Bachelor
834
Dubuque
Masters
1,591
Decorah
Bachelor
2,476
Fairfield
Doctorate
948
Sioux City
Masters
1,798
Cedar Rapids
Masters
1,506
Davenport
Doctorate
3,870
Indianola
Masters
2,039
Dubuque
Doctorate & First Professional
1,560
Iowa City
Doctorate & First Professional
29,117
Cedar Falls
Doctorate
12,692
Fayette
Masters
5,143
Forest City
Bachelor
630
Waverly
Bachelor
1,810
Oskaloosa
Masters
1,949

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Public Relations Specialists

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:
Public Relations Specialists

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Public Relations Specialists 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 200 $51,010
Iowa City 110 $50,480
Cedar Rapids 110 $53,850
Des Moines 620 $58,740
West Des Moines 620 $58,740
Dubuque 50 $43,520
Waterloo 50 $52,670
Cedar Falls 50 $52,670

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