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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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The George Washington University (GW) was founded in 1821 and is located in Washington, D.C., the heart of international law, health care and business. Our location and close relationships with prominent health care agencies and their officials distinguish the opportunities we provide our students.

At American University, our smart, passionate and engaged students and faculty focus their knowledge to create meaningful change. Our strengths in international service and public affairs inspire our sense of social responsibility and a dedication to cultural and intellectual diversity. We’re defined by our global perspective, practical idealism and a dedication to public service.

 

American University is a private, college-centered research university located in the nation’s capital. It was chartered by the United States Congress in 1893 to build public service, and is now home to a prestigious faculty, guest speakers and visiting world leaders who are influential practitioners and prominent thought leaders.

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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.

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  • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor's Programs in 2015 by U.S. News and World Report.
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  • Has an average class sizes of 18 for undergraduate and 13 for graduate-level courses.
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  • Tends to educate degree-seeking online and campus-based students who are adult learners with families and students who work while pursuing higher education.
Since the founding of Queens in 1857, students have always come first. Our personal approach to education starts with small class sizes that encourage more communication and sharing among students and faculty. As an online student at Queens, you are a welcomed member of our community.

More Iowa Public Relations Specialist Training Schools

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, BLS.gov

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, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, BLS.gov

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Ames 200 $52,930
Iowa City 110 $53,640
Cedar Rapids 110 $55,080
Des Moines-West Des Moines 620 $62,910
Dubuque 50 $50,110
Waterloo-Cedar Falls 50 $51,830

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