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EICC_AZEastern Iowa Community Colleges Offer A to Z Career Choices

Eastern Iowa Community Colleges (EICC) offers you programs that provide endless opportunities. These programs enable you to start your career after graduation – giving you the necessary skills for many in-demand occupations – or prepare you to transfer seamlessly and successfully to a four-year college or university. Starting your education at EICC will save you thousands of dollars in tuition.

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Area of Study Description Programs Possible Career Paths National Median Salary
Agriculture Choose a career that puts you close to the natural world. Whether it’s working outside, improving the environment, tending to animals or caring for plants, these active careers are for people who would rather not sit at a desk all day. Agronomy


Agribusiness Management

Farm Management

Veterinary Technician

Veterinary Technologists and Technicians $30,290
Agricultural Business Manager $69,300
Agricultural Equipment/Materials Salesperson $74,970
Farm Manager $73,000
Behavior and Social Sciences Are you interested in learning about social issues and figuring out why people make the decisions they do? Do you enjoy talking with people about their problems or advising people? A career in the areas of Behavior and Social Sciences could find you helping people in many ways. History

Political Science


Social Work



Paralegal $46,100
Social/Human Services Assistant $28,000
Community Health Worker $41,000
Business and Financial Careers Can you see yourself starting a business, managing an organization or building a financial empire? Thrive on order and accountability? Then business studies just might be the place for you. Accounting
Administrative and Office Support
BusinessBusiness Management
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks $35,170
Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants $47,500
Accountants $63,550
Marketing Analysts $63,000
Education, Community and Public Service Careers Love working with people? Happiest when you’re making a positive contribution to the welfare of others? Consider making your career in education or community service. Child Care


Criminal Justice

Early Childhood Education


Emergency Medical Services

Fire Science

Physical Education and Recreation


Sign Language Interpreter

Preschool Teachers $27,130
Social and Human Service Assistants $28,850
Elementary School Teachers $53,400
Police Patrol Officers $55,270
Firefighters $45,250
Health Care and Medical Careers Always ready to help? Fascinated with the science and technology of health? Whether it’s about promoting health or treating disease, careers in health care require a combination of skill and compassion. Certified Nursing Assistant

Cancer Information Management

Dental Assisting

Electroneurodiagnostics Technology

Emergency Medical Services

Health Information Technology

Home Care Aide

Medication Aide

Medical Coding and Billing

Medical Transcriptionist


• Associates Degree

• Pre-Bachelor’s of Science
in Nursing

• Practical Nurse

Personal Trainer

Pharmacy Technician

Phlebotomy Technician


Pre-Health Professional


Radiology Technology and Sonography

Respiratory Care

Surgical Technology

Dental Assistants $34,500
Registered Nurses $65,470
Radiologic Technologists $54,620
Surgical Technologists $41,790
Culinary Careers Love to entertain and be around people? Like to cook up a storm and try out new recipes and techniques?  You could turn your flair for the good life into a career! Culinary Arts


Culinary Apprenticeship

Chefs and Head Cooks $42,480
Baker $23,140
IT and Computer Careers/Graphic Design Happiest when you’re dissecting code or developing a database? Do you wear your geek badge with pride? Have a flair for visual creativity? Choose from a range of IT careers creating, maintaining and trouble shooting in the digital world. Graphic Arts

Information Technology – Programming and Networking

• Computer Programming

• Database Management

• Games and Simulation

• Web Development

• Networking

• Hardware/Help Desk Support

• Server Administration

• Security and Forensics

Computer Programmers $74,280
Computer Network Support Specialists $59,090
Computer User Support Specialists $46,420
Graphic Designers $44,150
Web Developers $62,500
Web Administrators $81,140
Database Administrators $77,080
Information Security Analysts $86,170
Manufacturing and Residential Love making things and making things work better? Rather get your hands dirty than work at a computer? Choose a career that keeps you busy building, repairing and  improving. CNC Machining

Engineering Technology

Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning


Mechanical Design (CAD)


Radio Frequency Identification

Renewable Energy


Heating Ventilation and
Air-Conditioning Mechanics
Electricians $49,840
Welders, Cutters and Welder Fitters $36,300
Engineering Technician $51,290
Science Do you like doing experiments to see how things work or reading about technical developments?  What about collecting and identifying things?  A science career could keep you intellectually challenged. Biology



Health, Safety and Environmental Technology



Renewable Energy

Biologists $69,850
Chemists $71,770
Occupational Health and Safety Technicians $47,440
Conservation Scientists/Foresters $59,060
Transportation Technology Does the sound of a well tuned engine make your heart race? Do you like taking things apart and putting them back together better than you found them? A career in Transportation Technology might be just the thing to get your career motor running. Auto Collision Repair

Automotive Technology

Diesel Technology

Truck Driving

Automotive Mechanic $36,610
Automotive Collision Repair Technician $42,200
Diesel Service Technician $42,320
Transfer Study Career Paths No matter what your skills and interests, starting your education at Eastern Iowa Community Colleges means getting a foundation of basic classes in an attentive environment all while spending less on tuition. Accounting






Fine Arts


Journalism and Communications

Liberal Arts



Physical Therapy/Education


Political Science

Pre-Health Professional





Fine Artists $44,850
Financial Analysts $76,950
Technical Writers $65,500
Mechanical Engineers $80,580
Social Workers $54,560
Elementary School Teachers $50,090

Salaries listed are midpoint earnings for most workers in the profession on a nation-wide basis, Starting salaries may be higher or lower and more experienced workers can expect higher levels of pay. All salaries from 2013.

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