[Guide to Careers] Invest in Your Future!

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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.

Invest in your career – let EICC help you achieve your education and professional goals!

Agriculture

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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

Agriculture

Agribusiness Management

Farm Management

Veterinary Technician

Possible Career Paths/National Median Salary

Veterinary Technologists and Technicians $30,290

Agricultural Business Manager $69,300

Agricultural Equipment/Materials Salesperson $74,970

Farm Manager $73,000

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Behavior and Social Sciences

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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

Psychology

Social Work

Sociology

Pre-Law

Possible Career Paths/National Median Salary

Social/Human Services Assistant $28,000

Community Health Worker $41,000

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Business and Financial Careers

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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.

Check out our AOS program video at www.eicc.edu/vid-aos

Accounting
Administrative and Office Support
Business

Business Management
Entrepreneurship
Marketing/Sales

Banking

Possible Career Paths/National Median Salary

Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks $35,170

Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants $47,500

Accountants $63,550

Marketing Analysts $63,000

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Education, Community and Public Service Careers

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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.

Check out our Sign Language program video at www.eicc.edu/vid-asl

Child Care

Coaching

Criminal Justice

Early Childhood Education

Education

Emergency Medical Services

Fire Science

Physical Education and Recreation

Pre-Law

Sign Language Interpreter

Possible Career Paths/National Median Salary

Preschool Teachers $27,130

Social and Human Service Assistants $28,850

Elementary School Teachers $53,400

Police Patrol Officers $55,270

Firefighters $45,250

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Health Care and Medical Careers

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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

 

Nursing

  • Associates Degree
  • Pre-Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing
  • Practical Nurse

Personal Trainer

Pharmacy Technician

Phlebotomy Technician

Pre-Chiropractic

Pre-Health Professional

Pre-Medical

Radiology Technology and Sonography

Respiratory Care

Surgical Technology

Possible Career Paths/National Median Salary

Dental Assistants $34,500

Registered Nurses $65,470

Radiologic Technologists $54,620

Surgical Technologists $41,790

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Culinary Careers

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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!

Check out our Culinary and Hospitality program videos at www.eicc.edu/vid-culinary and www.eicc.edu/vid-hospitality

Culinary Arts

Baking

Culinary Apprenticeship

Hospitality

Possible Career Paths/National Median Salary

Chefs and Head Cooks $42,480

Baker $23,140

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IT and Computer Careers/Graphic Design

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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.

Check out our IT and Graphic Design program videos at www.eicc.edu/vid-it and www.eicc.edu/vid-graphic

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

Possible Career Paths/National Median Salary

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

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Manufacturing and Residential

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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.

Check out our Engineering Technology program video at www.eicc.edu/vid-engineering

CNC Machining

Engineering Technology

Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning

Logistics

Mechanical Design (CAD)

Pre-Engineering

Radio Frequency Identification

Renewable Energy

Welding

Possible Career Paths/National Median Salary

Heating Ventilation and Air-Conditioning Mechanics $43,640

Electricians $49,840

Welders, Cutters and Welder Fitters $36,300

Engineering Technician $51,290

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Science

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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

Chemistry

Conservation

Health, Safety and Environmental Technology

Physics

Pre-Engineering

Renewable Energy

Possible Career Paths/National Median Salary

Biologists $69,850

Chemists $71,770

Occupational Health and Safety Technicians $47,440

Conservation Scientists/Foresters $59,060

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Transportation Technology

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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.

Check out our program videos for Auto Collision Repair and Diesel Technology at www.eicc.edu/vid-auto and www.eicc.edu/vid-diesel

Auto Collision Repair

Automotive Technology

Diesel Technology

Truck Driving

Possible Career Paths/National Median Salary

Automotive Mechanic $36,610

Automotive Collision Repair Technician $42,200

Diesel Service Technician $42,320

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Transfer Study Career Paths

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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

Biology

Business

Chemistry

Education

English

Fine Arts

History

Journalism and Communications

Liberal Arts

Marketing

Mathematics

Physical Therapy/Education

Physics

Political Science

Pre-Health Professional

Pre-Engineering

Psychology

Sociology

Speech

Possible Career Paths/National Median Salary

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

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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 Onetonline.org 2013.

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