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EICC_AZEastern Iowa Community Colleges Offers 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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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 $32,490

Agricultural Business Manager $69,300

Agricultural Equipment/Materials Salesperson $78,980

Farm Manager $66,360

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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
  • Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Pre-Law

Possible Career Paths / National Median Salary

Social/Human Services Assistant $31,810

Community Health Worker $37,330 

Business and Financial

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
  • Business
  • Business Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Marketing/Sales
  • Banking

Possible Career Paths / National Median Salary

Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks $38,390

Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants $55,860

Accountants $68,150

Marketing Analysts $62,560

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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!

  • Culinary Arts
  • Baking
  • Culinary Apprenticeship
  • Hospitality

Possible Career Paths / National Median Salary

Chefs and Head Cooks $43,180

Baker $25,090

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Education, Community and Public Service

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
  • 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 $28,790

Social and Human Service Assistants $31,810

Elementary School Teachers $55,800

Police Patrol Officers $59,680

Firefighters $48,030

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Health Care and Medical

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
  • 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 $36,940

Registered Nurses $68,450

Radiologic Technologists $57,450

Surgical Technologists $45,160

IT and Computer/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

Possible Career Paths / National Median Salary

Computer Programmers $79,840

Computer Network Support Specialists $62,670

Computer User Support Specialists $49,390

Graphic Designers $47,640

Web Developers $66,130

Web Administrators $86,510

Database Administrators $84,950

Information Security Analysts $92,600

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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
  • Logistics
  • Mechanical Design (CAD)
  • Pre-Engineering
  • Radio Frequency Identification
  • Renewable Energy
  • Welding

Possible Career Paths / National Median Salary

Heating Ventilation and Air-Conditioning Mechanics $45,910

Electricians $52,720

Welders, Cutters and Welder Fitters $39,390

Engineering Technician $62,330

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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 $71,890

Chemists $73,740

Occupational Health and Safety Technicians $48,820

Conservation Scientists/Foresters $58,700

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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

Possible Career Paths / National Median Salary

Automotive Mechanic $38,470

Automotive Collision Repair Technician $41,540

Diesel Service Technician $45,170

Check out our program videos for Auto Collision Repair and Diesel Technology at and

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
  • 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 $50,790

Financial Analysts $81,760

Technical Writers $69,850

Mechanical Engineers $84,190

Social Workers $60,230

Elementary School Teachers $55,800

Salaries listed are midpoint earnings for most workers in the profession on a nationwide basis, Starting salaries may be higher or lower and more experienced workers can expect higher levels of pay. All salaries from 2016.

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