Labor Market Information: Occupation

The following resources provide access to occupation-related data.

Career Exploration Resources

Occupational information geared towards those looking to plan or change their career. Occupational profiles, projections, information on high demand jobs and the education and wages associated with these jobs. Current job and career related publications can be found on the Career Exploration Resources home page.  

Iowa Licensed Occupations

Provides information concerning occupations in Iowa that require a license, certificate or commission issued at the State level. Licensing requirements, associated fees and examination information can be viewed by visiting the Iowa Licensed Occupations home page.

Occupational Wages and Employment

Annual occupational employment and wage estimates by major occupational groups and detailed occupations for the State of Iowa, by metropolitan statistical areas (MSA), Balance of the State regions and IWD regions. Current data can be accessed on the Iowa Wage Report and Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics (OEWS) pages.

Occupational Forecasts

Long-term occupational projections, also known as forecasts, provide information on the expected job growth and decline for a ten-year period for the State of Iowa and local areas in terms of employment, growth rate, openings, various wage levels, education, work experience, job training and top skills. Short-term, two-year, projections are also available for the State of Iowa and local areas. Projections/forecast data can be viewed on the Occupational Projections home page.

Staffing Patterns

Staffing patterns provide detailed information on which occupations are employed in each industry sector/sub-sector (and the reverse). Data is available for the State of Iowa and by Iowa Workforce Development (IWD) region on the Staffing Patterns home page.