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ERIC Number: ED574373
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 64
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 18
Iowa: Education and Workforce Trends through 2025
Carnevale, Anthony P.; Smith, Nicole; Gulish, Artem; Hanson, Andrew R.
Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce
Economic projections show that skills-based technological change across industries and occupations will support rising demand for postsecondary education and training. By 2025, the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce projects that 68 percent of the jobs in Iowa will require some level of postsecondary education. A key driver is the growing need for workers in healthcare, education, management, STEM, and other high-skill occupations. Many of the largest employers in the state--clustered in healthcare, finance and insurance, manufacturing, and education--need workers with at least some college education. Businesses that relocate to or expand in Iowa will also require an educated workforce. Setting a goal of having 68 percent of the workforce achieve a postsecondary degree, certification, or other industry-recognized credential with labor market value by 2025 would not just be reasonable, given demand-side projections, but also highly supportive of future economic growth in the state. Appended are: (1) National projections and why Georgetown Center on Education and the Workplace projections differ from Bureau of Labor Statistics projections; (2) Educational distribution of 2025 employment by occupation in Iowa (number); (3) Educational distribution of 2025 employment by occupation in Iowa (percent); (4) Job openings by occupation group and subgroup in Iowa, 2010-2025; (5) Distribution of occupations in top 20 industries by employment in Iowa; and (6) Career Pathways in Iowa.
Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce. 3300 Whitehaven Street NW Suite 5000 Box 571444, Washington, DC 20057. Tel: 202-687-4922; Fax: 202-687-3110; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Lumina Foundation; Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; Joyce Foundation
Authoring Institution: Georgetown University, Center on Education and the Workforce; Iowa Department of Education, Division of Community Colleges
Identifiers - Location: Iowa