There are lots of great reasons to look for both career and lifestyle opportunities within the state of Iowa! With the lowest cost of doing business, companies operating in Iowa benefit from a business-friendly state government, technology transfer from world-renowned research universities, a skilled and productive labor pool and a centralized geographical location. (Iowa Economic Development)

Thousands of young professionals like to call Iowa home because of the reasonable cost of living, unlimited opportunities for leadership at work and in the community, and an overall work/life balance that is easier to attain than in many other places.


Statewide Resources:

  • Iowa Workforce Development

    Iowa Workforce Development contributes to the economic security of Iowa’s workers, businesses and communities through a comprehensive statewide system of employment services, education and regulation of health, safety and employment laws. Search for jobs and use the other helpful and free resources on this site.

  • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium 
    The Central Midwest HERC connects talented professionals with the region’s best colleges, universities, hospitals, government/non-profit organizations, and members of private industry, listing hundreds of jobs from our member institutions.
  • Future Ready Iowa
    This site is designed to be a 'one-stop' shop where students and adults can review and evaluate different career opportunities in Iowa, and plan their path to landing a high-skilled position. 

Teaching Career Resources:

  • Iowa REAP

    Iowa REAP is a free service designed to help educators find new and exciting teaching and administrative jobs in 850 school districts.

Regional Career Resources:


Cost of living calculator

You will be pleased with the math when you figure how much money you need to make a comfortable living in Iowa compared to the cost of living in other cities!