Although most people think of corn and Angus beef as Iowa's only industries, Iowa has a strong base of engineering jobs. In fact, electrical and computer engineers and Iowa State University students are creating an asteroid-destroying device.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports Iowa to have a growing engineering spectrum in almost all fields. The fields with the largerst growth in employment rates are agricultural engineering at 19.2% and chemical engineering at 25.5%.
Here are some of the larger companies in Iowa that hire engineerings professionals: Deere & CO., Rockwell Collins, Inc., Principal Life Insurance Company, University of Iowa, Rock Island Arsenal, Genesis Health Systems, Mercy Hospital Medical Center, Alcoa and AEGON USA, Inc.