Jobs in Des Moines, Iowa

Des Moines, IA Employment Information

Des Moines, Iowa Overview

Des Moines, the capital of Iowa and the largest city in the state, bursts with opportunity. For an assumed quiet Midwest town, it has received its share of accolades including being ranked by Forbes Magazine as "The Best Place for Business" in 2010 and 2013. In 2014, NBC named it the "Wealthiest City in America."

Des Moines schools boast a high graduation rate of 83 percent and a low student to teacher ratio of 13 to 1.

Iowa is also home to the first primary caucuses in the presidential campaign cycle, making it a very exciting place to live.

Des Moines Job Opportunities

According to Business Wire, this city is the "Number 1 Spot for U.S. Insurance Companies" and the third largest "Insurance Capital of the World," so finding Insurance jobs in Des Moines is easy.

It is home to many corporate headquarters of well-known companies, including the Meredith Corporation, EMC Insurance Companies, and Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, to name a few. Several large companies have extensive operations in Des Moines, including Wells Fargo, Nationwide Insurance Company, Monsanto, and Pioneer Hi-Bred.Technology companies like Microsoft, Facebook, and Hewlett-Packard have also recently located data processing and logistical facilities in and around the area, so keep that in mind when searching for IT jobs in Des Moines.

This capital city hosts many government opportunities as well.

Des Moines Employment Trends

Despite its connection to the insurance industry, Des Moines' hottest area of job growth for college degree holders is in engineering. Biomedical engineers lead the pack with an estimated 75 percent growth rate through 2020. Nuclear engineers are expected to see a 47 percent growth rate during the same time period.

The second fastest growing field in Iowa is slightly more surprising — meeting, convention, and event planning, which is expected to experience a 49 percent change in opportunities. Another surprising employment trend in Iowa is interpreting and translation services (44 percent).

For employees with a high school degree, the most opportunity lies within motorboat operation (100 percent change), mine cutting and channeling machine operators (50 percent), and the plumbing industry, including pipelayers, steamfitters, plumbers and pipefitters (42 percent).

Des Moines Cost of Living

One of the many reasons companies operating in Des Moines find it so appealing is its affordable cost of living, which is 19.5 percent lower than the national average. The median cost of a home in Des Moines is 50.7 percent less than the national average and rental properties are 16 percent lower than the rest of the nation.The capital of the Hawkeye State has a steady housing market and a strong economic future.

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Regional Sales Executive: 2-4 Preset, Prequalified Appointments Daily As a leader in the Merchant Services arena, one of the today’s most lucrative industries, National Debit Card Network is seeking results-driven outside Regional Sales Executives to help us meet the high demands for our products and services. At NDCN, we champion the business needs of the small to midsize merchants throughout N...
Des Moines, IA
Description: Want to learn more before applying for this role? Click here to view the Realistic Job Preview: Telephonic_Case_Manager_Optum.pdf If you want more meaning in your career - as a clinician or a business professional - think of OptumHealth as your calling...For those who want to invent the future of health care, here's your opportunity. We're going beyond basic care to health programs ...
Des Moines, IA
Mattress By Appointmentis a rapidly growing company with over 100 locations in 40 states throughout the US. We are seeking a talented individual to run a local wholesale to the public dealership. The Candidate should have a previous successful business management and/or sales experience. Recession proof business Excellent career opportunity Flexible schedule Comprehensive training No cold c...
Des Moines, IA
Don't look at another job until you check out The Master's Touch. The Master’s Touch has helped over 1,100 people in 11 countries start their own business in a 19 Billion a Year Industry! Will you be next? No experience necessary, we finance, provide complete hands-on training and lifetime technical support. You can get started with as little as $2,000 dollars down. CLICK APPLY BELOW to learn mo...
Des Moines, IA
An established, growing general commercial contractor is searching for a motivated individual to become part of their team as a Project Manager. This company prides themselves in promoting an open work environment, growing employees from within and is eager to add quality to their organization. Project Manager Functions: · Set up estimates, budgets, and construction timetables for clients · Dev...
Des Moines, IA
** Must Relocate to Chicago area ** Looking for tomorrow's leader. You have heard the news: there is a retirement crisis coming for American industry. With Senior and Executive staff members looking to retire in the next 5-10 years, we recognize the urgent need to bring on the best talent now. What you bring: - 2+ years experience estimating commercial construction projects - Undergraduate de...
Des Moines, IA
A Career with a Purpose: The Financial Advisor/Financial Representative Opportunity You’ll have the unique opportunity to create your own destiny and potentially have a life-long impact on the lives of your clients, families and your community. Northwestern Mutual offers a personalized approach to uncovering financial solutions tailored to each client's individual needs. Your goal is to discover ...
Des Moines, IA
We are a very well known, highly respected general contractor that strives to maintain a small firm feel. We keep our team members engaged, encouraged and empowered to do their best and reward our team on merit, not tenure. We are a team of hard-working, creative and committed construction professionals and we're expanding! We are ready to find our next Project Manager who has experience on a var...
Des Moines, IA
This role is an opportunity to join a market leader in asset management tax compliance firm either in El Dorado Hills, CA or Des Moines, IA. You will be able to test yourself with the sharpest professionals in the industry. This opportunity will see you build on your already impressive experience supporting Asset management clients with their tax requirements and take your career to a new level. ...
Des Moines, IA
Regional Sales Manager opportunity for a well established, still growing High-Tech industrial testing equipment manufacturer. This is a remote-based office, no relocation needed, establishing and managing independent sales representatives covering a multiple state area. We are hoping to find someone with experience selling capital equipment, high-tech instruments with knowledge in industrial/speci...
Des Moines, IA
Senior Healthcare Sales with Daily Preset Appointments and Exclusive Territories Buffett Senior Healthcare Corp. has immediate sales positions in our Exclusive Territory Preset Appointment Division (ETPAD). These sales positions in are specifically reserved for individuals with backgrounds involving one or more of the following: - Entrepreneurs, Coaches/Athletes, Teachers, Preachers/Pastors, & A...
Des Moines, IA
Description: No industry is moving faster than health care. And no organization is better positioned to lead health care forward. We need attention to every detail with an eye for the points no one has considered. The rewards for performance are significant. You'll help improve the health of millions. And you'll do your life's best work.(sm) OptumInsight provides software and information product...
The holidays are right around the corner. Do you need some IMMEDIATE extra income? CPP can help! CPP is looking for sales representatives to present our credit card processing services to small &medium sized business by running 3-5 pre-set and confirmed appointments daily in your local area. You will have a dedicated Team Leader that sits in our Dallas office to assist you in all aspects of the sa...
Summary: Founded in 1997, Blue Sky Satellite is DISH Network’s leading Regional Service Provider with twelve offices in the Midwest region. All of our Technicians are professionally trained and receive frequent education on new products and services from DISH Network. Blue Sky Satellite takes pride in providing world class service to our customers and our focus is to provide our Technicians with ...
Des Moines, IA
Sr. Project Manager Proven Track Record in Commercial Construction Looking for a Sr. Project Manager with experience, and a proven track record in commercial, higher education, and healthcare construction. This company is one of the few commercial contractors who has continued to maintain an excellent reputation and growth in the past 6 years. I'm looking for someone who wants to be part of a te...
Des Moines, IA
If you’re prepared to be fast-tracked to grow to the next level, this family-focused General Contractor wants you on their team. You will be a part of resume building projects and be offered outstanding growth potential with an elite general contractor. As a Project Engineer, you will help lead commercial projects for this well-respected organization who prides themselves in retaining personnel l...
Des Moines, IA
Description The Off Hour Stock Clerk is responsible for maintaining a well-stocked appearance in the store which helps ensure the best customer experience is achieved. This individual will work closely with the Store Management team to ensure company standards are met during the stocking process. The hours for this shift are commonly early morning, however in certain locations or during holiday s...
Des Moines, IA
Hogan Dedicated Services has a premier Regional Operations Manager Position open in the Saint Louis, Missouri area. Hogan has been serving the Transportation Industry since 1918 offering our customers Best in Class Service. Qualifications •Eight years transportation experience •Third party logistics experience •Four year College degree •Excel proficiency •Multi-tasking skills •Safety driven...
FULL-TIME SALARIED + COMMISSIONED SALES PERSON A. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY. The primary responsibility of this position is to grow our Des Moines Metro and Central Iowa customer base by adding new customers and products. B. SPECIFIC DUTIES. ¨ Target specific markets that have a need for our products and services by building a relationship with prospects that will lead to consummating a long-term...
Des Moines, IA
Function Sales Primary Objective Generate revenue by selling software solutions and services to new and existing clients within assigned territory. Manage relationship with assigned client base to ensure retention and grow revenue. This position will focus on the D+H Lending and Mortgage suite of products in both bank and credit union markets that are smaller in asset size. /*/ Knowledge & Skil...

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