Frequently Asked Questions

Golf Course and Athletic Turfgrass Management

Will I have to move to get a job?
No. There are great jobs in Iowa and in the Cedar Rapids area. Keep in mind, however, that work in Iowa can be seasonal, so you may want to keep your options open. It may take time to work the career ladder locally.

What does the future hold for golf course and athletic turf management workers?
Golf course and athletic field management are in high demand, which means the need for assistant and lead groundskeepers are needed for this industry.

What kinds of people do well in this career?
People who like to work outside and who don’t mind putting in long hours. People who like variety, have strong work ethic, work well in teams, are good at problem-solving and who are committed to learning and to maintaining our public and private recreation facilities.