Will I have to move to get a job?
No. There are great jobs in Iowa and the Cedar Rapids area. Keep in mind, however, that work in Iowa can be seasonal because of our winter weather, so you may want to keep your options open.
What does the future hold for golf course and athletic turf management workers?
New courses are springing up all the time, which means irrigation technicians and groundskeepers will continue to be in demand.
What kinds of people do well in this career?
People who like to work outside and who don't mind putting in long hours. (You may start work before sunrise to avoid the heat of the day and early-morning golfers.) People who like variety, have a strong work ethic, work well in teams and are good at solving problems. People who are committed to learning and to maintaining our natural resources.