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The counseling department at Metro High School is here to help you succeed in the classroom and outside school. Metro’s school counselor is a certified and licensed educator with special counseling training.

Career search resources

Iowa’s career coach

  • Iowa’s Career Coach is designed to help you find a career by providing the most current local data on wages, employment, job postings, and associated education and training


  • O*NET Online has detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, workforce development and HR professionals, students, researchers, and more!

Military careers

  • A good website to explore different career options in the military

Ace careers

  • Learn about careers in architecture, construction, and engineering; take a career interest profile assessment, network, and test your skills with a tape measure game

Manufacturing careers

  • Learn about careers in manufacturing, take a personality assessment, and see how your personality matches up with different careers in manufacturing

Elevate Iowa

  • This is a website all about advanced manufacturing in Iowa. You can learn about different careers, take assessments, and search for jobs by city, company, or job title

Iowa construction careers

  • This is a website all about construction careers in Iowa, apprenticeship training programs, and explores information about the process of obtaining an apprenticeship after high school

Financial service careers

  • Good website for information about financial services/insurance career cluster

Iowa STEM careers

This is a website about careers in STEM. You can search for jobs by city, company, or job title

Iowa agriculture careers

  • This is a website to search for careers in agriculture, food, and biotechnology

Explore health careers

  • Learn about a wide variety of careers related to science and health care, from forensic scientist to vet tech


  • Learn about the different careers and pathways in IT, as well as the salary ranges and education necessary to obtain them

How to go into an IT career

  • This website walks students through different IT careers and also the difference between a two-year, four-year, and beyond degree difference when going into the IT field. It may be helpful considering how much the IT field changes

Job opportunities

When you click on the link to Indeed jobs, you can see the most recent posted jobs in the search by changing the date posted at the top in the filter. Change to posted in the last 7 days to see the most recent.
Part-time retail jobs
Restaurant jobs
Customer service representative jobs
Construction jobs
Advanced manufacturing jobs
Health care jobs
Part-time entry-level positions

Places in Cedar Rapids that are currently hiring

Target—hiring a variety of positions at both locations on Blairs Ferry and Edgewood Road
Menards—hiring a variety of positions at both locations in Cedar Rapids and Marion
Dick’s Sporting Goods
Panera Bread—Positions from $10 to $13 an hour and apprentice baker positions
Bruegger’s Bagels
Papa John’s—Pizza delivery driver
Starbucks—three locations and a variety of jobs
Safelite—Customer service representative
Taco John’s—$10-$12 an hour


Tara Wheatley McLaughlin

Metro Counselor