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Other Entertainment: Career and Education Opportunities in Illinois

Other Entertainment: Along with performers, producers and media technicians, there are other media workers who provide entertainment and information for us. From translators to PR specialists, they help to interpret and communicate what we need to hear.

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Illinois has a population of 12,910,409, which has grown by 3.95% in the last 10 years. Nicknamed the "Land of Lincoln," its capital is Springfield, though its largest city is Chicago. In 2008, there were a total of 7,657,328 jobs in Illinois. The average annual income was $42,540 in 2008, up from $41,720 in 2007. The unemployment rate in Illinois was 10.1% in 2009, which has grown by 3.7% since the previous year. Roughly 26.1% of Illinois residents have college degrees, which is higher than the national average.

The top industries in Illinois include construction machinery merchant wholesalers, beer, wine, and distilled alcoholic beverage merchant wholesalers, and nonchocolate confectionery manufacturing. Notable tourist attractions include the Chicago Peregrine Release, the Dusable Museum of African American History, and the Chinatown Museum Foundation.

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CAREERS WITHIN Other Entertainment


Interpreters translate or interpret written, oral, or sign language text into another language for others. Interpreters need to listen well to others and take in their information and issues. They also need to speak clearly and communicate with others.
Public Relations Specialist

Public Relations Specialists engage in promoting or creating good will for individuals, groups, or organizations by writing or selecting favorable publicity material and releasing it through various communications media. Public Relations Specialists need to respond to the actions of other and coordinate activities with them. They also need to write well.