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Plumbing: Career and Education Opportunities in Illinois

Plumbing: Plumbers hook up the pipes needed to bring us clean water and then flush it back out to treatment plants. Working both inside and outside of our buildings, they work on one of the core infrastructures upon which we depend.

Illinois
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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.

CITIES WITH Plumbing OPPORTUNITIES IN Illinois


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CAREERS WITHIN Plumbing

Plumber

Plumbers assemble, install, and repair pipes, fittings, and fixtures of heating, water, and drainage systems, according to specifications and plumbing codes. Plumbers need to think through complex problems and develop a critical analysis of the situation and possible solutions. They also need to think through complex problems and develop a critical analysis of the situation and possible solutions.