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Telecommunications: Career and Education Opportunities in Illinois

Telecommunications: Telecommunications Technicians run the lines that pull together the information network upon which we all depend. Making sure the information flows without fail, they are in the field every day repairing and expanding our connections to the world.

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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 Telecommunications OPPORTUNITIES IN Illinois

Featured Online Colleges

Everest University
Liberty University
American InterContinental University Online

CAREERS WITHIN Telecommunications

Television Cable Installer

Television Cable Installers string and repair telephone and television cable, including fiber optics and other equipment for transmitting messages or television programming. Television Cable Installers need to install equipment in line with existing requirements. They also need to diagnose equipment problems and failures.