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Credit Authorization: Career and Education Opportunities in Illinois

Credit Authorization: Credit professionals handle issues of authorization and check customers' credit histories. They analyze credit histories in order to determine if a given customer is an appropriate credit risk.

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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 Credit Authorization OPPORTUNITIES IN Illinois

Featured Online Colleges

Everest University
Liberty University
American InterContinental University Online

CAREERS WITHIN Credit Authorization

Credit Investigator

Credit Investigators investigate history and credit standing of individuals or business establishments applying for credit. Credit Investigators need to read and understand what has been read. They also need to think through complex problems and develop a critical analysis of the situation and possible solutions.