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Funeral: Career and Education Opportunities in Illinois

Funeral: Funeral home staff attend to people during some of the most troubling times of their lives. Making sure the experience is as smooth and painless as possible, their job is to bring calm to a difficult time.

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.

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Embalmers prepare bodies for interment in conformity with legal requirements. Embalmers need to look for ways to help others. They also need to read and understand what has been read.