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Career and Education Opportunities for Bakers in Illinois

Illinois has a population of 12,910,409, which has grown by 3.95% over the past decade. Nicknamed the "Land of Lincoln," its capital is Springfield, though its most populous city is Chicago.

Currently, 8,620 people work as bakers in Illinois. This is expected to grow by 11% to about 9,580 people by 2016. This is better than the national trend for bakers, which sees this job pool growing by about 0.2% over the next eight years. In general, bakers mix and bake ingredients according to recipes to produce breads, rolls, or other baked goods.

A person working as a baker can expect to earn about $10 per hour or $22,490 per year on average in Illinois and about $11 per hour or $23,290 annually on average in the U.S. as a whole. Compared with people working in the overall category of Food, people working as bakers in Illinois earn less. They earn less than people working in the overall category of Food nationally.

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 the preceding year. 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 Chicago Historical Society, and the Arts Club of Chicago.

CITIES WITH Baker OPPORTUNITIES IN Illinois


JOB DESCRIPTION: Baker

In general, bakers mix and bake ingredients according to recipes to produce breads, rolls, or other baked goods.

Every day, bakers are expected to be able to listen to and understand others in meetings. They need to see details at a very fine level of focus.

Similar jobs with educational opportunities in Illinois include:

LOCATION INFORMATION: Illinois

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.