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Travel: Career and Education Opportunities in Illinois

Travel: Travel Agents help consumers find the right packages that fit their business and pleasure travel needs. With expert knowledge of destinations, hotels, services and travel possibilities, they guide customers to the appropriate travel packages.

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 Travel OPPORTUNITIES IN Illinois


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CAREERS WITHIN Travel

Rental Counter Clerk

Rental Counter Clerks receive orders for repairs, rentals, and services. Rental Counter Clerks need to listen well to others and take in their information and issues. They also need to read and understand what has been read.
Travel Agent

Travel Agents plan and sell transportation and accommodations for travel agency customers. Travel Agents need to look for ways to help others. They also need to listen well to others and take in their information and issues.