Ten Fast Growing Jobs in Illinois

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Ten Fast Growing Jobs in Illinois | Long-term Projections through 2018*

1. Physical Therapist Assistants

In Illinois, there was a 2008 base of 2,830 in this field, with a projected increase of 830 to a high of 3,660 (increase of 29%). The average annual number of job openings is reported at 120.

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Ten Fast Growing Jobs in Illinois2. Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors

In Illinois, there was a 2008 base of 13,610 in this field, with a projected increase of 4,140 to a high of 17,750 (increase of 30%). The average annual number of job openings is 660.

3. Pharmacy Technicians

In Illinois, there was a 2008 base of 16,800 in this field, with a projected 23% increase to 20,800 (increase of 4,010). The average annual number of job openings is 830.

4. Dental Hygienists

In Illinois, there was a 2008 base of 7,360 in this field, with a projected 29% increase to 9,540 (increase of 2,180). The average annual number of job openings is 370.

 

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5. Dental Assistants

In Illinois, there was a 2008 base of 12,400 in this field, with a projected increase to a high of 16,020 (up 3,620 or 29%). The average annual number of job openings is 600.

6. Civil Engineers
In Illinois, there was a 2008 base of 7,490 in this field, with a projected increase of 1,900 to a high of 9,390 (increase of 25%). The average annual number of job openings is reported at 320.

7. Social and Human Service Assistants

In Illinois, there was a 2008 base of 12,890 in this field, with a projected increase of 3,460 to a high of 16,350 (increase of 26%). The average annual number of job openings is 620. is 150.

8. Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers

In Illinois, there was a 2008 base of 43,620 in this field, with a projected 22% increase to 53,320 (increase of 9,700). The average annual number of job openings is 1,500.

9. Personal and Home Care Aides

In Illinois, there was a 2008 base of 25,710 in this field, with a projected increase to a high of 34,460 (up 8,750 or 34%). The average annual number of job openings is 1,200.

10. Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education

In Illinois, there was a 2008 base of 14,660 in this field, with a projected increase of 5,550 to a high of 20,200 (increase of 37%). The average annual number of job openings is reported at 850..

If you have questions, or need some information about Illinois Employment opportunities, contact the Illinois Dept. of Employment Security (Search for Jobs) HERE: http://www.ides.illinois.gov/page.aspx?item=34
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*Source: http://www.projectionscentral.com/Projections/LongTerm The projections are from 2008-2018.

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2 Responses to “Ten Fast Growing Jobs in Illinois”

  1. Amanda says:

    This information is very useful! I am trying to decide on what career to choose and this helps me make my decision. It is important to do what you love but I think it also needs to pay my bills!

    • Dave Potts says:

      Thanks for the note, Amanda.
      The external links in the article will direct you to a bunch more info about all kinds of job growth projections.

      I’m glad you found it useful.

      Dave P.

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