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Chicago City Review: Attractions, Business and Jobs

Updated on December 26, 2016
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Ms. Inglish offers 25+ years successful experience in medicine, psychology, STEM courses, and aerospace education (CAP).

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Aerial View of Chicago
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Bird's eye view. | Source

Dancing With Stars Or Becoming One In Chicago

The largest growing single occupation for the 2010s in Chicago, as projected by the Federal and State Departments of Labor, was Choreographer. The job title did not supply jobs to as many as were projected, but some jobs were available through each year 2004 - 2014. These jobs are expected to expand somewhat from 2015 - 2020.

Some of the major choreographers, dance schools, and dance companies of Chicago are in the following list:

Bob Fosse

Besides dance and choreography jobs, Chicago has seen growth in a number of other job titles.

Such growing occupations have been consistently represented in the Healthcare Industry.

High demand jobs include those in Travel Nursing and Travel Physicians; Information Technology (IT) for a variety of industries, Construction Trades, and various other Technologies, Education, and Forensics (for instance, Accounting and Web Security). Aerospace and Biomedicine are merging as new leaders.

Hot Jobs In Chicago To 2020

  1. Computer Engineers and Software Developers for Applications and Systems Software
  2. Database Administrators
  3. Network & Computer System Administrators
  4. IT Security Analysts
  5. Mathematical Scientists
  6. Architects, Surveyors & Cartographers
  7. Engineers: Aerospace, Agricultural, Biomedical, Chemical, Electrical, Nuclear, and several others. Engineers
  8. Engineering Technicians and Drafters
  9. Animal Scientists
  10. Food Scientists & Technologists
  11. Soil & Plant Scientists
  12. Biochemists & Biophysicists
  13. Microbiologists
  14. Zoologists & Wildlife Biologists
  15. Conservation Scientists

Industries and Jobs Expanding 2015 - 2020

  1. Roehl Transport, Rushmore Transportation, Transport America - Truck driving positions are increasing faster than most other jobs in America. Chicago is a transportation, freight and airline hub in the Midwest and offers related jobs in growing numbers.
  2. Ageatia Technology Consultancy Services - Engineers, technicians, and management consultants.
  3. University of Chicago, University of Illinois, UC School of Medicine, Northwestern University, and others - Research and faculty positions, interns, externs.
  4. - Major healthcare occupations, including dental positions.
  5. Toys "R" Us - Assemblers, sales positions.
  6. Universal Health Services - RN Nurses and support staff.
  7. Home Depot, Family Dollar, The Gap, CVS, Target, Whole Foods - Sales and cashier positions.

Chicago and Cook County

  • Accommodation and Food Services
  • Ambulatory Health Care Services
  • Food Services and Drinking Places
  • Construction
  • Specialty Trade Contractors
  • Management, Scientific & Technology Services
  • Other Services
  • Personal & Other Services
  • Financial Activities
  • Nursing and Residential Care Facilities

Fastest Growing Industries in

  • Professional/Business Services
  • Educational and Health Services
  • Health Care & Social Assistants
  • Administrative & Support and Waste Management Services
  • Professional, Scientific & Tech. Services
  • Employment Services
  • Educational Services
  • Leisure and Hospitality
  • Elementary/Secondary Schools
  • Trade, Transportation, Utilities

Companies That Need Workers

  1. Chicago Public Schools: Teaching, administrative, other staff
  2. Mariano's Fresh Market
  3. Northwestern University
  4. McDonalds, Starbucks, and other food chains
  5. R.E. Garrison - CDL-licensed Truck Drivers
  6. PetSmart, Target, and other retail stores
  7. Advocate Health Care
  8. CVS Health & Pharmacy and Walgreens Drug Stores
  9. The Home Depot
  10. Aramark

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Downtown Chicago and a famous fountain.Daley Center
Downtown Chicago and a famous fountain.
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Daley Center
Daley Center

Largest Employers

Many of the companies that make up the list of Largest Employers in the entire State of Illinois are located in the Chcago Area, including the following Top 15.  

  1. Abbott Laboratories
  2. University Of Illinois
  3. Us Post Office
  4. University Of Chicago
  5. Johnston R Bowman Health Center
  6. John H Stroger Jr. (New) Cook County Hospital
  7. Northern Trust Bank FSB
  8. CNA Financial Corp
  9. CNA Insurance
  10. Deloitte
  11. Exelon Corp
  12. Raymond James & Assoc Inc.
  13. UIC Hospital
  14. University Of Chicago Medical
  15. University Of Illinois Med Center

Chicago Chinatown

Traditional Nine Dragon Wall in Chicago's Chinatown.
Traditional Nine Dragon Wall in Chicago's Chinatown. | Source

Chinese-American Museum of Chicago and the Chinatown Museum Foundation

Raymond B. & Jean T. Lee Center

  • 238 West 23rd Street; Chicago, Illinois 60616
  • Telephone: (312) 949-1000
  • Website:

Chinatown In Chicago, Founded 1912

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Ukrainian National Museum of Chicago

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A markerUkrainian National Museum of Chicago; 2249 W Superior St, Chicago, IL 60612 -
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Frank Lloyd Wright Chicago Links

  • Frank Lloyd Wright Landmarks in Chicago -- These signature homes built by the Frank Lloyd Wright in Chicago are some of my favorite laces to visit in and around the city. The South Side seems to enjoy a large number of them among their museums and other tourist projects. There is a directory, a number of museum photos, and map available at local museums like the Beverly Museum. Illinois is home to the largest group of Wright buildings in the nation. Twenty-five were built between 1889 and 1913 alone.

Frank Lloyd Wright in Chicago

Colleges and Universities in Chicago

Well known institutions of higher education in Chicago induce the following vocational schools, community colleges and universities:

A more complete listing is available at: Universities & Colleges in Chicago, Illinois

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      Raj Lally Batala 3 years ago from Chicago ,USA

      good article on chicago !!

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      Anya Brodech 4 years ago from 130 Linden St, Oakland, California, 94607

      Thank you! :)

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      Patty Inglish 4 years ago from North America

      Willow Springs has a good reputation for scientists, engineers. and medical products; so your friend sounds like quite a person!

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      Anya Brodech 4 years ago from 130 Linden St, Oakland, California, 94607

      Oh wow Patty, I don't know about that. I'm not a scientist so I can't really say much, haha. He's about 32 so he's been working for a while and moved here from Sweden about 2 years ago. I met him at salsa, he's a good dancer and really good looking ;) Unfortunately I can't say much about his work though other than he works at the lab in Willow Springs and that he's really smart!

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      Patty Inglish 4 years ago from North America

      Thanks a million for that information, abrodech. We have a division of Abbott labs in Franklin County (Ohio), always looking for engineers as well. They have a lot of internships here and use a lot of BSEs, too - must have more entry level jobs here than in Chicago.

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      Anya Brodech 4 years ago from 130 Linden St, Oakland, California, 94607

      One of my friends works at Abbott labs as an electrical engineer, but he's a double PhD from Sweden so he knows his stuff. Abbott labs is for the heavy hitters in the science industry!

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      Patty Inglish 9 years ago from North America

      THANK YOU for that link DMartelonline. I was never able to visit it, but saw it only from the highway onece.

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      DMartelonline 9 years ago

      Patti here's the information on the indoor park:

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      Patty Inglish 9 years ago from North America

      Thanks compu-smart. Have an amusing day. :)

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      Tony 9 years ago from London UK


      Amusement parks! i could just about tell you where "my" local one is!

      It's also good to know that there are many computing Jobs that would be ideal if i chose to work there..

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      Patty Inglish 9 years ago from North America

      There is so much there that 10 Hubs could not do it justice.

      There was once a huge indoor amusement park outside Chicago and I can find no information on it. Maybe the Navy Pier in Chicago replaced it.

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      Tony 9 years ago from London UK

      Great article..I have Chicago as one of my list of destinations to go to when i can finally start traveling.. It looks like it has so many opertunitys and many things to offer..