Over 11,200 financial institutions make Illinois their home. In addition to being a national leader in business and finance, the home state of Abraham Lincoln has made its mark in the industries of manufacturing, technology, agriculture, and warehousing and distribution.
Finding Business Jobs in Illinois
This diversified economy makes Illinois a great place for a business education. With degrees in international business and trade, human resources, or accounting, you can become part of the Illinois workforce, one whose worker productivity beats the U.S. average by $0.35 per hour. As of May 2007, the median annual salary for an accountant in Chicago, Illinois was $43,782. For a human resources benefits administrator, it was $41,435.