Largest number of jobs, Cook County

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Occupation
Projected employment 2010
Base year employment 2000
Hourly wages 2002-03, entry-level
Required Education Level
Retail salesperson
74,551
69,813
$6
on-the-job training
Office clerks
74,346
64,662
7
on-the-job training
Cashiers
66,629
61,656
6
on-the-job training
Janitors (excluding maids, housekeeping)
65,985
57,790
7
on-the-job training
Customer service reps
64,192
50,049
9
on-the-job training
General and operations managers
59,992
53,508
15
bachelor’s degree or higher
Registered nurses
58,229
49,063
16
associate’s degree or higher
Laborers and movers
57,097
51,041
7
on-the-job training
Production workers
53,793
40,381
6
on-the-job training
Truck drivers
51,119
42,508
12
on-the-job training

SOURCE: Illinois Department of Employment Security