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Career Information

Are you currently unemployed and looking for work? Are you thinking about a career change? Begin your job search here to find the latest information on occupations, wages, education and training requirements, outlook and much more.

Are you a student preparing to make decisions on your future career and wondering about wages and what the education and training requirements are? Begin your career planning here with CIS or CIS Junior to find the latest information on occupations.

Career Resource What's it about? Who's it for?
CIS Job Seeker CIS Job Seeker is for the experienced worker preparing for a career change or one who wants to get back into the workforce after layoff or retirement. It features current openings, job search resources and retraining options. Mature workers and career changers
CIS Junior Explore occupations based on interests and find information about the world of work. Includes classroom activities. Suitable for grades 5-8. Middle and junior high school students
CIS Plus Additional premium features available for lease such as GED preparation, as well as ACT and SAT courses and practice tests. School counselors
Illinois Career Information System (CIS)

Find information on occupations, education, and financial aid. Use the My CIS Portfolio to create resumes and to plan both classes and career paths.

It also provides access to Find Your Green Job and Reality Check

High school and college students; adults
Learn More Earn More Highlights occupations expected to provide the most job openings each year, organized by education and training requirements. Everyone
Quick Click Get a quick look at occupations.  Find wages, job descriptions, employment outlook, and education/training requirements for over 500 careers or choose one of the 16 career areas to view occupations within their broad field. Everyone
Summer Job Central Trying to decide on a career? The Illinois Department of Employment Security offers a variety of career exploration materials. You'll find information on occupations, how to prepare and how to pay for school or training. See also regional wages, self-assessments, course planners and job search hints. High school and college students; parents

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