From eagle watching in the wintertime to hiking miles of trails in the summertime, Illinois is a land of opportunity. Some of this opportunity is due to the city and metropolitan region of Chicago making the state of Illinois is the fifth most populous state in the country.
The Illinois economy is powered by many different sectors, including energy, technology, manufacturing, agriculture, and the service industry. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics finds that these areas are also growing the need for engineers. In fact, manufactoring engineers are now employing at a 41.4% increase.
Some of the largest employers that hire engineering professionals in Illinois include: Archer Daniels Midland, Walgreen, Boeing, State Farm Insurance Cos., Caterpillar, Kraft Foods, Sears Holdings, Abbott Laboratories, United Continental Holdings, Allstate, Deere, McDonald’s, Exelon, Illinois Tool Works, Navistar International, Baxter International, Motorola Mobility Holdings, Sara Lee, Aon, R.R. Donnelley & Sons, CDW and Motorola Solutions.