Employment Outlook

Two-career couples appreciate the wealth of job opportunities the Chicago metropolitan area offers. For spouses in academic or scientific fields, there are five major universities, dozens of small colleges, and a high-technology corridor that includes Argonne National Laboratory, Fermi National Laboratory, and high-tech companies such as Amoco. Chicago is also a center of international banking, trade, and business. Many spouses find positions at Northwestern, which is Evanston's largest employer.