Employment Outlook

Two-career couples appreciate the wealth of job opportunities that Chicago and Evanston 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 a center of international banking, trade, and business employment opportunities.
  • Many spouses also find positions at Northwestern, which is Evanston's largest employer. 
  • For Northwestern staff in need of childcare, the McGaw YMCA Children's Center gives Northwestern families financial discounts and priority placements.