Illinois

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Modern car and truck dealerships provide a wide variety of unique and challenging careers to meet the interests and skill levels of almost anyone. These careers offer responsible individuals competitive salaries, great benefits, and excellent opportunity for advancement.

Illinois is host to more than 700 car dealerships, employing more than 45,000 people. Demand for employees is high, which translates into job security. Many jobs are high-tech and challenging as well as rewarding. Job-seekers can find vital information on training opportunities and scholarships below. Jump start your career today.

Car Dealerships

45,921
Total Car Dealership Jobs
$53,337
Average Annual Salary
713
Total Number of Car Dealerships
$38.3 B
Total Car Dealership Sales
$867 M
Income Taxes Paid
64
Employees per Dealership
$2.4 B
Annual Car Dealership Payroll

Truck Dealerships

5,132
Total Truck Dealership Jobs
80
Total Number of Truck Dealerships
$3.4 B
Total Truck Dealership Sales
$284 M
Annual Truck Dealership Payroll

Training Centers

25 Total Number of Training Facilities

College of DuPage

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Glen Ellyn Shop Car
The Automotive Service Technology program is intended to provide education and practice in automotive system operation, diagnosis, and repair of passenger cars, SUVs, and light trucks at a reasonable cost to students of District 502.

College of Lake County

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Grayslake Shop Car
The Automotive Technology program offers courses leading to two Associate in Applied Science degrees: Under Hood Technician and Under the Car Technician.

Frontier Community College

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Fairfield Shop Car
The Automotive Technology degree program will provide students with basic to advanced automotive skills. Students completing the degree can find employment as an auto mechanic, automotive service technician, shop foreman, etc.

Harry S. Truman College

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Chicago Shop Car
As a comprehensive, NATEF-certified automotive technology program, our purpose is to provide students with the necessary educational foundation and practical experiences to pursue an entry-level career in the automotive industry.
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