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MedPro’s Featured Destination: Chicago, Illinois

MedPro’s Featured Destination: Chicago, Illinois
Explorer Mia Boblia takes in the view at Willis Tower and Sky Deck.

The pictures don’t lie. MedPro International Explorers from around the world are living their American Dream in Chicago, Illinois, and the surrounding cities. Whether checking a patient’s vitals at an emergency room in downtown or taking blood at a clinic in Evanston, Explorers are building rewarding careers and establishing strong roots in communities in and around the Windy City.

The backdrop for numerous shows, movies, and photo spreads, it’s easy to see why so many Explorers choose to work or visit Chicago. The third-largest city in the U.S., Chicago sits on the fifth-largest body of fresh water in the world−Lake Michigan and is home to 600 parks, 70 nature and bird sanctuaries, and 29 beaches.

 

Economy

Manufacturing, transportation, Information technology, and health services and technology are the top industries driving the Chicago economy. While many residents headed to the suburbs or warmer areas during the pandemic.

 

Medical Facilities

The are hundreds of hospitals and clinics in Chicago, and many are U.S. News & World Report high performing-ranked facilities, including Northwestern Medicine-Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Rush University Medical Center, University of Chicago Medical Center, Northshore University Health System-Metro Chicago.

Quality of Life
  • Cost of Living:  7.4 percent above the national rate
  • Population: 2,696,555 based on 2020 U.S. Census
  • Median Home Sale Price: $330,000
  • Average Rent: $2,215 for 750 sq. ft.
  • Median Household Income: $65,781
  • Per Capita Income: $41,821
  • Live below the poverty line: 17.1 percent
  • Median Age: 34.8 years
  • Average commute time: 34.4 minutes
Education

Chicago Public Schools

Overall grade: B (Niche.com)

  • Student-Teacher ratio: 16 to 1
  • Serving: 341,382 students in PreK through high school
  • 77 percent graduation rate

 

Several colleges and universities are located in and around the Chicago area, including DePaul University, Loyola University Chicago, The University of Chicago, University of Illinois Chicago, Northwestern University, and City Colleges of Chicago.

Transportation 

Chicago Transit Authority CTA Unlike many U.S. cities, Explorers can easily get around Chicago without a car using the city’s mass transit system. CTA is the second-largest public transportation system in the country. Can you guess the first? CTA serves Chicago and the six-county metropolitan area with rail service to O’Hare International Airport and Midway Airport.

O’Hare International Airport and Midway Airport Chicago is served by two airports, both providing direct and connecting national and international flights.

Top Attractions
Explorer Cathryn cheers on the Chicago Bulls at the United Center.

Sports The Chicago Bulls, Bears, Cubs, White Sox, and Black Hawks−Chicago is one of the best cities for sports fans. Explorers like Cathryn, who took in a Bulls game during her spring break, are bringing Big Fan energy to the Windy City.

Shopping From The Magnificent Mile to State Street, the Oak Street district, and boutiques throughout the city, Chicago is known for its shopping. Explorers will find high-end goods, vintage and handmade items, and everything in between.

Riverwalk  The 1.25 mile long River Walk stretches from Lake Street to Wacker Drive and is open 6 a.m to 11 p.m. Enjoy dining, shopping, boat tours, museums, and more.

Navy Pier A destination for events, activities, and experiences, the Navy Pier is one of the top attractions in Chicago. Be sure to catch a ride on the iconic Centennial Wheel.

Explorer Debbie Lyn Golipatan in front of “The Bean” at Millennium Park.

Art Institute of Chicago Guarded by a pair of bronze lions, the Art Institute houses more than 300,000 works in its permanent collection ranging from Japanese prints to Greek sculptures and classic paintings. Visitors can also enjoy exhibitions featuring greats such as Salvador Dalí.

Millennium Park Visit one of Chicago’s most popular sights, Cloud Gate aka “The Bean,” at Millennium Park. This giant sculpture has appeared in many Explorer selfies and is just one of the many sights to take in at the park.

12th Street Beach Swimming, a non-motorized boat launch, tacos and hot dogs make 12th Street Beach a perfect summer hang-out.

 

 

MedPro International’s American Dream tour is headed to a city near YOU in 2023

Learn how MedPro International assists qualified candidates through all the necessary steps to qualify for and work in the U.S., including Green Card sponsorship for a candidate and their family. MedProU prepares candidates for success in their licensure and English exams as well as life and work in the U.S. Candidates receive a premium hourly wage with periodic pay raises, a comprehensive benefits package, and a sign-on bonus at the start of their U.S. assignment.

But you don’t have to wait until our next recruitment event to kick-start your American dream. Visit https://medprointernational.com/apply/ to complete a brief application, and a Recruiter will contact you right away!

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