Couriers and Messengers


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Couriers and Messengers

Couriers and Messengers - Employment & Outlook

The table below provides information about the number of workers in this occupation in various regions. It also provides information about the expected growth rate and future job openings.

Employment

About 36% of couriers and messengers are self-employed.

Major employers:

  • Courier services
  • Messenger services
  • Legal services
  • Medical laboratories

Couriers and messengers who use bicycles work mainly in larger cities.

Outlook

Job growth is expected to decline for this occupation. Opportunities should be best for those who deliver sensitive items, such as medical samples. Individuals with strong customer service skills will have the best opportunities.

Couriers and Messengers (CIS 100052)

Location Employment & Growth >>>> Annual openings



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Illinois
2,958
Medium
&
7.4%
5.8%
>>>>
297
Moderate
  Champaign Area
83
Medium
&
22.9%
7.0%
>>>>
10
Moderate
  Charleston-Effingham-Centralia Area
55
Medium
&
5.5%
5.0%
>>>>
5
Few
  Cook County
1,321
Medium
&
5.8%
5.6%
>>>>
129
Moderate
  Decatur Area
16
Small
&
6.2%
7.0%
>>>>
2
Very few
  DeKalb-Elgin-Aurora Area
100
Small
&
5.0%
9.7%
>>>>
9
Few
  Du Page County
336
Medium
&
6.8%
5.4%
>>>>
33
Moderate
  Edwardsville Area
50
Small
&
10.0%
5.1%
>>>>
4
Few
  Jacksonville-Carlinville-Litchfield Area
20
Small
&
10.0%
7.0%
>>>>
2
Very few
  Kankakee-Morris-Pontiac Area
35
Small
&
5.7%
5.2%
>>>>
4
Few
  Lake County
139
Small
&
7.9%
8.6%
>>>>
14
Few
  McHenry County
34
Small
&
8.8%
6.8%
>>>>
4
Few
  Mt Vernon-Marion-Carbondale Area
49
Medium
&
12.2%
6.8%
>>>>
5
Few
  Northwest Illinois Area
49
Small
&
0.0%
3.6%
>>>>
4
Few
  Peoria-Bloomington Area
137
Medium
&
10.9%
7.3%
>>>>
15
Moderate
  Quincy-Macomb-Galesburg Area
39
Small
&
7.7%
4.3%
>>>>
4
Few
  Rock Island-Moline Area
54
Medium
&
7.4%
5.7%
>>>>
5
Few
  Rockford Area
120
Medium
&
30.0%
7.6%
>>>>
16
Moderate
  Shawnee National Forest Area
14
Small
&
-7.1%
2.4%
>>>>
2
Very few
  Springfield Area
75
Medium
&
8.0%
4.7%
>>>>
8
Moderate
  St Louis-Belleville Area
66
Small
&
7.6%
6.4%
>>>>
6
Few
  Vermilion County
10
Very small
&
0.0%
4.9%
>>>>
0
None
  Will County
105
Medium
&
12.4%
9.1%
>>>>
11
Few
United States
121,800
Medium
&
-2.2%
3.7%
>>>>
10,400
Moderate
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.