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Gate Agents

Gate Agents - 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

Over half of all reservation and ticket agents work for airlines.

Major employers:

  • Airlines
  • Travel services
  • Hotels
  • Travel agencies

Outlook

Growth for this occupation is declining. People can now make reservations online and mobile devices can display tickets. Ticket kiosks at airports mean that travelers can access tickets automatically.

Job openings will occur as agents retire or transfer to other occupations.

Reservation and Ticket Agents (CIS 100435)

Location Employment & Growth >>>> Annual openings



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Illinois
5,638
Large
&
11.4%
5.8%
>>>>
677
High
  Charleston-Effingham-Centralia Area
19
Very small
&
5.3%
5.0%
>>>>
2
Very few
  Cook County
4,532
Large
&
12.1%
5.6%
>>>>
549
High
  Decatur Area
8
Very small
&
25.0%
7.0%
>>>>
0
None
  DeKalb-Elgin-Aurora Area
75
Small
&
8.0%
9.7%
>>>>
9
Few
  Du Page County
370
Medium
&
5.4%
5.4%
>>>>
41
Moderate
  Edwardsville Area
41
Small
&
7.3%
5.1%
>>>>
4
Few
  Jacksonville-Carlinville-Litchfield Area
6
Very small
&
33.3%
7.0%
>>>>
0
None
  Kankakee-Morris-Pontiac Area
17
Very small
&
17.6%
5.2%
>>>>
2
Very few
  Lake County
96
Small
&
6.2%
8.6%
>>>>
11
Few
  McHenry County
30
Small
&
3.3%
6.8%
>>>>
3
Very few
  Mt Vernon-Marion-Carbondale Area
22
Small
&
9.1%
6.8%
>>>>
2
Very few
  Northwest Illinois Area
36
Small
&
5.6%
3.6%
>>>>
4
Few
  Peoria-Bloomington Area
110
Medium
&
12.7%
7.3%
>>>>
13
Moderate
  Quincy-Macomb-Galesburg Area
12
Very small
&
8.3%
4.3%
>>>>
1
Very few
  Rock Island-Moline Area
26
Small
&
7.7%
5.7%
>>>>
3
Very few
  Rockford Area
39
Small
&
2.6%
7.6%
>>>>
4
Few
  Shawnee National Forest Area
10
Very small
&
0.0%
2.4%
>>>>
1
Very few
  Springfield Area
29
Small
&
10.3%
4.7%
>>>>
3
Very few
  St Louis-Belleville Area
54
Small
&
9.3%
6.4%
>>>>
5
Few
  Vermilion County
6
Very small
&
0.0%
4.9%
>>>>
0
None
  Will County
88
Small
&
11.4%
9.1%
>>>>
11
Few
United States
126,300
Medium
&
-2.9%
3.7%
>>>>
12,500
Moderate
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.