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Fast Facts for Financial Specialists in Illinois

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Bloomington, Chicago and Peoria
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Rockford, Kankakee and Champaign
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Chicago, Peoria and Bloomington

Salaries for Financial Specialists in Illinois

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Chicago, Peoria and Champaign

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Programs
  • BSFIN - General Finance
  • MS in Finance
  • BSFIN - Accelerated MS Finance
  • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs in 2015 by U.S. News and World Report.
  • Lets undergrad students try classes before paying any tuition.
  • Has an average class sizes of 18 for undergraduate and 13 for graduate-level courses.
  • Offers numerous scholarship opportunities that can help students save up to $750 per term on their tuition.
  • Tends to educate degree-seeking online and campus-based students who are adult learners with families and students who work while pursuing higher education.
Programs
  • MBA - Finance
  • MBA - Accounting
  • MBA - General
  • Ranked #20 in the Top Public Schools in 2015 by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Ranked among the Top 50 Schools for Entrepreneurship Programs in 2014 by The Princeton Review.
  • Ranked among America’s Top Colleges in 2013 by Forbes.
  • Offers over 90 undergraduate majors across 10 colleges, with numerous programs ranked among the top programs by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Has famous alumni such as Sergey Brin the co-founder of Google, Kevin Blank the Founder of Under Armour Athletic Gear, and more.
Programs
  • B.S. in Finance and Economics
  • M.B.A.: Finance
  • B.S. in Accounting
  • Which career path will you take – Business, Nursing, Education, Psychology? Something else? GCU offers more than 100 majors to get you started!
  • Colangelo College of Business: Features more than 25 programs from the bachelor through the master's level, including several high-demand MBA programs and an accelerated accounting degree.
  • College of Nursing and Health Care Professions: Rich 25-year history providing outstanding health care and nursing degree programs, including an RN to BSN program & master's in nursing degrees.
  • College of Education: Whether you are looking to start or advance your career as a teacher or administrator, GCU offers bachelor’s and master’s in education degrees in key areas.
  • College of Humanities and Social Sciences: Provides a job focused education and features a variety of programs from counseling and psychology to justice studies, history and English literature.
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Programs
  • BA Finance
  • MBA - Finance
  • MA Accountancy - Audit
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Programs
  • MS in Finance - H
  • Flexible MBA - Financial Business - H
  • Flexible MBA

Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School has brought the philosophy of business with humanity in mind to a part time format. Now offering several degrees to the part-time student, students can now become business leaders at this nationally recognized institution in as little as 2.5 years.

Programs
  • MBA - Finance/Accounting
  • MBA - General

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Founded in 1946 and located in the heart of central New York, Utica College is a regionally accredited, independent, private institution that features many of the advantages of a large university — such as undergraduate and graduate degree options, excellent academics, and outstanding faculty — with the intimacy and high degree of personal attention more closely associated with smaller private institutions.


Programs
  • Master in Finance
  • Master - Professional Accounting
  • Graduate Specialization - Accounting
  • The first and only 100% online, fully accredited public university in the United States
  • No set class times or locations
  • Affordable tuition, guaranteed not to increase as long as you are enrolled
  • Accelerated eight-week terms
  • Classes start every month
Programs
  • MHA: Finance
  • BS in Business - Finance
  • DBA: Finance
  • Liberty University’s online programs ranked in the top 10 out of more than 2,100 colleges & universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility.*
  • 100% online programs at associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral level.**
  • Transfer up to 90 credits into an undergraduate degree program.
  • Up to 50% of your master’s degree can be transferred in to help you get the most out of your hard work and maximize the credit you previously earned.
Programs
  • Master of Business Administration - Finance and Investing
  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting
  • Bachelor of Science in Business - Accounting
  • Recognized as a Top 20 Best Online Bachelor’s Program by U.S. News & World Report in 2016.
  • Online, campus-based, and evening courses offered in 95 areas of study, including Business, Nursing, Psychology, & more.
  • Endorsed by G.I. Jobs and Military Advanced Education magazine as a Military Friendly School in 2015. 
  • Features small class sizes, with a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.
  • 88% of Regent University students receive financial aid, with $18 million awarded in institutional scholarships & aid each year.
Programs
  • Business Administration - Finance (BS) (Online)
  • Business Administration - Accounting (BS) (Online)
  • Business Administration (BS) (Online)
  • Designated as a 2015 Military Friendly® School by Victory Media, publishers of G.I. Jobs®.
  • Each program is designed to instill the knowledge, ethical values, and interpersonal skills of professional practice and to foster values of social responsibility.
  • Offers several flexible learning options, including a blended format that combines campus and online learning.
  • Several scholarship opportunities are available for students who qualify.
  • Features a competency-based MBA program that allows students to test out of subjects based on prior professional experience.

More Illinois Financial Specialist Training Schools

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Rock Island
Bachelor
2,537
Aurora
Doctorate
3,946
Peoria
Doctorate
6,053
Galesburg
Associate
2,693
Chicago
Doctorate & First Professional
6,810
Chicago
Associate
8,633
Chicago
Associate
11,354
Chicago
Associate
4,078
Chicago
Associate
9,679
Chicago
Associate
10,993
Glen Ellyn
Associate
25,768
River Forest
Doctorate
4,126
Danville
Associate
2,832
Chicago
Doctorate & First Professional
23,401
River Forest
Masters
3,338
Chicago
Bachelor
1,144
Charleston
Masters
12,179
Elgin
Associate
9,613
Elmhurst
Masters
3,184
Eureka
Bachelor
672
University Park
Doctorate
5,692
Greenville
Masters
1,528
Palatine
Associate
15,156
Freeport
Associate
2,049
East Peoria
Associate
11,804
Jacksonville
Bachelor
1,014
Robinson
Associate
1,445
Chicago
Doctorate & First Professional
7,277
Normal
Doctorate
20,274
Oglesby
Associate
4,103
Carterville
Associate
7,559
Quincy
Associate
2,417
Joliet
Associate
13,149
Elgin
Masters
1,236
Kankakee
Associate
3,591
Malta
Associate
4,466
Mattoon
Associate
7,177
Romeoville
Doctorate
5,347
Godfrey
Associate
7,875
Lincoln
Bachelor
1,266
Springfield
Associate
6,655
Chicago
Doctorate & First Professional
15,545
Chicago
Associate
171
Jacksonville
Bachelor
648
Crystal Lake
Associate
5,274
Lebanon
Masters
3,312
Peoria
Bachelor
641
Decatur
Masters
2,376
Monmouth
Bachelor
1,343
Palos Hills
Associate
15,859
Cicero
Associate
5,057
Chicago
Doctorate
7,405
Naperville
Masters
2,559
Chicago
Masters
12,814
Dekalb
Doctorate & First Professional
25,254
Evanston
Doctorate & First Professional
19,005
Des Plaines
Associate
10,805
Bourbonnais
Doctorate
4,636
Champaign
Associate
9,407
Quincy
Masters
1,323
Decatur
Associate
3,274
Rockford
Associate
7,923
Rockford
Masters
1,566
Chicago
Doctorate
7,163
Chicago
Bachelor
1,289
Chicago
Masters
5,675
Dixon
Associate
2,700
Ullin
Associate
2,176
Harrisburg
Associate
2,606
Carbondale
Doctorate & First Professional
20,983
Edwardsville
Masters & First Professional
13,398
Belleville
Associate
13,713
Canton
Associate
2,139
River Grove
Associate
15,658
Chicago
Doctorate & First Professional
14,538
Chicago
Doctorate & First Professional
25,747
Springfield
Doctorate
4,855
Champaign
Doctorate & First Professional
42,326
Joliet
Masters
3,503
Sugar Grove
Associate
8,731
Macomb
Doctorate
13,331

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Financial Specialists

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Illinois. A table below the map shows job popularity and salaries across the state.

Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:
Financial Specialists

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Financial Specialists relative to the population of the city. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Carbondale 30 $40,670
Marion 30 $40,670
Champaign 30 $72,350
Urbana 30 $72,350
Decatur 40 $70,800
Bloomington 80 $72,980
Peoria 350 $83,920
Rockford 40 $63,180
Springfield N/A $53,850

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