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Fast Facts for Medical Secretaries in Illinois

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

Salaries for Medical Secretaries in Illinois

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Chicago, Decatur and Rockford

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Programs
  • Medical Billing and Coding Certificate
  • BS in Health Information Management
  • Medical Office Administration
  • 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
  • Medical Billing and Coding Certificate
  • Medical Office Administration
  • Associate of Applied Science:Office Management
  •  Ranked one of the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs in 2014 by U.S. News & World Report.
  •  Offers a no-obligation, 3-week trial period where students may determine if the university is right for them before they commit to it.
  •  Strives to be a student’s partner in lifelong learning; committed to helping them achieve their goals.
  •  Serves students of all ages, from first-graders learning to read to professionals seeking postgraduate training.
  •  Provides career-oriented diploma through master’s programs in fields such as healthcare, business, legal and paralegal services, information technology, criminal justice and design.
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Davenport
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Programs
  • Medical Billing & Coding Specialist
  • Applied Business Fundamentals

About Brightwood College

Brightwood College offers accelerated programs that combine flexible schedules and professional instruction to create a rewarding learning experience for individuals focused on gaining the skills for specific careers. Brightwood College is owned and operated by Education Corporation of America.

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Hammond
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Programs
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
  • Bachelor’s program options include Cybersecurity, Information Systems Technology, Computer Science, and more.
  • A BAS in Information Systems Technology is also available for students who already hold an A.A.S degree.
  • Regent University’s tech programs are designed to prepare students for careers in Software Development and Engineering, Computer Information Security, Network Administration, and more.
  • Regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
Programs
  • Bachelor of Arts in Business - Healthcare Management
  • Ranked among the 2015 Best National Universities by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Designated as a Military Friendly School every year since 2012 by Victory Media.
  • Offers credit for prior learning and experience through assessment tests.
  • Provides a short term Leadership Certification program in partnership with EQUIP®.
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association (NCA).
Programs
  • Computer Information Science (Associate's)
  • Offers a career-focused education with instructors who are professionals in their field.  
  • Dedicated Student Services Coordinators provide guidance and support throughout the program.
  • Provides a career services department that assists students and graduates with job placement, interviewing techniques, as well as resume and cover letter writing.
  • Offers a 24/7 technical hotline available to assist students whenever they need help.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges. 
Programs
  • MS in Health Administration - General Track
  • MS in Health Administration - Informatics Track

Founded by the Society of Jesus in 1851, Saint Joseph's University (SJU) has been developing the minds and abilities of men and women in a challenging academic environment steeped in the enriching Jesuit tradition of cura personalis (care of the entire person). The strong liberal arts foundation promotes an environment of open-minded investigation and debate and attends to developing students beyond their academic accomplishments, while maintaining high academic standards. The University strives to be recognized as the preeminent Catholic comprehensive university in the Northeast.

Programs
  • Health Care Administration - D.B.A.
  • Health Care Administration - PhD in Bus. Admin.
  • Health Care Administration - MBA
  • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor's Programs in 2014 by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Implements a one-to-one teaching model, partnering one student with one faculty member in each course.
  • 100% of faculty members hold doctoral degrees.
  • No physical residency requirements, allowing students to pursue their degree online.
  • Committed to innovation, diversity, excellence, and accountability since its founding in 1996.
  • Offers several programs in business, education, psychology, and more.
Programs
  • Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Management
  • Master of Science in Healthcare Management

Change the World with American University

Be a part of something bigger than yourself. At American University, we strive to help you develop your professional interests and indulge in your passion for making a difference. Our online degree programs allow you to gain the advanced skills for active leadership in a variety of fields.

Set Yourself Apart at American University

At American University, our smart, passionate and engaged students and faculty focus their knowledge to create meaningful change. Our strengths in international service and public affairs inspire our sense of social responsibility and a dedication to cultural and intellectual diversity. We're defined by our global perspective, practical idealism and a dedication to public service.

Programs
  • Executive Master of Health Administration
  • Ranked among the Best National Universities in 2015 by U.S. News and World Report.
  • Ranked 8th among the Best Online Graduate Education Programs in 2015 by U.S. News and World Report.
  • A private, co-ed college founded in 1821 and located in downtown Washington, D.C.
  • Its student-faculty ratio is 13:1, and 55.1% of classes have fewer than 20 students.
  • Has distinguished alumni including Senator Harry Reid, former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell, and actress Courtney Cox.

More Illinois Medical Secretary 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
Galesburg
Associate
2,693
Grayslake
Associate
16,010
Danville
Associate
2,832
Palatine
Associate
15,156
East Peoria
Associate
11,804
Olney
Associate
1,610
Carterville
Associate
7,559
Kankakee
Associate
3,591
Centralia
Associate
5,041
Mattoon
Associate
7,177
Godfrey
Associate
7,875
Lincoln
Bachelor
1,266
Springfield
Associate
6,655
Crystal Lake
Associate
5,274
Des Plaines
Associate
10,805
Decatur
Associate
3,274
Rockford
Associate
7,923
Dixon
Associate
2,700
Ullin
Associate
2,176
Harrisburg
Associate
2,606
Belleville
Associate
13,713
Chicago
Associate
368
Sugar Grove
Associate
8,731

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Medical Secretaries

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:
Medical Secretaries

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Medical Secretaries 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 240 $26,390
Marion 240 $26,390
Champaign 150 $30,620
Urbana 150 $30,620
Danville 50 $31,700
Decatur 120 $32,780
Bloomington 120 $28,780
Kankakee 180 $32,380
Peoria 720 $32,390
Rockford 530 $36,000
Springfield 440 $33,100

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