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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
  • B.S. in Finance and Economics
  • M.B.A.: Finance
  • B.S. in Accounting
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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
  • Financial Management - PhD in Bus. Admin.
  • Financial Management - D.B.A.
  • Advanced Accounting - PhD in Bus. Admin.
  • 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
  • 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.
Programs
  • MBA - Finance/Accounting
  • MBA - Data Analytics
  • MBA - General

Utica College, founded in 1946, is a comprehensive private institution located in upstate central New York.  The College offers regionally accredited online certificates, bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees in healthcare, cybersecurity, financial crime, nursing, physical therapy, business, criminal justice, and data science.  All courses are taught by credentialed, highly experienced faculty with significant and ongoing accomplishments in their respective fields.

Programs
  • Accelerated MBA Financial Management
  • MBA Financial Management
  • Accelerated MBA Accounting

Founded in 1887, Benedictine University is dedicated to the education of undergraduate and graduate students. Benedictine is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA).

Benedictine University provides a values-centered Liberal Arts education. Today, Benedictine enrolls nearly 10,000 students from all 50 states in the US and over 17 countries.

Why Benedictine University Online?

  • Over 130 year legacy of academic excellence
  • Ranked among America's Top Colleges by "Forbes" Magazine
  • 91% of current students report they are satisfied or very satisfied with their learning experience
Programs
  • Master of Business Administration - Finance
  • Master of Business Administration - Multiple Concentrations
  • Master of Business Administration

The University of Delaware’s tradition of proven academic excellence in online learning brings together expert faculty, experiential learning, and the flexible access online learning offers.

Programs
  • Master of Science in Finance

About Georgetown University
Georgetown University is a private, not-for-profit, accredited university located in Washington, DC. Founded in 1789 by John Carroll, Georgetown is America's oldest Catholic and Jesuit University. Today, Georgetown is a major international research university. It has nine schools, an affiliated hospital and many highly-ranked graduate programs.Georgetown University Online

Since 1970, Georgetown University's School of Continuing Studies (SCS) has rolled out online formats for several programs. Look for online Masters degrees in some in-demand fields such as Nursing, Real Estate & Business. Find the same quality academic content in both on campus and online programs.

Programs
  • Master of Business Administration – Finance
  • Master of Science Professional Accounting
  • Master of Science in Accounting

Founded in 1856, Seton Hall is one of the country’s leading Catholic universities. Rich in history, Seton Hall is also an institution on the rise. U.S. News ranks us among the top universities, and we have moved up 13 places in just five years.

Programs
  • MS in Finance - H
  • Flexible MBA - Financial Business - H
  • Flexible MBA
  • Dedicated to the exceptional education of exemplary business leaders & citizens
  • Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
  • 10+ business degree and certificate programs with online and on campus options
  • 4 campuses conveniently located between Baltimore, MD & Washington D.C
  • U.S. News & World Report ranked JHU #10 among U.S. colleges and universities

More Illinois Financial Specialist Training Schools

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, BLS.gov

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, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, BLS.gov

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Carbondale-Marion 30 $51,640
Champaign-Urbana 30 $72,020
Decatur 40 $70,960
Bloomington 80 $81,840
Peoria 350 $90,530
Rockford 40 $66,430
Springfield N/A $57,960

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