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Fast Facts for Public Relations Specialists in Illinois

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

Salaries for Public Relations Specialists in Illinois

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

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  • Public Relations, Master of Arts (Online)
  • Full Sail’s curriculum combines elements of creativity, art, business and life skills, technical prowess, and academic achievement.
  • Full Sail offers accelerated programs, so a degree that would normally take four years takes 24 months on average.
  • Students work with industry-standard tools and technologies, allowing them to gain practical knowledge and real-world experience.
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Programs
  • MS in Marketing: Public Relations
  • MHA: Public Relations
  • MS in Marketing: Sports Marketing and Media
  • 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
  • Fashion & Retail Marketing (AS)
  • Marketing & Entertainment Management (BS)
  • Online and ground-based program areas include Fashion Marketing and Management and more.
  • Students can study branding, event management, and public relations to help them prepare for a marketing career
  • Course topics include Fundamentals of Business, Brand Strategy, Project Management, and Principles of Market Research
  • Over 50 locations nationwide, with a student support team dedicated to helping students grow
  • Join our next Open House on 10/21 (10/28 @ select locations)!
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  • Master of Science in Communication
  • Graduate Certificate in Strategic Communication Management
  • Recognized for academic excellence, meaningful research & graduate achievement
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission w/ programmatic accreditations
  • More than 200 majors with a beautiful campus location in Indiana
  • Top 5 public university in the U.S according to the Wall Street Journal
  • Has a helpful Academic Success Center to help students reach their potential
Programs
  • B.A. in Advertising and Public Relations with an Emphasis in Advertising Design
  • B.A. in Communications
  • B.S. in Marketing
  • 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.
  • Does something else interest you? GCU also offers programs in Doctoral Studies; Theology; Science, Engineering & Technology; and Fine Arts & Production. Speak with an enrollment counselor today!
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  • Master of Arts in Strategic Communication - Advocacy and Social Impact Concentration
  • AU challenges students to combine serious study with real-world experience
  • 8 schools & 150+ programs including bachelor’s, master’s & doctoral degrees
  • MSA accredited with multiple accreditations per program, located in Wash. D.C.
  • Ranked #74 in “Best National Universities” by US News and World Report
  • Multiple financial aid options for eligible students in need
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  • Bachelors in Communication
  • Bachelors in Marketing
  • 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
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  • Graduate Certificate in Multimedia Development

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  • Bachelor of Science: Communication
  • Master of Business Administration : Marketing
  •  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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  • BS in Business Administration - New Media/Internet Marketing
  • 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.

More Illinois Public Relations Specialist Training Schools

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

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Aurora
Doctorate
3,946
Carlinville
Bachelor
617
Peoria
Doctorate
6,053
River Forest
Doctorate
4,126
Chicago
Doctorate & First Professional
23,401
River Forest
Masters
3,338
Elmhurst
Masters
3,184
Eureka
Bachelor
672
University Park
Doctorate
5,692
Greenville
Masters
1,528
Chicago
Doctorate & First Professional
7,277
Normal
Doctorate
20,274
Bloomington
Bachelor
2,094
Carterville
Associate
7,559
Elgin
Masters
1,236
Centralia
Associate
5,041
Lake Forest
Masters
1,456
Romeoville
Doctorate
5,347
Springfield
Associate
6,655
Chicago
Doctorate & First Professional
15,545
Lebanon
Masters
3,312
Decatur
Masters
2,376
Monmouth
Bachelor
1,343
Palos Hills
Associate
15,859
Naperville
Masters
2,559
Chicago
Masters
12,814
Dekalb
Doctorate & First Professional
25,254
Evanston
Doctorate & First Professional
19,005
Bourbonnais
Doctorate
4,636
Quincy
Masters
1,323
Ina
Associate
4,821
Decatur
Associate
3,274
Rockford
Associate
7,923
Chicago
Doctorate
7,163
Chicago
Masters
5,675
Harrisburg
Associate
2,606
Carbondale
Doctorate & First Professional
20,983
Springfield
Associate
608
Palos Heights
Bachelor
1,367
Deerfield
Doctorate & First Professional
2,783
Chicago
Doctorate & First Professional
14,538
Chicago
Doctorate & First Professional
25,747
Springfield
Doctorate
4,855
Champaign
Doctorate & First Professional
42,326
Macomb
Doctorate
13,331
Wheaton
Doctorate
2,895

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Public Relations 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:
Public Relations Specialists

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Public Relations 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
Champaign-Urbana 140 $59,260
Bloomington 240 $70,410
Peoria 210 $71,570
Rockford 60 $52,300
Springfield 90 $48,650

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