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Are you passionate about expanding young minds? Helping undergrads find their career calling? Encouraging lifelong learning? Greater Peoria is home to high-quality institutions serving students of all ages and abilities. Whether you’re an educator or administrator, you’ll find opportunities to shape the future here. View top employers and connect to open positions below.

No matter your career aspirations, we’ve got you covered. A greater career is waiting.

Education by the Numbers

Student/Faculty Ratio at Bradley University
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Certificates Offered at Illinois Central College
Medical Students Educated Annually at UICOMP

Bradley University​

A pillar of the community since 1897, Bradley University offers more than 185 undergraduate and 30-plus graduate programs. This independent, privately endowed institution combines the best of big-school opportunities and resources with the personal attention and learning experiences of a small university.

Programs At Bradley

For five straight years, the Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education have ranked Bradley as Illinois’ top university for student engagement. Key areas of study are found in the following colleges:

  • Foster College of Business
  • Slane College of Communications and Fine Arts
  • College of Education and Health Sciences
  • Caterpillar College of Engineering and Technology
  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Charley Steiner School of Sports Communication
  • Turner School of Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Illinois Central College

Everyone should have access to a college education — that’s ICC’s philosophy. From occupational certificates to associate’s degrees, our local community college provides an affordable, flexible avenue to quality education and career pathways for all residents.

Programs at ICC​​

Illinois Central College offers career programs, certificate programs and transfer programs in more than 150 areas of study. That includes:

  • Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • Architecture and Construction
  • Business Management and Administration
  • Education and Training
  • Health Science
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Information Technology
  • Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security
  • Manufacturing
  • Transportation, Distribution and Logistics


The University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria (UICOMP) opened its doors in 1970 in an effort to expand medical education opportunities throughout Illinois. The Peoria campus — one of four that comprise the nation’s largest medical school — is also active in basic science and clinical research.

Programs at UICOMP​

The University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria educates about 240 medical students annually and offers 20 residency and fellowship programs, including:
  • Breast Imaging
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Family Medicine
  • Gastroenterology
  • Hospice and Palliative Care
  • Internal Medicine
  • Neurology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Obstetrics/Gynecology
  • Pediatrics
  • Pulmonary Critical Care
  • Psychiatry
  • Radiology
  • Surgery

Peoria Public Schools​​

With nearly 13,000 students and 2,700 employees, Peoria Public Schools aims to empower students by reimagining education. From play-based learning in pre-K to hands-on opportunities in high school, skilled educators and an innovative curriculum ignite passions and help students grow into their potential.

Programs at Peoria Public Schools​

Peoria Public Schools operates three traditional high schools, one career and technical center, seven middle schools, ten primary buildings, three K-8 buildings, an early childhood center and a special education center, along with a host of special programs:

  • Academic Acceleration Program
  • Dual Credit Diploma/Degree Program
  • Dual Language Immersion Programs
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Program
  • Online Academy
  • Reservoir Gifted Academy


Explore additional employment opportunities at a range of public, private and faith-based institutions, from Peoria Academy and Peoria Notre Dame to Eureka College, Methodist College and beyond.