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First, Find Out If You Qualify for Education & Training Assistance through Career Link

Career Link provides no-cost career services for individuals, including financing for education and training to individuals that have been laid off and qualify for unemployment insurance benefits. Learn more about Career Link →

Next, Find a Local Institution with the Right Program for You

Set your sights on the most in-demand jobs in and around Greater Peoria (see below). Once you know what’s hot, seek the education resources you need in order to meet the demand. Greater Peoria’s Training & Education Institutions →

Greater Peoria's Top 10 Hottest Jobs by County

Peoria County

  • Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
  • Registered Nurses
  • Retail Salespersons
  • Software Developers, Applications
  • Customer Service Representatives
  • Mechanical Engineers
  • Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive
  • First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
  • Computer Systems Analysts
  • Database Administrators

Next 10: 

  • Network and Computer Systems Administrators,
  • Maintenance and Repair Workers—General,
  • First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers,
  • Business Intelligence Analysts,
  • Medical and Health Services Managers,
  • Human Resources Specialists,
  • Civil Engineers,
  • Occupational Therapists,
  • Insurance Sales Agents,
  • Nursing Assistants

Tazewell County

  • Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
  • Maintenance and Repair Workers, General
  • Retail Salespersons
  • Cashiers
  • Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers
  • Managers, All Other
  • Electricians
  • Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand
  • Heating and Air Conditioning Mechanics and Installers
  • Insurance Sales Agents

Next 10: 

  • Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products
  • Mechanical Engineers
  • Nursing Assistants
  • Pharmacy Technicians
  • Software Developers, Applications
  • Office Clerks, General
  • First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
  • Customer Service Representatives
  • Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners
  • Registered Nurses

Woodford County

  • Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
  • Registered Nurses
  • Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand
  • First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Physical Therapists
  • Pharmacy Technicians
  • Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products
  • First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers

Next 10: 

  • Maintenance and Repair Workers, General
  • Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other
  • Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses
  • Medical Assistants
  • Cashiers
  • Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other
  • Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
  • Accountants
  • Software Developers, Applications
  • Marine Architects

McLean County

  • Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
  • Software Developers, Applications
  • Retail Salespersons
  • First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
  • Computer Systems Analysts
  • Registered Nurses
  • Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products
  • Management Analysts
  • First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
  • Customer Service Representatives

Next 10: 

  • Cooks, Restaurant
  • Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers
  • Managers, All Other
  • Food Service Managers
  • Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
  • Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food
  • Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers
  • Business Intelligence Analysts
  • Computer User Support Specialists
  • Waiters and Waitresses