"Behind every good business is a great accountant." - Piyush Maru
Is Accounting Right for You?
The whole investment structure of the economy relies heavily on accountants to make sure financial data is accurate.
One of the greatest benefits of earning an accounting degree is that accountants are always widely demanded among the nation’s professional workforce, even during times of high unemployment.
Do you enjoy working with numbers and applying your knowledge through technology? Do you like interacting with clients and other professionals? If so, then you should consider a career in accounting!
To succeed as an accountant, you must have strong critical thinking skills, including the ability to analyze, identify and address relevant issues with financial information. Accountants must also know how to communicate effectively, write well-structured recommendations and explain conclusions with supportive data.
- Certified Public Accountants
(requires 150 hours for license)
- Forensic Accountants
- IRS Special Agents
- Tax Managers and Consultants
- Account Executives
- Financial Planners
- Chief Financial Officers (CFOs)
- 2016 average annual income: $68,000
- Typical entry level education: Bachelor's
- 2014-2024 job growth estimate: 11%