Resources for Accounting Careers

A career in accounting is more than just crunching numbers; it's about solving financial puzzles that help businesses grow and thrive. In accounting, you get to make a big impact, ensuring companies are financially healthy, and strategies are sound. It's a career where your skills directly contribute to shaping the success of businesses, big and small.


Earning a degree in accounting can significantly enhance your career prospects and salary potential. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of accountants and auditors is projected to grow 4 percent from 2022 to 2032, with about 126,500 openings projected each year over the decade.


A career in accounting offers a variety of advantages that can lead to professional success and personal fulfillment:

Competitive salary prospects

Diverse job opportunities

Strong demand for skills

Pathway to leadership roles

Average Starting Salary


2023 Median Annual Salary


Job openings per year 2022-2032

(All data provided by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)

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Accounting I:How to identify and use Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).

Accounting II: Corporate structure characteristics and analysis of financial statements.

Financial Accounting: Proper use of debits, credits, and fiscal year-end procedures.

Managerial Accounting: Measurement of the costs of goods or services and how to analyze business expenses.

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