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Accountants and auditors are business professionals who keep and analyze financial records. They record, report and examine financial information, and are valued for their ability to cut through legal jargon and complex information. Earning the four-year bachelor's degree plus a CPA license provides the technical skills you need to support your existing strengths.

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Accountant and Auditor Schools and Courses

Accountants and auditors typically require a bachelor's degree in accounting or a related field. Although much of the accountant's world is automated, workers still need to have a nuanced concept of tax laws, corporate accounting, business finance rules and more.  Accountant and auditor schools may offer degree programs that specialize in one of the following categories:

  • Public Accounting: Work for corporations or individuals. May specialize in forensic accounting
  • Management Accounting: Work with companies on budgeting, cost management and accounting standards
  • Government Accounting and Auditing: Work in the public sector, auditing businesses and monitoring government funds
  • Internal Auditing: Work with companies to evaluate their internal controls, systems and management procedures to ensure that financial records are accurate

Because accountants often specialize within the field, accountant training programs offer a wide range of accounting training. Courses at accounting schools are also designed to help you find your ideal focus in the field as you try out different concepts and get a broader understanding of the industry. A bachelor's degree program at an accounting or auditing school might include the following coursework:

  • Managerial Accounting
  • Financial Accounting
  • Cost Management
  • Fraud Examination

Accounting courses are designed to give you the broad base of knowledge you need as they give you the power to specialize your knowledge in one aspect of the field. Ultimately, accountant training programs help prepare you for the CPA license examination. 

Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Licensing

Accountants who will be filing reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) are required to be Certified Public Accountants (CPAs). Accreditded accounting degree programs are widely available at a large number of colleges and universities across the U.S.

Nearly all states (42) require that a CPA:

  • Complete 150 semester hours of college coursework, which is 30 semester hours beyond the typical bachelor's degree.
  • Pass the Uniform CPA Examination prepared by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Become licensed by their state board of accountancy
  • Take continuing education for CPAs after licensing, referred to as continuing professional education (CPE)

The specific requirements to be licensed in a specific jurisdiction (state, territory etc.) vary. An individual who wishes to become a CPA in a specific jurisdiction should familiarize themselves with the specific requirements for that jurisdiction. The National Association of State Boards of Accountancy provides the Accountancy Licensing Library, which is an excellent resource for CPA licensing information.

Accountant and Auditor Certifications

Certification is not typically required to become an accountant or an auditor, but according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, certification is a great supplement to a bachelor's degree. There are a number of voluntary certifications for accountants, including:


Resources for Accountants and Auditors


Accounting Terminology

  • 10-K or Form 10-K - is an annual comprehensive report of a public company's performance that is required by the SEC. The 10-K contains audited financial statements for a public company.
  • 10-Q or Form 10-Q - Similar to a 10-K but filed on a quarterly basis with the SEC. 10-Q's are generally less complete and not audited.
  • CPA - Certified Public Accountant is an individual who has met the educational requirements and passed the 4-part Uniform CPA Examination to become licensed as a CPA within a specific jurisdiction (state, territory, etc.).
  • CPE - Continuing Professional Education that is required of CPAs to maintain their status as a CPA.
  • GAAP - Generally Accepted Accounting Principles is the the standard framework of guidelines for financial accounting that is used mainly in the United States.
  • GAO - The Government Accountability Office is the audit, evaluation, and investigative arm of the U.S. Congress.
  • FASB - The Financial Accounting Standards Board's main purpose is to develop generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) within the U.S.
  • IASB - The International Accounting Standards Board is the developer of the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) accounting and financial reporting framework.
  • IFRS - International Financial Reporting Standards is the accounting and financial reporting framework used by most of the world.
  • PCAOB - Public Company Accounting Oversight Board was created by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 to oversee the auditors of public companies.
  • SEC - The Securities and Exchange Commission is a U.S. government agency that is primarily responsible for enforcing federal securities laws.
  • SOX - The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (Pub.L. 107-204, 116 Stat. 745, enacted 2002-07-30), which is also known as the Public Company Accounting Reform and Investor Protection Act of 2002, is a far-reaching set of reforms of U.S. business practices establishing new or enhanced standards for all U.S. public company boards, management, and public accounting firms.

Sources: 

  1. World Accounting Intelligence, http://www.worldaccountingintelligence.com/
  2. Accountants and Auditors, Occupational Outlook Handbook, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, http://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/accountants-and-auditors.htm#tab-2 

Metro Areas Sorted by Total Employment for:
Accountants and Auditors

Listed below are metro areas sorted by the total number of people employed in Accountants and Auditors jobs , as of 2015

Source: 2015 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov.

     
Metro Area (Alabama) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Hoover 4980 $64,560
Birmingham 4980 $64,560
Huntsville 2110 $69,250
Montgomery 1980 $58,370
Mobile 1240 $58,240
Tuscaloosa 640 $57,670
Fairhope 370 $57,440
Foley 370 $57,440
Daphne 370 $57,440
Opelika 360 $50,910
Auburn 360 $50,910
Decatur 340 $61,100
Florence 330 $49,450
Muscle Shoals 330 $49,450
Dothan 290 $64,390
Gadsden 210 $59,080
Oxford 200 $57,780
Jacksonville 200 $57,780
Anniston 200 $57,780
     
Metro Area (Alaska) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Anchorage 1370 $75,240
Fairbanks 260 $76,620
     
Metro Area (Arizona) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Scottsdale 15850 $60,260
Mesa 15850 $60,260
Phoenix 15850 $60,260
Tucson 2370 $53,370
Flagstaff 330 $55,030
Prescott 270 $52,340
Douglas 200 $67,140
Sierra Vista 200 $67,140
Yuma 190 $54,590
Lake Havasu City 150 $42,560
Kingman 150 $42,560
     
Metro Area (Arkansas) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Conway 2550 $60,210
North Little Rock 2550 $60,210
Little Rock 2550 $60,210
Jonesboro 210 $54,130
Hot Springs 100 $60,000
Pine Bluff 80 $59,700
     
Metro Area (California) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Anaheim 58850 $71,240
Los Angeles 58850 $71,240
Long Beach 58850 $71,240
San Francisco 24500 $80,900
Oakland 24500 $80,900
Hayward 24500 $80,900
Sunnyvale 13240 $89,470
San Jose 13240 $89,470
Santa Clara 13240 $89,470
Arcade 11560 $68,260
Arden 11560 $68,260
Sacramento 11560 $68,260
Roseville 11560 $68,260
Carlsbad 10980 $71,500
San Diego 10980 $71,500
Riverside 6660 $66,840
Ontario 6660 $66,840
San Bernardino 6660 $66,840
Oxnard 2010 $73,840
Ventura 2010 $73,840
Thousand Oaks 2010 $73,840
Fresno 1810 $63,380
Bakersfield 1570 $61,420
Santa Rosa 1480 $69,460
Santa Barbara 1280 $78,750
Santa Maria 1280 $78,750
Stockton 1190 $66,580
Lodi 1190 $66,580
Modesto 930 $61,630
Fairfield 750 $72,380
Vallejo 750 $72,380
Salinas 720 $77,610
Porterville 590 $62,140
Visalia 590 $62,140
Santa Cruz 570 $72,590
Watsonville 570 $72,590
San Luis Obispo 520 $61,210
Arroyo Grande 520 $61,210
Paso Robles 520 $61,210
Napa 510 $71,530
Chico 360 $53,470
Redding 280 $56,510
Hanford 250 $54,560
Corcoran 250 $54,560
Merced 240 $61,530
Yuba City 200 $57,240
El Centro 190 $66,510
Madera 130 $58,310
     
Metro Area (Colorado) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Aurora 23250 $69,740
Lakewood 23250 $69,740
Denver 23250 $69,740
Colorado Springs 2510 $60,540
Boulder 2170 $71,040
Fort Collins 1360 $57,370
Greeley 790 $62,100
Grand Junction 460 $59,750
Pueblo 390 $56,140
     
Metro Area (Connecticut) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Norwalk 6010 $77,530
Stamford 6010 $77,530
Bridgeport 6010 $77,530
Hartford 5430 $72,310
East Hartford 5430 $72,310
West Hartford 5430 $72,310
New Haven 1730 $67,800
Danbury 600 $68,510
Waterbury 450 $63,790
     
Metro Area (Delaware) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Dover 440 $54,900
     
Metro Area (Florida) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
West Palm Beach 26430 $62,170
Miami 26430 $62,170
Fort Lauderdale 26430 $62,170
Tampa 12910 $62,010
St. Petersburg 12910 $62,010
Clearwater 12910 $62,010
Sanford 9640 $60,160
Kissimmee 9640 $60,160
Orlando 9640 $60,160
Jacksonville 5850 $63,060
Tallahassee 2700 $47,210
Sarasota 2620 $62,470
Bradenton 2620 $62,470
North Port 2620 $62,470
Fort Myers 1760 $56,690
Cape Coral 1760 $56,690
Titusville 1440 $59,390
Palm Bay 1440 $59,390
Melbourne 1440 $59,390
Lakeland 1420 $59,490
Winter Haven 1420 $59,490
Immokalee 1350 $61,970
Marco Island 1350 $61,970
Naples 1350 $61,970
Port St. Lucie 1200 $56,550
Pensacola 1080 $58,300
Ferry Pass 1080 $58,300
Brent 1080 $58,300
Daytona Beach 1050 $58,780
Ormond Beach 1050 $58,780
Deltona 1050 $58,780
Gainesville 1040 $55,360
Fort Walton Beach 600 $64,270
Crestview 600 $64,270
Destin 600 $64,270
Ocala 550 $57,920
Panama City 410 $55,960
Vero Beach 320 $56,420
Sebastian 320 $56,420
Punta Gorda 210 $65,410
Sebring 140 $52,630
Homosassa Springs 130 $48,970
The Villages 70 $49,190
     
Metro Area (Georgia) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Roswell 28660 $70,820
Sandy Springs 28660 $70,820
Atlanta 28660 $70,820
Savannah 1070 $66,920
Macon 560 $66,790
Clarke County 500 $52,630
Athens 500 $52,630
Gainesville 400 $63,890
Dalton 350 $65,590
Albany 330 $64,700
Warner Robins 270 $72,000
Valdosta 230 $56,030
Brunswick 220 $60,510
Rome 170 $61,530
Hinesville 60 $61,450
     
Metro Area (Hawaii) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Urban Honolulu 3920 $56,920
Lahaina 380 $52,840
Wailuku 380 $52,840
Kahului 380 $52,840
     
Metro Area (Idaho) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Boise City 2060 $63,100
Idaho Falls 340 $63,490
Coeur d'Alene 230 $59,720
     
Metro Area (Illinois) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Peoria 1360 $67,690
Springfield 970 $61,470
Bloomington 860 $62,890
Rockford 740 $59,550
Urbana 470 $57,230
Champaign 470 $57,230
Decatur 210 $58,460
Danville 160 $45,770
Kankakee 150 $54,420
     
Metro Area (Indiana) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Anderson 9300 $64,010
Carmel 9300 $64,010
Indianapolis 9300 $64,010
Fort Wayne 1420 $59,830
Elkhart 730 $60,770
Goshen 730 $60,770
Bloomington 440 $50,310
Lafayette 420 $52,230
West Lafayette 420 $52,230
Columbus 280 $56,140
Muncie 270 $57,970
Terre Haute 260 $54,650
Michigan City 260 $54,660
La Porte 260 $54,660
Kokomo 150 $56,050
     
Metro Area (Iowa) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
West Des Moines 3140 $60,550
Des Moines 3140 $60,550
Cedar Rapids 1100 $59,110
Cedar Falls 550 $52,970
Waterloo 550 $52,970
Dubuque 500 $54,310
Iowa City 470 $59,820
Ames 300 $55,830
     
Metro Area (Kansas) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Wichita 2570 $59,320
Topeka 1220 $53,960
Lawrence 360 $55,900
Manhattan 330 $46,430
     
Metro Area (Kentucky) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Lexington 1900 $59,620
Fayette 1900 $59,620
Bowling Green 320 $53,330
Fort Knox 290 $55,650
Elizabethtown 290 $55,650
Owensboro 190 $62,010
     
Metro Area (Louisiana) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
New Orleans 4150 $59,170
Metairie 4150 $59,170
Baton Rouge 2720 $57,710
Lafayette 1110 $60,280
Shreveport 1020 $60,020
Bossier City 1020 $60,020
Thibodaux 510 $60,720
Houma 510 $60,720
Monroe 470 $59,260
Lake Charles 460 $56,700
Alexandria 290 $58,080
Hammond 130 $53,520
     
Metro Area (Maine) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
South Portland 1790 $59,620
Portland 1790 $59,620
Lewiston 470 $55,650
Auburn 470 $55,650
Bangor 360 $55,440
     
Metro Area (Maryland) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Baltimore 14770 $68,820
Towson 14770 $68,820
Columbia 14770 $68,820
Lexington Park 230 $80,930
California 230 $80,930
     
Metro Area (Massachusetts) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Barnstable Town 500 $69,660
New Bedford 490 $61,160
Leominster 290 $74,230
Gardner 290 $74,230
Pittsfield 260 $67,280
     
Metro Area (Michigan) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Warren 13330 $69,190
Detroit 13330 $69,190
Dearborn 13330 $69,190
Wyoming 3840 $61,050
Grand Rapids 3840 $61,050
East Lansing 1810 $63,870
Lansing 1810 $63,870
Ann Arbor 1140 $62,120
Flint 870 $57,860
Saginaw 760 $61,700
Portage 730 $58,150
Kalamazoo 730 $58,150
Jackson 590 $59,840
Battle Creek 510 $61,070
Niles 350 $64,560
Benton Harbor 350 $64,560
Muskegon 240 $60,570
Midland 180 $63,100
Bay City 160 $59,870
Monroe 120 $58,410
     
Metro Area (Minnesota) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Rochester 630 $55,600
St. Cloud 610 $59,580
North Mankato 360 $61,300
Mankato 360 $61,300
     
Metro Area (Mississippi) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Jackson 2040 $50,730
Gulfport 680 $56,560
Pascagoula 680 $56,560
Biloxi 680 $56,560
Hattiesburg 260 $48,750
     
Metro Area (Missouri) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Springfield 1070 $49,330
Jefferson City 800 $45,600
Joplin 500 $48,430
Columbia 490 $56,950
     
Metro Area (Montana) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Billings 600 $61,900
Missoula 360 $55,930
Great Falls 220 $51,780
     
Metro Area (Nebraska) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Lincoln 1710 $54,710
Grand Island 320 $48,780
     
Metro Area (Nevada) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Paradise 5550 $56,350
Henderson 5550 $56,350
Las Vegas 5550 $56,350
Reno 1620 $58,660
Carson City 280 $52,930
     
Metro Area (New Hampshire) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Manchester 820 $62,600
     
Metro Area (New Jersey) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Trenton 2500 $79,200
Atlantic City 480 $64,400
Hammonton 480 $64,400
Vineland 300 $74,910
Bridgeton 300 $74,910
Ocean City 120 $62,530
     
Metro Area (New Mexico) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Albuquerque 3590 $58,570
Santa Fe 650 $54,660
Las Cruces 380 $50,350
Farmington 230 $64,720
     
Metro Area (New York) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Rochester 5160 $66,540
Niagara Falls 4520 $63,670
Cheektowaga 4520 $63,670
Buffalo 4520 $63,670
Albany 4090 $70,610
Schenectady 4090 $70,610
Troy 4090 $70,610
Syracuse 2350 $64,100
Utica 660 $64,410
Rome 660 $64,410
Binghamton 600 $59,620
Ithaca 390 $61,030
Kingston 390 $67,780
Glens Falls 290 $58,570
Fort Drum 190 $58,400
Watertown 190 $58,400
Elmira 190 $65,360
     
Metro Area (North Carolina) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Raleigh 5300 $63,000
Greensboro 2500 $65,790
High Point 2500 $65,790
Durham 2420 $68,630
Chapel Hill 2420 $68,630
Winston 1550 $62,360
Salem 1550 $62,360
Wilmington 830 $60,230
Asheville 810 $59,830
Morganton 730 $63,970
Hickory 730 $63,970
Lenoir 730 $63,970
Fayetteville 610 $65,750
Greenville 360 $60,590
Burlington 240 $60,530
Rocky Mount 240 $60,680
Goldsboro 230 $53,380
Jacksonville 160 $56,540
New Bern 150 $58,150
     
Metro Area (North Dakota) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Bismarck 1010 $52,420
     
Metro Area (Ohio) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Columbus 9710 $66,390
Elyria 9070 $66,520
Cleveland 9070 $66,520
Akron 2760 $62,040
Dayton 2520 $66,040
Toledo 1970 $63,190
Canton 870 $55,790
Massillon 870 $55,790
Mansfield 250 $59,950
Springfield 250 $62,780
Lima 240 $61,890
     
Metro Area (Oklahoma) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Oklahoma City 6190 $58,130
Tulsa 4720 $64,080
Lawton 250 $50,440
     
Metro Area (Oregon) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Salem 1110 $61,050
Eugene 890 $58,420
Medford 380 $55,920
Redmond 290 $56,150
Bend 290 $56,150
Corvallis 260 $54,390
Albany 150 $62,020
Grants Pass 90 $62,280
     
Metro Area (Pennsylvania) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Pittsburgh 12090 $63,280
Carlisle 3470 $61,380
Harrisburg 3470 $61,380
Hazleton 1930 $57,480
Scranton 1930 $57,480
Wilkes 1930 $57,480
Barre 1930 $57,480
Lancaster 1930 $63,240
York 1460 $64,470
Hanover 1460 $64,470
Reading 1320 $61,570
Erie 900 $57,270
State College 450 $60,170
Johnstown 420 $48,350
Bloomsburg 380 $56,880
Berwick 380 $56,880
East Stroudsburg 330 $56,070
Altoona 330 $58,290
Williamsport 310 $59,390
Chambersburg 280 $60,550
Waynesboro 280 $60,550
Lebanon 270 $60,510
Gettysburg 230 $55,490
     
Metro Area (Puerto Rico) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Carolina 7920 $33,460
Caguas 7920 $33,460
San Juan 7920 $33,460
Ponce 380 $28,050
Isabela 230 $23,940
Aguadilla 230 $23,940
Arecibo 210 $27,140
Mayag�ez 190 $27,610
San Germ�n 80 $21,850
Guayama 50 $33,570
     
Metro Area (South Carolina) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Columbia 3940 $51,820
Anderson 3060 $63,350
Mauldin 3060 $63,350
Greenville 3060 $63,350
North Charleston 2480 $57,210
Charleston 2480 $57,210
Spartanburg 840 $61,940
Florence 530 $50,200
Bluffton 480 $52,350
Beaufort 480 $52,350
Hilton Head Island 480 $52,350
Sumter 200 $68,030
     
Metro Area (South Dakota) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Sioux Falls 1710 $60,800
Rapid City 630 $58,690
     
Metro Area (Tennessee) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Franklin 8170 $59,210
Davidson 8170 $59,210
Murfreesboro 8170 $59,210
Nashville 8170 $59,210
Knoxville 2260 $59,830
Johnson City 300 $53,290
Jackson 200 $52,340
Cleveland 150 $53,160
Morristown 130 $56,010
     
Metro Area (Texas) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Arlington 37720 $71,890
Fort Worth 37720 $71,890
Dallas 37720 $71,890
Sugar Land 37470 $77,030
The Woodlands 37470 $77,030
Houston 37470 $77,030
Austin 11250 $62,560
Round Rock 11250 $62,560
San Antonio 8040 $64,970
New Braunfels 8040 $64,970
El Paso 1740 $55,830
Midland 1350 $68,340
Corpus Christi 1340 $56,540
McAllen 1050 $57,750
Edinburg 1050 $57,750
Mission 1050 $57,750
Lubbock 1040 $57,070
Beaumont 1000 $62,970
Port Arthur 1000 $62,970
Waco 860 $64,670
Tyler 820 $62,830
Amarillo 770 $62,550
Killeen 690 $53,930
Temple 690 $53,930
Longview 570 $61,850
Laredo 550 $59,660
Brownsville 540 $53,930
Harlingen 540 $53,930
Odessa 500 $66,230
Wichita Falls 450 $60,300
San Angelo 340 $62,910
Victoria 290 $60,800
Sherman 290 $71,740
Denison 290 $71,740
Bryan N/A $55,700
College Station N/A $55,700
Abilene N/A $56,400
     
Metro Area (Utah) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Salt Lake City 6180 $63,730
Clearfield 1730 $63,980
Ogden 1730 $63,980
Provo 1480 $63,630
Orem 1480 $63,630
St. George 300 $47,310
     
Metro Area (Vermont) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
South Burlington 1360 $66,920
Burlington 1360 $66,920
     
Metro Area (Virginia) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Richmond 6890 $67,050
Charlottesville 1110 $68,370
Roanoke 1090 $62,840
Lynchburg 540 $58,860
Radford 390 $59,550
Christiansburg 390 $59,550
Blacksburg 390 $59,550
Harrisonburg 320 $63,840
Waynesboro 220 $61,450
Staunton 220 $61,450
     
Metro Area (Washington) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Tacoma 18120 $70,360
Seattle 18120 $70,360
Bellevue 18120 $70,360
Spokane 1640 $59,120
Spokane Valley 1640 $59,120
Tumwater 720 $63,070
Olympia 720 $63,070
Bellingham 680 $60,060
Richland 660 $65,460
Kennewick 660 $65,460
Bremerton 510 $64,840
Silverdale 510 $64,840
Yakima 450 $58,860
Wenatchee 270 $59,050
Anacortes 260 $60,030
Mount Vernon 260 $60,030
Longview 160 $55,040
Walla Walla 150 $77,220
     
Metro Area (West Virginia) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Charleston 1050 $53,410
Vienna 560 $72,530
Parkersburg 560 $72,530
Morgantown 380 $59,050
Beckley 230 $71,590
     
Metro Area (Wisconsin) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Waukesha 7010 $64,710
West Allis 7010 $64,710
Milwaukee 7010 $64,710
Madison 4140 $62,610
Green Bay 1200 $60,230
Appleton 890 $63,290
Neenah 520 $60,360
Oshkosh 520 $60,360
Eau Claire 490 $58,600
Racine 440 $60,170
Wausau 420 $62,750
Sheboygan 410 $61,400
Beloit 340 $56,330
Janesville 340 $56,330
Fond du Lac 210 $55,760
     
Metro Area (Wyoming) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Cheyenne 570 $53,970
Casper 260 $65,470

Career Stories (Job Profiles) for Accountants and Auditors

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Most Popular Industries for :
Accountants and Auditors

Industries representing at least 1% of total jobs for the occupation.

Source: 2015 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov.

Industry Jobs Percent Annual Median Salary
Professional And Technical Services 366,990 33% $61,880
Government 100,550 9% $57,230
Business Management 71,790 6% $59,820
Office Services And Staffing 47,370 4% $55,640
Education 38,150 3% $51,940
Banking And Credit 37,700 3% $54,820
Insurance 36,770 3% $59,310
Durable Goods Wholesale 32,240 2% $62,070
Real Estate 23,280 2% $60,860
Non-durable Goods Wholesale 18,340 1% $62,150
Non-profit 17,590 1% $58,670
Construction Trades 16,770 1% $60,650
Hospital 16,340 1% $54,620
Medical Office 16,090 1% $53,480
Construction 16,010 1% $61,080
Electronics And Computer 13,550 1% $64,390
Social Service 11,160 1% $49,280
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  • The Accounting Academy was founded in 2005 and has been continuously approved to operate by the California Bureau for Private-Pstsecondary Education. 

     

  • Since 1901, Golden Gate University (GGU) has been helping adults achieve their professional goals by providing education in accounting, law, taxation, and business-related areas.


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Los Angeles, San Francisco, Santa Clara
  • Study online with University of Maryland at College Park.

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We have some additional detailed pages at the state level for Accountants and Auditors.

Numbers in parentheses are counts of relevant campus-based schools in the state; online schools may also be available.

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