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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 2016

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

     
Metro Area (Alabama) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Hoover 5110 $66,090
Birmingham 5110 $66,090
Huntsville 2290 $68,810
Montgomery 2100 $59,110
Mobile 1260 $58,230
Tuscaloosa 570 $61,080
Decatur 450 $60,470
Auburn 360 $51,240
Opelika 360 $51,240
Dothan 360 $60,490
Muscle Shoals 330 $52,850
Florence 330 $52,850
Daphne 280 $63,910
Foley 280 $63,910
Fairhope 280 $63,910
Gadsden 200 $57,050
Oxford 190 $57,980
Jacksonville 190 $57,980
Anniston 190 $57,980
     
Metro Area (Alaska) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Anchorage 1320 $74,940
Fairbanks 240 $71,640
     
Metro Area (Arizona) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Mesa 16270 $60,540
Phoenix 16270 $60,540
Scottsdale 16270 $60,540
Tucson 2060 $52,980
Flagstaff 380 $55,560
Prescott 320 $56,380
Lake Havasu City 230 $47,260
Kingman 230 $47,260
Douglas 180 $69,840
Sierra Vista 180 $69,840
Yuma 170 $55,590
     
Metro Area (Arkansas) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Conway 2520 $61,140
North Little Rock 2520 $61,140
Little Rock 2520 $61,140
Jonesboro 240 $53,590
Hot Springs 110 $65,840
Pine Bluff 90 $60,430
     
Metro Area (California) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Los Angeles 60960 $72,750
Long Beach 60960 $72,750
Anaheim 60960 $72,750
Oakland 25790 $81,360
San Francisco 25790 $81,360
Hayward 25790 $81,360
Sunnyvale 13620 $89,140
Santa Clara 13620 $89,140
San Jose 13620 $89,140
Carlsbad 10900 $73,590
San Diego 10900 $73,590
Arden 10830 $67,670
Roseville 10830 $67,670
Arcade 10830 $67,670
Sacramento 10830 $67,670
Ontario 6310 $66,810
San Bernardino 6310 $66,810
Riverside 6310 $66,810
Ventura 2050 $76,010
Thousand Oaks 2050 $76,010
Oxnard 2050 $76,010
Fresno 1720 $59,710
Bakersfield 1420 $61,500
Santa Rosa 1380 $72,120
Santa Maria 1240 $80,720
Santa Barbara 1240 $80,720
Stockton 1070 $64,100
Lodi 1070 $64,100
Modesto 770 $59,870
Salinas 700 $76,400
Vallejo 660 $72,160
Fairfield 660 $72,160
Santa Cruz 610 $71,730
Watsonville 610 $71,730
Napa 590 $79,250
Porterville 560 $65,800
Visalia 560 $65,800
Chico 340 $57,470
Redding 260 $58,050
Merced 240 $63,400
El Centro 210 $66,730
Corcoran 160 $63,930
Hanford 160 $63,930
Yuba City 150 $57,590
Madera 140 $62,040
Arroyo Grande N/A $70,690
San Luis Obispo N/A $70,690
Paso Robles N/A $70,690
     
Metro Area (Colorado) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Aurora 22910 $71,410
Denver 22910 $71,410
Lakewood 22910 $71,410
Boulder 2380 $69,670
Fort Collins 1400 $58,700
Greeley 740 $65,760
Grand Junction 450 $55,990
Pueblo 390 $56,680
Colorado Springs N/A $67,990
     
Metro Area (Connecticut) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
East Hartford 5820 $74,010
West Hartford 5820 $74,010
Hartford 5820 $74,010
Stamford 5640 $79,930
Norwalk 5640 $79,930
Bridgeport 5640 $79,930
New Haven 1840 $69,580
Danbury 600 $68,870
Waterbury 490 $58,310
     
Metro Area (Delaware) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Dover 500 $54,880
     
Metro Area (Florida) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
West Palm Beach 25820 $62,470
Miami 25820 $62,470
Fort Lauderdale 25820 $62,470
Tampa 13390 $62,330
Clearwater 13390 $62,330
St. Petersburg 13390 $62,330
Orlando 10340 $60,310
Kissimmee 10340 $60,310
Sanford 10340 $60,310
Jacksonville 5980 $61,540
Tallahassee 2610 $48,390
North Port 2590 $62,070
Sarasota 2590 $62,070
Bradenton 2590 $62,070
Fort Myers 1670 $58,970
Cape Coral 1670 $58,970
Winter Haven 1620 $59,320
Lakeland 1620 $59,320
Melbourne 1490 $65,910
Palm Bay 1490 $65,910
Titusville 1490 $65,910
Port St. Lucie 1100 $56,080
Naples 1100 $66,090
Marco Island 1100 $66,090
Immokalee 1100 $66,090
Gainesville 1080 $57,250
Pensacola 1030 $56,080
Brent 1030 $56,080
Ferry Pass 1030 $56,080
Ormond Beach 1020 $61,260
Deltona 1020 $61,260
Daytona Beach 1020 $61,260
Crestview 690 $59,900
Destin 690 $59,900
Fort Walton Beach 690 $59,900
Panama City 460 $52,660
Ocala 460 $60,970
Sebastian 330 $53,390
Vero Beach 330 $53,390
Punta Gorda 190 $66,550
Homosassa Springs 160 $47,730
Sebring 130 $50,050
The Villages 90 $56,290
     
Metro Area (Georgia) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Sandy Springs 27500 $71,260
Atlanta 27500 $71,260
Roswell 27500 $71,260
Savannah 970 $64,900
Macon 570 $63,570
Athens 500 $53,500
Clarke County 500 $53,500
Gainesville 420 $62,650
Albany 350 $59,400
Dalton 300 $61,180
Warner Robins 260 $71,720
Valdosta 210 $56,180
Brunswick 180 $60,870
Rome 170 $61,150
Hinesville 70 $61,090
     
Metro Area (Hawaii) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Urban Honolulu 3870 $58,100
Lahaina 350 $56,780
Wailuku 350 $56,780
Kahului 350 $56,780
     
Metro Area (Idaho) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Boise City 2190 $62,550
Idaho Falls 400 $60,410
Coeur d'Alene 240 $55,190
Pocatello 220 N/A
     
Metro Area (Illinois) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Peoria 1360 $70,770
Springfield 980 $60,550
Rockford 710 $60,400
Bloomington 540 $66,440
Urbana 420 $54,340
Champaign 420 $54,340
Decatur 230 $59,240
Kankakee 140 $54,310
Danville 120 $53,250
     
Metro Area (Indiana) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Indianapolis 9200 $65,110
Anderson 9200 $65,110
Carmel 9200 $65,110
Fort Wayne 1380 $58,020
Goshen 790 $61,330
Elkhart 790 $61,330
Bloomington 400 $54,180
West Lafayette 370 $57,600
Lafayette 370 $57,600
Columbus 360 $58,180
Terre Haute 290 $59,660
Michigan City 250 $54,220
La Porte 250 $54,220
Muncie 250 $56,740
Kokomo 130 $56,470
     
Metro Area (Iowa) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
West Des Moines 3120 $64,400
Des Moines 3120 $64,400
Cedar Rapids 1110 $62,250
Cedar Falls 530 $56,080
Waterloo 530 $56,080
Iowa City 480 $59,670
Dubuque 410 $52,220
Ames 320 $60,140
     
Metro Area (Kansas) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Wichita 2540 $58,980
Topeka 1240 $53,890
Manhattan 360 $48,500
Lawrence 350 $57,350
     
Metro Area (Kentucky) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Lexington 1830 $61,790
Fayette 1830 $61,790
Bowling Green 320 $56,330
Fort Knox 270 $51,720
Elizabethtown 270 $51,720
Owensboro 210 $57,510
     
Metro Area (Louisiana) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
New Orleans 3880 $61,110
Metairie 3880 $61,110
Baton Rouge 2540 $59,040
Lafayette 930 $59,480
Bossier City 870 $58,770
Shreveport 870 $58,770
Monroe 560 $60,750
Thibodaux 550 $60,780
Houma 550 $60,780
Lake Charles 490 $58,760
Alexandria 290 $56,000
Hammond 150 $55,990
     
Metro Area (Maine) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
South Portland 1940 $62,250
Portland 1940 $62,250
Auburn 450 $58,480
Lewiston 450 $58,480
Bangor 430 $58,620
     
Metro Area (Maryland) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Baltimore 14510 $71,240
Towson 14510 $71,240
Columbia 14510 $71,240
Lexington Park 170 $84,200
California 170 $84,200
     
Metro Area (Massachusetts) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Barnstable Town 490 $62,190
New Bedford 440 $68,220
Gardner 330 $73,910
Leominster 330 $73,910
Pittsfield 260 $63,800
     
Metro Area (Michigan) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Dearborn 15570 $69,240
Detroit 15570 $69,240
Warren 15570 $69,240
Grand Rapids 3990 $61,830
Wyoming 3990 $61,830
Lansing 1840 $66,380
East Lansing 1840 $66,380
Ann Arbor 1410 $64,600
Flint 880 $61,410
Portage 840 $62,010
Kalamazoo 840 $62,010
Saginaw 830 $61,750
Jackson 600 $63,710
Battle Creek 370 $63,000
Benton Harbor 290 $62,750
Niles 290 $62,750
Muskegon 260 $59,700
Bay City 180 $64,110
Midland 140 $66,080
Monroe 130 $62,030
     
Metro Area (Minnesota) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Rochester 560 $64,300
St. Cloud 520 $60,900
Mankato 370 $63,870
North Mankato 370 $63,870
     
Metro Area (Mississippi) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Jackson 2040 $52,210
Pascagoula 710 $56,280
Biloxi 710 $56,280
Gulfport 710 $56,280
Hattiesburg 310 $48,490
     
Metro Area (Missouri) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Springfield 1160 $54,850
Jefferson City 870 $48,310
Columbia 580 $56,880
Joplin 380 $59,300
     
Metro Area (Montana) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Billings 630 $61,060
Missoula 410 $55,520
Great Falls 210 $56,750
     
Metro Area (Nebraska) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Lincoln 1710 $55,530
Grand Island 370 $51,720
     
Metro Area (Nevada) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Paradise 5600 $60,150
Henderson 5600 $60,150
Las Vegas 5600 $60,150
Reno 1450 $61,040
Carson City 240 $61,230
     
Metro Area (New Hampshire) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Manchester 930 $64,880
     
Metro Area (New Jersey) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Trenton 2810 $78,980
Atlantic City 490 $67,140
Hammonton 490 $67,140
Vineland 290 $73,610
Bridgeton 290 $73,610
Ocean City 130 $69,010
     
Metro Area (New Mexico) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Albuquerque 3900 $60,230
Santa Fe 700 $56,390
Las Cruces 410 $53,920
Farmington 230 $56,570
     
Metro Area (New York) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Rochester 4640 $63,720
Cheektowaga 4290 $62,930
Niagara Falls 4290 $62,930
Buffalo 4290 $62,930
Albany 4140 $70,930
Schenectady 4140 $70,930
Troy 4140 $70,930
Syracuse 2550 $64,960
Utica 720 $64,300
Rome 720 $64,300
Binghamton 590 $61,750
Kingston 410 $68,050
Ithaca 400 $62,230
Glens Falls 300 $60,820
Watertown 210 $56,880
Fort Drum 210 $56,880
Elmira 140 $60,650
     
Metro Area (North Carolina) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Raleigh 6030 $65,420
Durham 2630 $70,520
Chapel Hill 2630 $70,520
High Point 2370 $68,550
Greensboro 2370 $68,550
Salem 1550 $64,820
Winston 1550 $64,820
Asheville 1020 $61,510
Hickory 730 $64,980
Morganton 730 $64,980
Lenoir 730 $64,980
Wilmington 670 $63,930
Fayetteville 580 $65,620
Greenville 410 $61,720
Burlington 270 $62,100
Rocky Mount 230 $64,260
Goldsboro 210 $59,910
New Bern 170 $60,180
Jacksonville 170 $62,680
     
Metro Area (North Dakota) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Bismarck 920 $57,940
     
Metro Area (Ohio) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Columbus 10630 $65,750
Elyria 9520 $66,940
Cleveland 9520 $66,940
Akron 2990 $63,970
Dayton 2430 $66,080
Toledo 1870 $64,970
Canton 910 $59,190
Massillon 910 $59,190
Springfield 290 $60,660
Mansfield 250 $56,220
Lima 220 $60,720
     
Metro Area (Oklahoma) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Oklahoma City 6200 $61,220
Tulsa 4290 $67,760
Lawton 270 $51,160
     
Metro Area (Oregon) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Salem 1050 $62,190
Eugene 650 $59,160
Medford 440 $61,310
Redmond 320 $55,710
Bend 320 $55,710
Corvallis 220 $61,650
Albany 160 $58,730
Grants Pass 50 $55,140
     
Metro Area (Pennsylvania) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Pittsburgh 12220 $64,830
Harrisburg 3320 $62,660
Carlisle 3320 $62,660
Scranton 1890 $60,000
Wilkes 1890 $60,000
Hazleton 1890 $60,000
Barre 1890 $60,000
Lancaster 1790 $61,990
Reading 1400 $63,830
Hanover 1360 $67,400
York 1360 $67,400
Erie 940 $56,780
State College 520 $62,510
Johnstown 370 $51,360
Altoona 360 $58,220
Williamsport 300 $56,700
Berwick 290 $56,250
Bloomsburg 290 $56,250
Waynesboro 290 $61,080
Chambersburg 290 $61,080
East Stroudsburg 260 $57,090
Lebanon 250 $64,790
Gettysburg 210 $58,200
     
Metro Area (Puerto Rico) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Carolina 7850 $33,150
San Juan 7850 $33,150
Caguas 7850 $33,150
Ponce 330 $28,070
Isabela 240 $25,400
Aguadilla 240 $25,400
Arecibo 190 $26,720
Mayag�ez 180 $28,260
San German 80 $21,680
Guayama 40 $32,970
     
Metro Area (South Carolina) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Columbia 3880 $54,070
Mauldin 2820 $61,130
Greenville 2820 $61,130
Anderson 2820 $61,130
Charleston 2690 $54,290
North Charleston 2690 $54,290
Spartanburg 920 $60,910
Florence 630 $50,860
Beaufort 460 $52,570
Hilton Head Island 460 $52,570
Bluffton 460 $52,570
Sumter 200 $63,990
     
Metro Area (South Dakota) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Sioux Falls 1890 $61,990
Rapid City 660 $60,960
     
Metro Area (Tennessee) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Murfreesboro 7140 $60,020
Franklin 7140 $60,020
Davidson 7140 $60,020
Nashville 7140 $60,020
Knoxville 2380 $60,170
Johnson City 360 $52,510
Jackson 220 $52,430
Cleveland 140 $51,060
Morristown 110 $57,850
     
Metro Area (Texas) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Sugar Land 37990 $78,630
The Woodlands 37990 $78,630
Houston 37990 $78,630
Arlington 37960 $73,360
Dallas 37960 $73,360
Fort Worth 37960 $73,360
Round Rock 11450 $63,930
Austin 11450 $63,930
New Braunfels 8300 $69,080
San Antonio 8300 $69,080
El Paso 1790 $55,730
Corpus Christi 1710 $60,750
Midland 1350 $69,430
Port Arthur 1080 $66,470
Beaumont 1080 $66,470
Edinburg 1040 $59,270
Mission 1040 $59,270
McAllen 1040 $59,270
Lubbock 930 $59,320
Waco 750 $71,120
Temple 720 $59,150
Killeen 720 $59,150
Amarillo 700 $66,570
Tyler 690 $62,570
Odessa 650 $62,800
Longview 580 $65,300
Laredo 540 $52,630
Brownsville 540 $55,590
Harlingen 540 $55,590
Wichita Falls 450 $56,260
Victoria 300 $60,490
San Angelo 260 $63,690
Denison 220 $68,830
Sherman 220 $68,830
College Station N/A $53,000
Bryan N/A $53,000
Abilene N/A $61,030
     
Metro Area (Utah) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Salt Lake City 6020 $63,470
Orem 1670 $64,120
Provo 1670 $64,120
Ogden 1620 $65,240
Clearfield 1620 $65,240
St. George 300 $53,480
     
Metro Area (Vermont) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
South Burlington 1540 $67,020
Burlington 1540 $67,020
     
Metro Area (Virginia) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Richmond 7420 $70,600
Roanoke 1220 $62,920
Charlottesville 1200 $67,270
Lynchburg 590 $62,300
Radford 460 $64,750
Blacksburg 460 $64,750
Christiansburg 460 $64,750
Harrisonburg 340 $61,970
Waynesboro 240 $61,540
Staunton 240 $61,540
     
Metro Area (Washington) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Tacoma 19340 $67,830
Seattle 19340 $67,830
Bellevue 19340 $67,830
Spokane 1640 $60,490
Spokane Valley 1640 $60,490
Tumwater 750 $62,180
Olympia 750 $62,180
Richland 710 $68,720
Kennewick 710 $68,720
Bellingham 680 $59,280
Silverdale 450 $62,610
Bremerton 450 $62,610
Yakima 440 $60,140
Wenatchee 280 $60,930
Anacortes 240 $61,890
Mount Vernon 240 $61,890
Longview 170 $58,660
Walla Walla 170 $75,760
     
Metro Area (West Virginia) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Charleston 950 $50,570
Vienna 550 $73,380
Parkersburg 550 $73,380
Morgantown 330 $59,440
Beckley 200 $62,580
     
Metro Area (Wisconsin) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
West Allis 7660 $64,070
Waukesha 7660 $64,070
Milwaukee 7660 $64,070
Madison 4150 $62,740
Green Bay 1260 $55,470
Appleton 980 $60,980
Oshkosh 590 $58,580
Neenah 590 $58,580
Wausau 470 $58,180
Eau Claire 460 $57,570
Racine 460 $59,160
Sheboygan 420 $61,360
Beloit 400 $59,370
Janesville 400 $59,370
Fond du Lac 260 $58,780
     
Metro Area (Wyoming) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Cheyenne 580 $53,260
Casper 290 $68,670

Career Stories (Job Profiles) for Accountants and Auditors

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

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

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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  • Business Management & Accounting (AAS)
  • Accounting (BS)
  • Business Management & Accounting - Property Management (AAS)
  • Offers several scholarship opportunities for students who qualify.
  • Laptop computers are issued to each student at the beginning of their program.
  • Provides programs in health care, business, information technology, and graphic arts.
  • Respiratory Therapy program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC).
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).

Our family of non-profit colleges admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin.

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San Marcos
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Programs
  • MS in Accounting
  • MBA - Accounting
  • DBA in Accounting

100% Online & No Standardized Testing

We are committed to helping you achieve your goals and complete your degree as quickly as possible.

Programs
  • Master of Science in Accountancy

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota's Online Master's Programs

At Saint Mary's, we take pride in offering online graduate degrees designed to complement the schedules of working adults like you. Get an affordable, convenient education from a top-ranked university that's grounded in real-world applications.

Saint Mary's University's long history of innovation in education continues with the launch of our new iPad® application, allowing for learning on the go. Our commitment to our Lasallian Catholic tradition of continuous learning, ethics and advancing the common good also endures.

Programs
  • Master - Professional Accounting
  • Graduate Specialization - Accounting
  • Bachelors in Accounting
  • The first and only 100% online, fully accredited public university in the United States
  • No set class times or locations
  • Affordable tuition, guaranteed not to increase as long as you are enrolled
  • Accelerated eight-week terms
  • Classes start every month
Programs
  • Business Management and Accounting
  • Offers career placement assistance services to recent graduates.
  • Approved to accept international students who wish to study in the United States.
  • Programs include Medical Office Specialist, Medical Assistant, Dental Lab Technician, and Healthcare Administration.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).
  • Main campus is located in Van Nuys, California, north of Los Angeles.
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Panorama City
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Programs
  • Bachelor of Arts in Accounting
  • Associate of Arts in Accounting
  • Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration/Accounting

See What’s Possible When You Earn a Degree at Florida Tech 100% Online

Whatever your motivation for considering an undergraduate or graduate degree, Florida Tech offers programs online that can meet your needs. Here are a few reasons Florida Tech may be the right choice for you.

Programs
  • Accountancy with a concentration in General Accounting
  • Master of Business Administration, MBA - Accounting
  • Allows students to transfer credits from non-U.S. colleges and universities after evaluation.
  • Has students attend one class at a time to ensure easy access to faculty and a more hands-on education.
  • Its main campus is located in Fort Lauderdale, with campuses located throughout the State of Florida and internationally. 
  • Provides a Department of Student Services and Resources that assists students with résumé preparation, interviewing skills coaching, mock interviewing, professional development workshops, and more.
Programs
  • Business Management & Accounting (AAS)
  • Accounting (BS)
  • Accounting - Forensic Accounting (BS)
  • Students are issued a new laptop at the beginning of their programs.
  • All online services and study materials are available 24/7, with faculty available five days a week.
  • All programs available online, with the MBA program offered on campus in Salt Lake City.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), with programmatic accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC).
  • Approved by the Better Business Bureau (BBB) since 2010.

Our family of non-profit colleges admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin.

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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