The Complete Guide to a Career in Accounting
Pursuing a career in accounting is very timely as the field is experiencing increased demand because of new laws and regulations in response to the financial crisis of 2007-2010 and the ensuing corporate scandals.
In this infographic from our friends at Rasmussen, we get an overview of the profession mainly from a U.S. perspective.
- The projected job growth for accounting from 2010 to 2020 is 16%
- There were more than 313,000 job openings throughout last year
- You are likely to need a bachelor's degree (76% of positions require this)
- Common certifications are CPA, CISA, CIA and CFE
If you're interested in what accountants can make, have a look at the Emolument salary reports.
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