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Accounting is defined as the recording, reporting, analysis, and audit of financial statements for a given business or entity.  Individuals in this field are responsible for tracking the flow of money into and out of a company, business or personal account, making sure that all transactions are in line with tax law and policy, and apply financial standards of a corporation.

Accountancy has various specializations, that may be obtained through study and certified through examination.  Such certifications are typically appealing to potential employers, who in turn, may assist in obtaining accounting certifications by supplying study materials and/or paying for the exams.  In fact, employers may 1) provide tuition assistance to help employees earn an accounting degree, 2) allocate work time to take online accounting courses, or 3) time off to obtain an online accounting certificate.

Career Summary

MEDIAN SALARY

$76,730

PERCENT ABOVE NATIONAL
INCOME AVERAGE

51.69%

TOTAL SECTOR EMPLOYMENT

1,246,540

Degree Median Salary vs Adjacent Degree Types

Source: BLS, US Census, and IPEDS

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