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Online Accounting Bachelor Degrees

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Accounting professionals work with firms all over the country to ensure efficiency, accuracy of public records, and prompt tax payment. They may work with individuals or large government agencies, offering a wide range of services, from investment planning to legal duties. Those planning careers in accounting should possess strong mathematical aptitude and good communication skills.

Earning Your Accounting Degree Online

Most accountants need a bachelor's degree for even entry-level work. Students who enroll in online education programs can expect classes in business and accounting, while some may pursue college degrees in a more specialized subject, such as internal auditing. Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certification is also an integral part of an accountant's career training. An online education can prepare you for a variety of accounting work. In a field expected to grow by 18 percent through 2016, accountants are employed in public, management, government, internal auditing positions, and numerous other industries. This field demands a high level of expertise, so interested applicants shouldn't hesitate to enroll in a bachelor's program and begin their career training.

Career Outlook

Median annual salary (2012):  $63,550

Job growth (2010-2020):  16% (about as fast as average)

Top states with highest employment (2012): 

  • California, annual mean salary of $75,870
  • New York, $85,140
  • Texas, $71,850
  • Florida, $65,660
  • Pennsylvania, $70,420

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

  • Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
  • Management of Companies and Enterprises
  • Local Government
  • State Government

Source(s): www.bls.gov, OES 2013

http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes132011.htm

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