Why Accounting?
Accounting is one of the leading industries for projected growth within the next 10 years. The Bureau of Labor Statistics expects employment of accountants and auditors to grow by 22% between 2008 and 2018. This equates to over 279,000 new jobs!
Why an Online Degree?
Flexibility is the primary reason so many students are opting for Online Degrees. Online Programs allow you to set a class schedule that works for your lifestyle. Additionally, Online Programs offer flexibility as to how to you learn the material.
Accounting Careers
In 2008, accountants and auditors held 1,300,000 jobs in the United States! It is a common misconception that all accountants work for large companies. Many accountants enjoy the bookkeeping end of the industry and thrive in an organized office environment. However, an accounting degree or certification will allow the recipient to enter a variety of different industries, including law, medicine, government, entertainment and even private accounting for individuals.
Accounting Salaries
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics the mean annual salary for accountants and auditors was $59,430 in May of 2008. The top 10% earned more than $102,380!.
PayScale.com lists accounting salaries by degree type. Starting salaries for employees with BS, BBA, MBA and BA degrees in accounting vary between $38,500 and $54,500
Accounting News and Articles
NY Times: Next Steps in Diamond Foods Accounting Inquiry
The investigations center on payments of approximately $20 million in August 2010 and approximately $60 million in September 2011 to walnut growers who supply the company. - February 14, 2012
Bloomberg: CA Outlook Is Revised to Positive by S&P
California (STOCA1)'s ratings outlook was revised to positive from stable by Standard & Poor?s as the most-populous state prepares to sell $2 billion in general- obligation bonds. - February 14, 2012
SFGate: Obama Budget Proves Unique in Accounting for $3.8 Trillion
President Barack Obama's budget outlines his ideas for how the government may spend $3.8 trillion in fiscal 2013. - February 13, 2012
AccountingWEB: Six Things Accountants Don't Understand about LinkedIn
You've probably heard about LinkedIn, and perhaps you?ve already registered your profile. Thousands of accountants register but many fail to register properly, they complain about it, or they simply say it hasn't generated any business for them. - February 12, 2012
NY Times: Entrepreneurs Climbing Mt. Paperwork
TEPID economic growth has left many people out of work or underemployed. While some wait for a better job, or any job at all, to come along, others will try to create their own jobs from scratch by starting a business. - February 11, 2012