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Careers for Accounting Program Graduates

Common job titles

  • Accountant
  • Auditing clerk
  • Auditor
  • Bookkeeper
  • Budget analyst
  • Cost estimator
  • Financial analyst
  • High school teacher
  • Management analyst
  • Personal finance adviser
  • Revenue agent
  • Tax examiner or collector

Job outlook data

Accountants and auditors held around 1.3 million jobs in 2014, the last year for which data are available. Employment of accountants and auditors is projected to grow 11 percent from 2014 to 2024. Globalization, a growing overall economy and an increasingly complex tax and regulatory environment will create a strong demand for accountants and auditors.

Employment growth of accountants and auditors is tied to the health of the overall economy. As the economy grows, accountants and auditors will be needed to prepare and examine financial records.

Where can I work with this major?

The largest employers of accountants and auditors are:

  • Accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping and payroll services
  • Government
  • Finance and insurance
  • Management of companies and enterprises
  • Manufacturing

» Get information about Adelphi’s Accounting degree program

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Accountants and Auditors.

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Center for Career and Professional Development
Nexus Building, Room 225
p – 516.877.3130

Students and Alumni:

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